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Edithvale Olympic coach heads to Rio

3 August 2016

Edithvale running coach Sean Williams will be trackside at the Rio Olympics cheering on two-time Olympian Ben St Lawrence.

Williams has coached the 10,000metre runner in the gruelling 25-lap race since 2006 and will be cheering from the stands when St Lawrence takes to the track on August 13.

His former students also include 3000m steeplechase Olympian Victoria Mitchell and 800m runner Selma Kajan.

Williams moved to Edithvale from Sydney earlier this year and has been impressed by the training facilities on offer in Kingston.

“There are over 30km of beautifully groomed, natural trails in the area that are absolutely perfect for runners of all levels to train on,” Williams said. “They wind along the ocean front, pass waterways such as Mordialloc Creek and Patterson River and cut through the pristine wetlands. One cannot help but be inspired when training in such amazing surrounds”.

Williams has launched a running coaching business in the area and has recently set up running training groups in Edithvale for recreational runners and a separate group for juniors.

But despite his vast experience, Williams knows there is always more to learn so has signed up for the Kingston and Glen Eira Mentor Partners Program.

The free confidential service taps into the expertise and experience of volunteer business mentors who generously give their time to help local business owners to succeed.

Williams has been partnered with accredited mentor David Lennon who has launched eight ‘start-ups’ and turned them into industry leaders.

For further information on how to gain support through the Kingston and Glen Eira Mentor Partners Program see

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