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A distance runner at heart, Mel Vandewater has competed at national level in 1500m, steeple chase and 5000m and internationally as a professional triathlete for 10 years in Olympic to Ironman distances. Mel began coaching as a Junior, went onto to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science, working part time as an Occupational Therapist, in medical & orthopaedic wards in Noosa and London, aged care assessment to workplace injury rehabilitation.
In recent years Mel has pursed her passion of coaching runners and triathletes. She mixes her time between her coaching business (Soul Runner), Sporting Spirit and Running Fit. She is an Accredited Athletics Australia coach, with extensive experience in coaching, run analysis and strength and conditioning for general fitness to advanced athletes.
See Mel at Soul Runner Facebook or Twitter: @fastfeelsgood