About Us


Dynamic Running Ltd. was founded by Lorraine Lawson in April 2014 to meet the need for group training sessions in the Cairns Region. It is a not for profit organisation that welcomes new runners and experienced runners into the club. All ages and abilities are catered for.

Since 2010 Lorraine has supported novices starting out in running. Larry Lawson helps with sessions for the more experienced runners in the group. Both Lorraine and Larry have a background in ultra marathons, marathons, shorter distances and trail running.

Lorraine is an Accredited Athletics Level 2 Event Group Coach for middle to long distance running. Her Athletics Australia coaching qualifications and her experience with adult beginner runners put her in the ideal position to support new and novice runners. Lorraine knows what it feels like to be a beginner. She’s been left behind, and she’s held up the group because she was going too slowly. Hence the Runners’ Clinics, to help others to become runners in a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment. And it works! Since 2010, many participants have successfully completed the Runners’ Clinics. Some of these runners have now tackled their first marathon (or two!) and even ultra marathons.

Larry is also an Accredited Athletics Level 2 Event Group Coach for middle to long distance running. His Athletics Australia coaching qualifications and his 30 years of running experience put him in the ideal position to support intermediate level runners. Larry has a wealth of knowledge and understanding related to running, and he willingly shares it with anyone interested in listening.

Together the coaches and Dynamic Running club members provide expertise, motivational support and encouragement to transform you from a novice or hesitant runner into a dynamic runner.

Our Philosophy

“The only way to define your limits is to go beyond them”

The notion that people ‘just know how to run’ is long gone. Coaches and those who take a keen interest in running, acknowledge that you must LEARN TO RUN. There are a few core reasons why so many runners are injured at any one time. This includes doing too much too quickly, overtraining, pre-existing injuries, poor shoe selection and poor running form/technique. At Dynamic Running we focus on running technique and teaching runners how to listen to their bodies. If you watch top endurance athletes run, you will notice they are NOT heel-striking – there’s a reason for this. Once you do away with heel-striking and excessive upper body movement you will travel FORWARD and run further. And you reduce the risk of injury, as you have the correct body alignment.

Dynamic Running Ltd. encourages members to ‘think for themselves’. We provide the tuition, but you need to put it into practice. We expose participants to various running programs that will help them to improve their performance – it’s hard work, but it pays off.

Our Mission Statement

Dynamic Running promotes healthy life choices and personal success in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Our Vision Statement

Dynamic Running aims to be an internationally recognised ambassador for promoting Cairns as the No.1 running destination.

Why choose one of our coaching clinics or squads?

For Cairns-based coaches Lorraine and Larry Lawson, and many of Dynamic Running’s club members, running is an important part of who they are. It is their passion, and they want to share this with others.

Dynamic Running coaching techniques and principals suit anyone who wants to learn to run (we call you ‘Beginner Runners’) and those who want to run faster and further (we call you ‘Intermediate Runners’).

  • We teach you how to run and how to run better
  • We provide a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment
  • We cater for all fitness levels
  • Beginner Runners receive encouragement and motivation
  • Intermediate Runners are challenged
  • You receive instruction on how to structure your own training programs
  • Inspiring, professional, qualified coaches.
Health and medical conditions

The team at Dynamic Running are not doctors, physiotherapists or personal trainers, so we don’t give specific advice about medical conditions (including injuries), specialist stretching poses or what to eat. If you want advice on those topics, seek out the relevant experts. We are qualified running coaches with years of experience. We RUN.

If you are not sure if you are ready to participate in our sessions, consult your doctor. This may apply to those of you who have an existing medical condition or a recurring injury, or if you are overweight, over 40 years of age, or you have not done any exercise for years.

“Don’t fear moving slowly forward … fear standing still.”  -Kathleen Harris