History of the club
Origins of the INTRAINING Running & Triathlon Club
INTRAINING Running & Triathlon Club’s story officially began in 1994
intraining’s running groups for recreational and competitive runners had been operating since 1989. Steve, owner and founder of intraining Running Centre could see a hole in the weekend racing that excluded recreational runners from feeling comfortable to compete.
An inclusive philosophy
Steve set out to establish a club that would include both fun runners and competitive runners giving mainly an opportunity for recreational runners to have more racing opportunities. This inclusive philosophy to create an incorporated club for runners in intraining’s already existing training group community revolutionised Brisbane running.
Steve Manning’s main purpose of the club was to give runners from his recreational, athletic and junior training groups a place to connect, and compete in cross country, track and road events. The major focus was to give recreational runners experiences in running events that were only available to competitive athletes. Largely, for our intraining members, it was to give them access to Saturday cross country racing.
This move rocked the running world in Brisbane!
Within a year, intraining’s club were unbeatable in the cross country season. Relay events were filled with intraining teams showing that the camaraderie by participation was equally, if not more important, as winning.
Runners became coaches
Wanting to continue to share this love of running, several of our runners became coaches, mentors, supporters and cheer squads for new runners who also wanted to achieve new running goals
A supportive community
Quickly, the roads became filled with the striking red and white singlet and the air was filled with cheers of “Go intraining”. The training groups grew and people found lifelong friendships within the running community.
intraining has been the largest non-online club in Australia for decades, with over 800 members.
Come and join us for an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling running journey too.
“When it stopped being about the physical running and became more about the fun and enjoyment of running with a group of people”.
Rachel Di Vetta, intraining Club member
MEET OUR COACHES
Coaching people to enjoy and love running drives every single one of our coaches. They love to share their joy of running with you and to see you connect with other runners and achieve your goals.
Our coaches know how important connecting with other runners is, and they know all the ups and downs that go with running. They will help you achieve more than you thought possible.
We are very grateful to all our past and present coaches who turn up every week to support our running community. They will all tell you they have done this “To share the joy of running with the community”
Join one of our many groups around Brisbane.
Groups for all abilities, experience and ages.
intraining's Coaching Executive Team
Chermside Coaching Team
Indooroopilly Coaching Team
New Farm Coaching Team
Stones Corner & Nathan Coaching Team
St. Lucia & Toowong Coaching Team
Tennyson & Wilston Coaching Team
Our club thrives on the supportive community and shared experiences. There are always members who contribute so much more in their time going that extra step to help more, support other runners, and become incredible active as a community contributor.
We love to recognise these runners in our LIFE MEMBER WALL.