MEET THE COACHES

Coach Becky McGraw

Coach Becky was once a high school All-American, a Division I XC & Indoor/Outdoor Track Scholarship athlete and is excited to be back on track after a 15 year hiatus. She has many years experience teaching group fitness classes, developing exercise prescriptions, coaching, and is a fierce competitor herself.

Bio:

  • BS Kinesiology, University of Maryland
  • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer
  • USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
  • 8 years’ fitness and wellness experience
  • HIIT (High Interval Intensity Training) Instructor
  • Youth Running Club Coach
  • Blogger at RUNaissanceMOM.com
  • Brand Ambassador for: nuun, LEGEND Compression Wear, RaceDots
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
  • Member of USATF
  • Shenandoah Valley Runners 2016 Ray Gordon Spirit of Running Award Recipient. The award is given to the person that best promotes the spirit of running for the year.

Interesting Fact: Through running and eating healthier, Becky shed 70 pounds in 2015-2016 and jumped back into the racing scene. Now, she is passionate about helping others kick start their own journey.

Personal Bests (post college):
Mile: 5:21
5K: 18:54
10K: 40:17
10M: 1:03:50
Half Marathon: 1:29:10
Marathon: 3:25:24 (BQ for 2018!)
50 Miler: 9:09:56.6

Coach Jeremy Sanders

Coach Jeremy has been running since 2011 and became a Road Runners Club of America Certified running coach in 2015. Jeremy works closely with his clients to help provide attainable goal-driven running plans. A 4-time Boston Marathon qualifier himself, he has helped several clients qualify as well.

Bio:

  • RRCA Level 1 Certified Coach
  • USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
  • Personal Run Coach & Blogger at RunningDad.com
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certified
  • Brand Ambassador for: SKORARaceDots
  • Regional Representative – Shenandoah Valley Runners
  • Race Director – Liberty 5k & Kids Mile
  • Member of USATF
  • Shenandoah Valley Runners 2017 Ray Gordon Spirit of Running Award Recipient. The award is given to the person that best promotes the spirit of running for the year.

Interesting Fact: For every mile Coach Jeremy runs each month, a $1 is donated to the Lucas Fund in memory of Lucas Carson Sanders. Lucas passed away shortly after he was born due to hydrops fetalis. The money raised in his memory helps provide the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UVA with diapers, blankets, pacifiers, and any other necessities they might need during their stay.

Personal Bests:
Mile: 4:55
Beer Mile: 7:31
5K: 17:11
10K: 37:01
10M: 59:54
Half Marathon: 1:21:27
Marathon: 2:59:49
50 Miler: 8:45:44
100 Miler: 22 hours 15 minutes