Lace Up Running – Benita Willis and Anthony Purton

Run Coach, Running Group

Lace Up Running – Benita Willis and Anthony Purton

“Run hard. Be strong. Think big!”

Benita’s expertise lies with runners of all ages and abilities from beginners to elites including cross country, road, track, trail, ultra and triathletes wanting to improve their run leg. Benita has 22 years of experience in the running industry as a professional athlete (former world champion) and coach. Anthony will lead all social group runs. He has an extensive background in triathlon having competed in many half and full ironman distance triathlons including Kona. Anthony loves a trail and is a regular competitor at local and interstate trail series and ultra running events. We welcome all ages and abilities to join our team at Lace Up Running.


Both Benita + Anthony are qualified coaches (World Athletics Level 4 middle and long distance coach qualified and Athletics Australia Level 2 running coach). They are qualified personal trainers, have current first aid certifications and Benita is also a qualified Secondary School Teacher.


We like working with people who are passionate about achieving their goals in road, track, trail/ultra running or triathletes wanting to improve their run leg. To achieve optimum results, we believe individualised programs are best so we specialise in this however we do offer group training for those who just want to come to a session or two each week. We also offer public/ motivational speaking for your next function and will put on a few events in the near future.

Training Schedule

Free group sessions for the month of June – every Saturday 6:30am. Contact Benita and Anthony for more information.

Contact Benita + Anthony


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