National Coaches Day, 6 October 2023, is an opportunity for our Can Too Community to celebrate and thank all our amazing, dedicated Can Too Coaches who go above and beyond to help us acheive the goals we never thought possible.
So please join us in sending a massive thank you to our run and swim coaches for their unwavering support since 2005. Without them our Can Too Community wouldn’t have over 20,000 participants achieving their fitness and fundraising goals.
We spoke to one of our fabulous Can Too Run Coaches, Sally Lynch and chatted about how she got into running, what she loves about coaching for Can Too and her favourite Can Too memory.
Sally has been coaching our runners in the Eastern Suburbs since 2018, she trains people from 10km all the way up to 42.2kms. And has supported over 300 people to achieve the fitness goals that they never thought was possible.
Sally shared with is that she grew up in regional NSW and moved to the big city when she was 17, “I started Little Athletics at 5 years old and never really stopped. I don’t compete anymore, I run purely for enjoyment”.
Sally has trained Can Tooers for many running goal events across Australia and the world! One of her favourite Can Too moments was "crossing the finish line with my Can Too team at the Berlin Marathon back in 2018". This would have been such a special moment for a coach to see her team cross the finish line at one of the largest marathons in the world.
We asked Sally what she loves about being a Can Too Coach? “I love how Can Too not only raises money and awareness for cancer research through our participants but also decreases the risk of our runners getting lifestyle related cancers through exercise”. This is what makes Can Too so unique as it benefits the participants in becoming active within the community and enables Can Too to invest in Australia’s early career cancer research projects that supports the treatment, care and control of cancer.
Thank you Sally for sharing with us those beautiful moments about being a Can Too Coach on National Coaches Day. If you are interested in becoming a Can Too Coach or be coached by one of these amazing people click on a link below to find out more.