Training for All Distances   800 meters to the Marathon  All levels of ability

Al has always had a genuine interest in people and has shown a rare appreciation of an individualís needs  His methods have always been designed to meet your specific needs.  No matter what the distance and your experience, Al can bring you to the next level.    

Coach Al Lawrence

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Individual Training by an Olympic Medalist



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Olympus and Beyond







  About Coach Al

Allan Lawrence has been a student of distance running since the mid-1950ís and was one of the most versatile distance runners in his era.

While running for Australia, Coach Al won a bronze medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics in the 10,000 meters.

He was the only male runner to win both the NCAA and AAU in one year until Bob Kennedy equalled that feat in 1992. 

Coach Al also set indoor records at 2 and 3 miles (1959,1960) while running for the University of Houston.  In the late 70ís and early 80ís Al was acquiring many masters division, age-group wins.   He also set world age-group records in various distances. He has co-authored 3 running books with Mark Scheid,The Self-Coached Runner, The Self-Coached Runner II, and Running and Racing after 35.  These books can still be found on-line through various book stores like Barnes and Noble, and

 Working with Coach Al

 Coaching since 1980  professionally and many years  before that, he has the ability to  see your potential and train you  to  run your best.  His clients  have  been a range of novice  marathoners to Olympians.














Al Lawrence 1960 World Indoor

Record 3 mile