Raquel Holgado is a qualified and highly motivated personal trainer and fitness coach. Raquel has the highest accreditation in Australia to coach people for running.

Raquel does triathlons and what she likes the most is running. She helps beginners to get into running, setting goals, preparing running programs and training them. She helps runners to improve their running skills, technique, speed and other goals.

Fitness Australia

Raquel is a Member of Fitness Australia, Triathlon Australia & Athletics Australia

Specific Running Qualifications:

  • Running Coach, Athletics Australia (Highest Level)
  • Trail Running Coach, Australia
  • Endurance Sports Certificate, Madrid, Spain
  • Certificate IV (Personal Trainer) Fitness Australia
  • Certificate III (Fitness Instructor) Fitness Australia
  • Nutrition and Weight Management, Sydney, Australia
  • Nutrition and Supplementation, Madrid, Spain  

Some of Raquel´s achievements:

  • Canberra Half Marathon 2019 (1:38:46 – PB so far)
  • Berlin Marathon 2018
  • Tokyo Marathon 2018
  • Melbourne Marathon 2017 (3:39:00 hours – PB so far)
  • Great Wall Marathon in China 2017
  • New York Marathon 2016
  • 2016 Sydney City2Surf in 1:01:56 (177 of 34,553 females)
  • Woodford to Glenbrook 2016, 25km trail run in 2:01:00 hours; 1st in Age Group; 4th Overall
  • ITU Duathlon in Adelaide 2015 represented Spain
  • Sydney Marathon 2014

Some of Raquel´s goals:

  • The Abbott World Marathon Majors: The 6 most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.
  • London Marathon
  • Boston Marathon
  • Chicago Marathon
  • Machu Picchu Marathon
  • Athens Marathon
  • Sydney City2Surf in 60 minutes
  • Running a marathon in 3:30 hours
Contact Raquel


Raquel adapts sessions to accommodate ALL LEVELS. Beginners welcome.

Online personalized running programs available as well.

Raquel is regularly featured in sport and fitness magazines, TV and newspapers from over the world including:

Runners World, Sydney Herald Morning newspaper, SBS, CNN news, Sportlife magazine, ESPN, Antena3 Spanish news, Athletics Australia, etc.


About Sunday runs:

*Sunday runs are for anyone who would like to run with a group. (to prepare for a running event or just to improve your running skills)

*Every Sunday is designed for shorter or longer runs + different speeds and running levels.

*You can join Sunday runs ANYTIME!!


*SUNDAY RUNNING PROGRAMS with no Covid-19 restrictions:

Please see the regular running programs below:




DETAILS: Joining this running program you will enjoy every single Sunday run + have the guidance, support and coaching of an experienced and highly qualified world marathon runner + will get you ready to complete any running event from 5km or 10km to a Half Marathon for 21.1km.

TIME / Start 1: (Longer session for experienced runners) – Start: 7:15am to approximately at 9:15am

TIME / Start 2: (Shorter session for beginner runners) – Start: 7:45am to approximately at 9:15am

LOCATIONS: Sydney CBD, Rose Bay, Centennial Park, Coogee or Maroubra.

5 different locations for the starts + every Sunday the routes are different and are exciting running sessions: (Same start and end point)

For more information about these sessions, contact Raquel.

Contact Raquel

PROGRAM 2 of 3: JUNE/JULY/AUGUST (every year)


Raquel´s most popular Group Training Program every year! (Rose Bay & Eastern Suburbs locations)

The most popular running event in Sydney:

14 km – City2Surf

8-SUNDAY PROGRAM every year! Next Program: June 2020

In 2016, Raquel was 178 of 34,557 women

In 2018, Raquel was in Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper (Technology and watches to run City2Surf)

Raquel´s goal: Being one of the 100 fastest women to run the Sydney City2Surf!

CITY2SURF PROGRAM DETAILS: Specific training, running, hills, steps, sand, etc. Some of the training sessions include the popular City2Surf heartbreak hill and part of the actual route so people can get more confident for the day of the event. There are 2 start times and you can choose the one you prefer each session: 7:30am (90-minute session) or 8:00am (60 minute session). This program is for ALL LEVELS!!

TIME 1: 7:30am (90-minute session) – Run, jog or walk

TIME 2: 8:00am (60-minute session) – Run, jog or walk while working on strength with some sets of hills or steps or sand.


Rose Bay / Maroubra Beach / Coogee Beach

For more information about these sessions, contact Raquel.

Contact Raquel


RUN SYDNEY – 10 Sundays = 10 Locations

10 Sunday Scenic Running Routes in Sydney: 

DETAILS: Run Sydney and enjoy the best of running: Raquel will bring you to different and exciting locations around Sydney. Sessions are designed for all levels of fitness. Join for a longer run or join for a shorter run. You decide.

TIME: 2 Starts: 7:15am (2hour session) or 7:45am (shorter distances)

For more information about these sessions, contact Raquel.

Contact Raquel

*Important information for Group Programs: 1. Training Programs are for consecutive weeks. 2. If you´d like to apply for any program but you will be on holidays during the program, please let Raquel know before you commit to the program so we can customize a shorter program for you. 3. Once you commit to a program, if you miss a training session for any reason, the session will be lost.

*To see other sporadic events and sessions throughout the year visit or follow Raquel´s Facebook Page HERE


Raquel has a variety of running sessions and programs throughout the year:

To see more Programs and Training Sessions CLICK HERE


Personal Trainer Fitness

“Don’t make excuses, make decisions”

Raquel Holgado, Personal Trainer & Coach



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