Tony Doherty

Tony Doherty

Contact Details:

Athlete’s Age:

Athletes must turn 10 in the year to start training


  • $7 for one athlete
  • $13 for two
  • $16 for 3+ family members

Training Details: – Maroochydore Cricket Club & Elizabeth Daniels Park

  • Wednesday 4.20pm
  • Sunday 4pm

At TsquaD Running Tony, is joined by coaches Simone Pearce; David Liow; Anna Mendes; Zoe Sheridan and Ben Tacey


Tony has been coaching for 40 years and is one of the most experienced cross-country coaches and convenors in Queensland and in Australia.

Also, a successful cross country, track and triathlete himself, he uses his experiences to train his athletes to run personal bests.

In 2009 he established TsquaD Running, a leading cross-country squad on the Sunshine Coast. With hundreds of his athletes competing at state championships and just over 100 Queensland selections and several national medallists his ‘LESS IS MORE APPROACH’ and allowing each individual athlete to develop at their own pace demonstrates, that his training philosophy works.

Tony wants his athletes to stay and be great runners for life.


  • Level 3 IAAF middle/long distance coach
  • Level 2 ATFCA
  • IAAF Kids’ athletics coach

Special Interest:

  • Para athletes – 3 years as a Sunshine Coast Special Olympics coach

Coaching Experience/ representation:

  • Regional school sport – track and field coach for 10 years & Cross-country coach/manager for 23 years
  • State manager 8 years,
  • State convenor twice
  • National convenor twice

TsquaD Running

Tony has built a platform for running, fitness and endurance, here on the sunny coast. With the major aim to enjoy the sport, challenge every athlete, have fun, make friends and improve over the season. Making friends at training is very important for athletes to develop some camaraderie and that is why TsquaD Running works so well for everyone.

A high standard of behaviour is expected by all athletes, parents and coaches.

The training approach of “less is more” is very important and for each athlete to develop at their own level. TsquaD Running caters for individuals to work at their own pace and improve throughout the season. To become a very good runner athletes should train consistently and gradually build up over time and not to go over the top. The athlete and the parents must be aware that it takes time and effort to become a good distance runner and they should make this a priority in their plans to run for the whole season.

Training is based on ability groups and all athletes run according to their level. It is not the “one size fits all” training that some other coaches offer and there are several coaches at every training session, with each athlete having their own personal short/ long term goals to try and achieve during the season. Coaches will supervise the athletes closely for training, how they are feeling, checking if they are meeting their goals and will modify training- to suit the needs of the athlete.