Founder and Director of BRC, Joe has been coaching individual runners of all levels for over 16 years, with previous experience coaching at the club and collegiate levels.

-IAAF level V Endurance, USATF Level III Endurance
-MS in Injury Prevention and Sports Performance
-Heads the BRC Gait Analysis Lab

Joe specializes in injury prevention, deducing and correcting causative factors to repetitive motion injuries, and improving performance for endurance runners competing at distances from the 800 meters to the marathon.   Joe holds a masters degree in Exercise Science, is a certified USA Track and Field level III Coach (endurance), and in 2014 attained the highest coaching credential from the IAAF, Level V - Elite Coach for Endurance. Joe continual seeks to further his education by attending conferences and seminars throughout the country, and with regular trips to Kenya and Ethiopia, where he has had exposure working closely with world-class coaches and athletes.

Joe's top runners have included ISL and NEPSTA champions, NXN and Footlocker qualifiers, USA Junior National Champions in the 1500 and 3000, Olympic trial qualifiers for the 10k and marathon, and National level masters runners in the 800 and 1500.  His accolades, such as the NECC Cross Country Coach of the Year and Best of Boston's Top Running Coaches (as voted by Boston Magazine), are a product of his dedication and belief in each of his runners, no matter what level he or she may be.

Joe's coaching principles are influenced by Arthur Lydiard, Joe Vigil, Bob Larsen, Renato Canova, Jack Daniels, Scott Christensen and many other national and elite-level coaches. Joe's expert biomechanical and gait analysis is often sought after by local New England runners, as well as elite runners and coaches throughout the world, including Renato Canova, Kenenisa Bekele, Florence Kipligat, Ibrahim Jelian, runners of the American Distance Project, and Dr. Yilma Berta of the Ethiopian Athletic Federation.

After coaching teams at the club and collegiate levels*, Joe now dedicates his efforts to designing more efficient and comprehensive programs for individual runners.  His approach combines carefully crafted customized running programs with clinically supported techniques to help prepare the athlete for fast, high intensity endurance running.  Joe's expertise on bio-mechanics and postural distortions related to repetitive motion injuries has him regularly presenting at hospitals, rehab centers, running camps, and club events throughout the year. His methodologies, training approaches, and contributions to the running community have been featured in Running Times, Runners World, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Metro Sports, and numerous local media outlets throughout New England.  

*Prior to BRC, Joe was the Mens and Womens Cross Country Head Coach at Newbury College, as well as the head coach of the Harvard Running Club and the Cambridge Running Club.

Track and Field/Cross Country 

Joe coaches individual youth, high school and post-collegiate athletes looking to excel in their respective events, ranging from the 800 meters to the 10k. Though his top athletes have competed at national and world championships, his coaching style and attention is given equally to those who are striving to be their best - no matter what level that may be.

Marathon Training 

Many of the runners Joe works with are marathoners, with most training for or trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  His balanced programs (regarding speed, strength and endurance), emphasize improved neuromuscular facilitation, assist with developing mental strength and strategies, and help guide the athlete over pre-existing barriers and on a path towards new achievements. Joe's marathoners have completed marathons throughout the world, including:

Arizona Rock'n'Roll Marathon, Austin Marathon, Bay State Marathon, Baltimore Marathon, Breakers Marathon, California International Marathon, Cape Cod Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Columbus Marathon, Detroit Marathon, Disney Marathon, Dublin Marathon, Eugene Marathon, Frankfurt Marathon, Hamburg Marathon, Hartford Marathon, Honolulu Marathon, Las Vegas Marathon, Long Beach Marathon, Maine Marathon, Marine Core Marathon, New Jersey Marathon, New York Marathon, Nike Women's Marathon, Philadelphia Marathon, Portland Marathon, San Francisco Marathon, San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon, and many more.


more on Joe
Joe's coaching philosophy
Joe works with elite coaches and athletes in Kenya and Ethiopia
Boston Globe article on Joe
Joe's athlete interviewed after historic run
A visit to Stowe Running Camp


World-renowned elite running coach Renato Canova offers runners of all levels an opportunity to achieve their full potential through his customized training programs. Renato, for the first time in his 45 year career, now utilizes his vast accumulation of knowledge and expertise with elite runners to assist amateur runners individually. Athletes recieve detailed weekly or bi-weekly programs and regular email contact with Renato. Below lists some of Renato's previous positions, achievements, and athlete successes.

Previous coaching positions and roles
- Italian Athletic Federation: various roles over a 33 year time span, including Head Coach of middle to long distances, Head Coach of the Marathon Men and Women, coach of multiple events, sprints and hurdles, juniors 400-800 meters, and most recently the Technical Scientific Director.
- Ugandan Federation: Head Coach middle and long distances (men and women)
- Qatar Federation: Head Coach middle and long distances and marathon
- Chinese Athletic Association: Head Coach middle and long distances and marathon
- IAAF: Regular lecturer and instructor for IAAF coaching courses over the last 25 years
- athlete accomplishments: Below lists only the most known runners of whom Renato has coached and whom have won a medal at the Olympics or World Champshionships or set a world record. The full list includes over 70 athletes who medaled at either the world/olympic levels or at a World Junior, World Youth or World Cross Country Championships.

Olympic Medalists
year athlete event medal
2000Wilson Bolt Kipketer (Ken)3000m Steeple MSilver
2008Edwin Soi (Ken)5000m MBronze
2008Richard Mateelong (Ken)3000m Steeple MBronze
2012Wilson Kipsang (Ken)Marathon MBronze
2012Abel Kirui (Ken)Marathon MSilver
2012Thomas Longoslwa (Ken)5000m MBronze
2012Tiki Gelana (Eth)*Marathon WGold


World Champhionship Medalists
year athlete event medal
1995Maria Curatolo (Ita)15k RoadBronze
1995Ornella Ferrara (Ita)Marathon WBronze
1999Christopher Koskei (Ken)3000m Steeple MGold
1999Wilson Boit Kipketer (Ken)3000m Steeple MSilver
2003Saaeed Saif Shaheen (Qat)3000m Steeple MGold
2005Saaeed Saif Shaheen (Qat)3000m Steeple MGold
2005Dorcus Inzikuru (Uga) (Qat)3000m Steeple WGold
2005Jeruto Kiptum (Ken) (Qat)3000m Steeple WBronze
2005Moses Mosop (Ken)10000m MBronze
2007Moses Mosop (Ken)Cross Country MSilver
2009Abel Kirui (Ken)Marathon WGold
2009Sylvia Kibet (Ken)5000m WSilver
2009Richard Mateelong (Ken)3000m Steeple MSilver
2009James Kwalla (Qat)5000m MBronze
2009Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Cross Country WGold
2009Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Half Marathon WGold
2011Wilson Kiprop (Ken) Half Marathon MGold
2011Abel Kirui (Ken)Marathon MGold
2011Sylvia Kibet (Ken)5000m WSilver
2011Silas Kiplagat (Ken)1500m MSilver
2011Imane Merga (Eth)10000m MBronze
2011Imane Merga (Eth)Cross Country MGold
2013Imane Merga (Eth)Cross Country MSilver
2014Caleb Ndiku (Ken)3000m Indoors MGold
2015Caleb Ndiku (Ken)5000m MSilver


WORLD RECORDS
year athlete event time
2004Paul Kosgei (Ken)25 km (road)1:12:45
2004** Saaeeed Saif Shaheen (Qat)3000m Steeple7:53:63
2011** Moses Mosop (Ken)25k (track)1:12:25.4
2011** Moses Mosop (Ken)30k (track)1:26:47.4
2014Florence Kiplagat (Ken)20k (road)1:01:56
2014Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Half Marathon1:05:12
2015** Florence Kiplagat (Ken)15k (road)46:14
2015** Florence Kiplagat (Ken)20k (road)1:01:54
2015** Florence Kiplagat (Ken)Half Marathon1:05:09

* Cooperation with local Coach
** Current WR


Sarah specializes in motivation, improving body awareness levels and exercise intensity. She holds a B.S. in Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation and an M.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in sports psychology, from Ithaca College. In graduate school Sarah completed her thesis on "the effects of mirrors on perceived versus actual exercise intensity" which she presented at the 2006 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity/ACSM conference in Denver. Sarah is an ACSM certified health and fitness specialist and is L1 USATF certified.

Having worked as an exercise physiologist in pulmonary rehab, Sarah has experience working with a variety of populations and fitness levels. Runners that Sarah has coached have completed races ranging from the 400m hurdles to the Boston Marathon. She has recently been featured in Boston Magazine.

Sarah's Coaching Philosophy

When it comes to distance running, it is brutally honest. Our success depends on our ability to train safely and effectively. As a coach, I want to ensure that the runners that I work with understand what is required to run a specific distance and how to get there safely. Part of a successful marathon program is recognizing and understanding the commitment that is required, both in terms of self-care and training. I like to approach my coaching with two goals in mind: 1.) keeping the runner injury free and 2.) ensure that there is variety, challenge and success integrated throughout the training to make it enjoyable.

I specialize in mind/body training for running. Running is just as much, if not more, mental training as it is physical. I find that we are not always cognizant of our true potential and therefore can inadvertently limit our success. I like to work with runners on improving their pace awareness and body awareness levels.

In my spare time I run! Being a competitive runner, I understand and love the time, commitment and dedication required to reach peak performance. When I am not running, I am usually eating or catching up on the latest celebrity gossip.

Testimonials from Sarah's runners

"Strength training with Sarah has been a terrific experience. Sarah's knowledge, professionalism and goal-oriented approach have helped me to get stronger, more focused and remain injury-free. As a runner, I particularly appreciate Sarah's expertise in how strength-training can enhance my running experience and improve my performance while boosting my love for the sport. Sarah's enthusiasm and dedication are inspiring and motivating!" - B. Weber

"Sarah helped me find muscles I never knew I had! Her energy and flexibility made my goals a reality in less time than I imagined. Sarah's passion for fitness (and running, especially) is infectious! She gives you that extra boost to keep working hard even when you're fighting for air. I'm always impressed by Sarah's new routines and creative exercises - she keeps my workout exciting and injury-free!"

"Before I started working with Sarah, I committed to five sessions with a trainer I had never met. I figured I could get a few tips and add some new moves to my fitness routine. But once Sarah Anderson became a part of my workout, I couldn't let her go. From push ups with a tricep kick-back to frog jumps on a padded mat, I felt challenged, always sweaty, and yet thrilled with my results. Sarah gives you more than just a workout - she's a reservoir of motivation, an amazing listener, and a problem solver. When I had trouble with my knee, she showed me how to maneuver around the tender muscle and still get a rigorous sweat session. Her knowledge of the science and how to best use your body offer an invaluable element to each workout. Sarah's iconic in her field because she has it all - the brains, the biceps and the best attitude ever!"




Eric has experience coaching all abilities and in events from 800m up to the marathon, as well as the steeplechase. He is currently the head coach of cross country at Simmons College, and was previously an assistant coach at Boston University. He has helped guide multiple athletes to NCAA All-American status. Prior to coaching, Eric ran collegiately at Boston University from 2006-11, where he was a two-time Captain and four-time team MVP. He continues to compete post-collegiately as a member of the Boston Athletic Association.


In 2014, Ashe completed the Houston Half Marathon in 65:01, the Boston Marathon in 2:21:41, and Twin Cities Marathon in 2:17:56 where he qualified to compete at the USA Olympic Trials in 2016. He also holds personal bests of 4:03 for the mile and 8:40 for the 3000m steeplechase. He has also been a counselor at Foss Running Camp for the last 10 years.


Eric is USA Track and Field Level 1 certified as well as a NSCA certified personal trainer.

Eric's Coaching Philosophy

I believe that every individual can not only achieve their goals, but can surpass their goals in ways that were once not thought to be achievable. This requires long-term consistent growth. My guidance helps individuals improve by keeping the mind and body healthy. It is important to build mileage, workouts and strength training. However, the most important aspect of every program is having fun along the way! My knowledge and experience as a coach and athlete can help athletes of all abilities meet and exceed their goals, through manipulating individualized training.


Jenn specializes in working with the following types of runners:
  • New runners
  • Those just coming back from injury
  • Runners looking to improve performance and learn ways to overcome the mental challenges of running
  • Those looking to train for anything from a 5K to full marathon

Through her coaching, Jenn provides support, motivation and mindset training to train smart and safe. Her unique background in holistic nutrition, running and yoga allows her to create unique programs to help you reach new levels of fitness and endurance. She has coached individuals and groups for everything from a 5K to full marathons and is both RRCA and USATF Level 1 certified.

In her free time she is usually out training for a marathon herself, reading up on the latest running & nutrition news, cooking or out on a hike with her Wheaten Terrier, Hannah.

Additional Certifications:

Board Certified by American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Yoga Alliance
Vinyasa, Yin & Pre/Postnatal yoga certified teacher

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Jenn's Coaching Philosophy I work with my runners using a comprehensive approach to training that includes the development of endurance, speed, strength and stability. I am a strong believer in using a periodization approach to training, which allows runners to build a strong base similar to that of a pyramid before building upwards towards new concepts & challenges. My programs are all personalized to the goals and focus of the client and allow for a balance of stress and recovery of the body in order to produce safe, effective results.

I am a firm believer in finding balance not only in training but in life as well. I teach runners to listen to their body with regards to pacing, level of exertion and finding their ideal amount of self-care time to compliment training. Proper rest, stretching and nutrition are essential to helping us perform at our best.


Health Coaching

In addition to coaching runners, Jenn also provides Health Coaching, a holistic approach to nutrition and health for all fitness levels. Together, you will look at all areas of your life to see how they are connected to develop a personalized plan to guide you towards your health goals. Sessions can be held on the phone, Skype or at the BRC in Brookline.

Common focus areas include:

  • Weight loss
  • Eating for energy
  • Understanding food cravings
  • Managing stress its impact on your body and diet

A note from Jenn - 'Everyones lifestyle is unique so their nutrition needs should be as well. During our time together, you will learn the tools and step-by-step techniques for lasting success with unlimited e-mail support between sessions. You will also receive done-for-you handouts and giveaways to support your progress throughout the program.'