Founded by Louelle Blanchard in 2016, Ballarat running club and online coaching service, Evolution Runners, is about becoming the runner that you want to be.


It is for men, women, mums, dads, novice runners, marathon runners, fast runners, slow runners, fun runners, parkrunners.....the everyday runner. Evolution Runners offers a variety of face to face and online coaching services, is an affiliated club with Athletics Victoria and a coaching partner with Run 4 Your Life Magazine.

‘The thing I love the most about being a running coach is the sense of achievement, self-confidence and strength that clients feel when they achieve that running goal.’ 
Ballarat running coach

Athletics Australia accredited running coach, Louelle Blanchard is the founder and coach of Evolution Runners.  With 20 years of experience as a recreational runner Louelle has a wealth of experience when it comes to running.  She has completed many events over the years including several half marathons and marathons.

She is passionate about sharing her love of running with others and the benefits that running can have on your life.  For this reason, she focusses on the everyday runner and loves to be able to help people achieve their running goals.

Louelle is actively involved in the running community.  She coaches The Athlete’s Foot Ballarat free weekly Run Club and is a regular at her local Parkrun. 

Read Coach Louie's running story >

Being part of Evolution Runners has given me so much more than the ability to run.
— Miranda, Ballarat