While many of us are used to finding any excuse to talk ourselves out of going for a run, Margot Manning has successfully managed to start a business based off of the sport. She is the co-director of intraining Running Centre, a running specialty business that she owns and operates with her husband, Steve Manning.
Running has always been a significant part of Margot’s life, competing and training with runners at all skill levels. She successfully balances being a business owner, a podiatrist, a running coach, and a mother to three children.
Until recently, her children had always been the primary focus of her life, but now that they are growing up and becoming more independent, she is excited to venture further out into the formal business world and gain more confidence in her skills.
Intraining Running Centre provides every service that a runner could want or think of, including an injury clinic, coaching groups for all ages and skill levels, individual coaching programs, a running & triathlon club and countless events and festivals.
It’s still a relatively small business, but growing. With 23 employees, 20 coaches, and over 700 members in its running & triathlon club, her business is starting to make some noise in Brisbane.
Margot joined the HerBusiness community because, while she’s always supported her husband’s role in their business, she felt like she was ready to take on a larger role that would contribute more to its growth. She turned to HerBusiness to help her achieve this through learning, personal development, and engaging with a support network.
This article was co-authored by Cara Albert. She is currently completing a journalism internship at HerBusiness and pursuing a degree in Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in the United States.