I enjoy the process of helping individuals work towards their own personal excellence. I am motivated by athletes who are goal oriented and driven towards achieving challenging goals and being persistent with their efforts to achieve. It is an honour to play a role in supporting athletes to recognise a direction their development and progression should take. I began coaching competitive athletes at a young age with the ambition of supporting SA’s running scene to be nationally

competitive. Now that we’ve taken positive steps towards this aim, I am now looking to work with athletes to make a positive impact Internationally.

  • IAAF - Level 4 Coach (Middle / Long Distance)

  • Team Tempo Head Coach / Team Manager (since 2008)

  • 2019/ 2017  - World Athletics Championships Team Coach

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Team Coach

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Athletics Team Coach (Endurance)

  • 2016 Rio Olympics Personal Coach - Madeline Hills (7th 3000m Steeple / 10th 5000m) Jessica Trengove (22nd Marathon)

  • 2015 IAAF World Championships - Personal Coach (Madeline Hills 3000m Steeple / 5000m)

  • 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athletics Team Coach (Marathon)

  • 2013 Australian Team Development Coach – IAAF World Championships

  • 2012 London Olympics - Personal Coach (Jessica Trengove - Marathon)

  • Athletics South Australia Coach of the Year – 2012

  • Athletics Australia Coach of the Year Nominee - 2015

  • Bachelor of Education (Human Movement / PE) JP/P

  • Bachelor of Professional Studies (Sport Psychology)



Max Stevens

Running is raw, emotional, honest and addictive. I love sharing my passion for the most pure form of sport on earth with runners of all ages and abilities.


I started running in my teens on the track and cross country and it has provided me with a world of opportunity – friendships, health and fitness, an escape and a sense of purpose. I want to be able to introduce and inspire others to go on their own running journey. 


Everyone is a runner – no matter what age, gender, shape or fitness level! I am excited to help guide you on your way to your own running goals, regardless of how big or small they might be! TempoRun Coach will provided the fun and supportive environment to help you on your way to your running goals!


Athletics Australia Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach

Elite Middle-Distance Athlete



Emma Kraft

Running has been a sense of freedom for Emma who has recently moved to Fleurieu Peninsula from Alice Springs, NT.

Emma has been coached and mentored by Didyk and Team Tempo for over a decade and has the understanding of training and carrying out sessions on her own. She will assist you around the mental approach to support you to train on your own while carrying out sessions and how to be flexible, resilient and to use what you have available. She completed a 2:58:12 New York Marathon with only herself to push the Tempo.

A Nutritionist and a distance runner, Emma has knowledge and experience in Sports Nutrition  and is also a sounding board around running issues associated with female health. 

Athletics Australia Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach 
3 x Australian World Mountain Running Representative