I started running with SJFit in 2007 and have been coaching various Yellow marathon pace groups since 2010. When I joined SJFit my goal was simple – be able to consistently run a few miles past the couple of miles I could then manage. As for a full marathon, well wouldn’t that be nice! Here’s an update. From a Red 12:00-12:30 min run/walk marathon pace group I’ve steadily progressed to now coach the Yellow 9:00-9:30 min marathon pace group. During this time, I’ve run several half-marathons and marathons (frankly, I lost count!) with every run memorable in its own way. Along the way I discovered a love for running trail ultras having done several 50K’s like Way Too Cool and Skyline to the Sea, the AR 50 miler and as recently as February 2018 I ran my longest, the Tarawera 102K Ultra in amazing New Zealand. This is just one example of what SJFit can inspire you to achieve, whether your goals are modest or ambitious. I’m passionate about coaching and pacing others to help them achieve their running goals. Join us and talk to other fitters and listen to their accomplishments while making new friends and running buddies. I’m always eager to listen to your running stories while sharing my own. My advice to new runners is to be safe and have fun. Ok, enough said, get your shoes on and let’s go for a run!