Mercuria Running

Our coaches & PT will help you reach your goals!

Mercuria Running specializes in form coaching, training plans & online coaching

Coach Jenni, Coach Brittany, Coach Keri-Ann, Coach Sarah & Physical Therapist Lara help runners of all ages & abilities confidently reach their goals!

Meet Coach Jenni

Best Race Performance: Winner of the 2012 Napa Valley Trail Half Marathon

Marathon PR: 3:12:11, Chicago Marathon 2016 (Top 1% of women, Top 5% of all athletes)

Boston PR: 3:17:16, Boston 2015

New York Marathon PR: 3:22:19, New York 2017

Pacer: Aspen Valley Marathon 2016, 3:40 Marathon Pace Group

Jenni's Running Story

I've been a runner since first grade, when I beat all the boys at recess! Since then, I've enjoyed running for fun, fitness, and a little competition. I love challenging myself in races, but I find the most joy in running adventures! If I invite you to join me -- I promise you won't get bored, just be sure to bring lots of snacks! I'm happily a road & trail runner, and love sharing my passion for both with my athletes! If I had to pick one distance to run for the rest of my life, I'd choose the marathon! My goal is to run my entire life!

Jenni's Coaching Story

As a coach, I specialize in form coaching, training plans, and online coaching. My coaching style is based on 35+ years of running, 10+ years of coaching,  and 10 years as an educator. I creatively approach training, running and racing in a way that builds fitness and confidence, while valuing your other life priorities! Together, we'll dream big, have fun & reach your goals!

MEET COACH BRITTANY

Best Road Race Performance: Winner of the 2017 Colfax Marathon & current course record holder, 2:52:00

Best Trail Race Performance: Winner of the 2019 Leadville Heavy Half Marathon (debut trail race)

Marathon PR: Olympic Marathon Trials 2020, 2:33:14, 13th Woman

Half Marathon PR: 2019 New York City Half Marathon & 11th Female Overall, 1:13:38

10k PR: Winner of the 2018 Hyde Park 10k (London), 34:50

Brittany's Running Story

Although I ran in middle school, high school and in college, I never won a race or set a record...but I continued running because I enjoyed the physical challenge and the joy of chasing new personal goals. I now race at an elite level, and I love running more than ever. I believe in keeping training varied, challenging and fun (I even collect pennies on all of my runs)!

Brittany's Coaching Story

As a coach, I’ve personally seen the benefits of Coach Jenni’s training style and am passionate about extending this to other runners, particularly young adults. I am a USATF certified coach. My goals are to work on proper form to help avoid injury, inspire personal confidence, promote positive mental strategy in racing, and most of all to keep running fun!

Meet Coach Keri-Ann

Best Race Performance: 3rd place Gunstock Trailfest 10K 2021

Marathon PR: 3:24:05, Loco Marathon 2021

Half Marathon PR: 1:36:52, Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon 2021

Keri-Ann's Running Story

I always was dubbed the “Sporty Spice” of my friend group, from my love of being active. Growing up in New England, I remember TVs being wheeled into our elementary classrooms on Marathon Monday to watch the Boston Marathon. It was always a dream of mine to run a marathon, and an even bigger dream to run Boston. Never running a race before, I signed up for and ran my first marathon in 2013. In 2020 I finally reached my goal of qualifying for Boston and did again in 2021. It was a real dream to cross the finish line on Boylston Street!

I am passionate about running and helping people reach their goals. I love that I wake up everyday and can do both! I enjoy traveling to new places for races and though I love all distances, my favorite distance is the marathon.

Keri Ann’s Coaching Story

Straight out from graduation at UNH, where I went for Nutrition Sciences, I started working as a coach and have been coaching for nearly a decade. I have experience working with all age groups and varying levels. Whatever your running goals may be, I will meet you where you are and I will help you fine tune your speed and form. I'll support you through the highs and lows, and help you celebrate your successes throughout the process. Running is fun, and together we'll keep it that way!

Meet Coach Sarah

Most Memorable Race: Rock 'n' Roll Madrid Half Marathon 2019; on an annual girls' trip (our whole group ran it!).

Half Marathon PR: Rock 'n' Roll Savannah 2019; 1:57

Proudest Running Moment: Mapping out and completing my first 50k (during the pandemic); unsupported, and feeling great! 2020

Sarah's Running Story

I discovered the joy of running fairly late in life, I was in my 30's when a friend asked if I’d join her for a half marathon. After looking up “half marathon”, discovering that it was a 13.1 mile race, and having never run a mile in my life…I replied “Sure. When is it?” When we crossed the finish line, fingers frozen and soaked to the bone, battling rain and high winds, my friend asked if I’d ever do it again. My response was “Hell yeah!” - I knew I’d found a new passion in running. Since then I’ve run every distance from 5k to 50k!

If I’m not out running trails and mountains in my hometown of Leadville, CO then you’ll likely find me camping, fat biking, cross-country skiing with my husband and dog, planning a trip or race with my girlfriends or reading or crocheting at home by the fire.

Sarah’s Coaching Story

It took me a long time to hire a coach. But ultimately I ended up hiring Coach Jenni to coach me for my first attempt at the 50k distance; what a difference it made! Not just in my running but for my confidence as well! I think everyone who runs can benefit from having a coach. I want to be that support, cheerleader and sounding board for you. I will do all the thinking and planning so that you can just enjoy running and reach your goals.

Meet Physical Therapist Lara

Lara Canham, PT, DPT, OCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Running Speciality: Running Analysis and Movement Screening

Lara's Running Story

I ran my first race at the age of 5, and took it a step further with the Bolder Boulder at the age of 6 (not a record setting time, 2:09:17, but the effort was there!). I participated in track in middle/high school and in college took up endurance running. I've always diversified my interests and now enjoy running, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, biking (basically anything outdoors).

Lara’s Professional Story

I earned a BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. With a strong interest in teaching, I am a Senior Instructor and Admissions Advisor for the University of Colorado Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (I teach the running mechanics content in the movement science course!). I am certified in Dry Needling, owner and founder of The Colorado Athlete Physical Therapy in Denver, CO at LoHi Athletic Club.

Denver, CO: Free group run every Wednesday! HTB Run Club - 5k & 10k at 6:30

Meet at Highland Tap & Burger, 2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Leadville, CO: Free group run every Wednesday! Pastimes Run Club - 5k at 5:30

Meet at Pastime Saloon,120 W 2nd St Leadville, CO 80461

New Hampshire: Free group run every Thursday! Runner's Alley - 3 mile & 5 mile at 6:00

Meet at Runner's Alley, 104 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

TESTIMONIALS

Pattie
Coach Jenni is great! She was able to zone into my problem with running during our first meeting and we are developing a plan. She is knowledgeable and very energetic and motivated to help. She is very responsive with follow up and I appreciate her expertise.
Christine
After my first session I feel as if I have a much clearer vision of what my running strengths and weaknesses are and how I can improve. She has a great ability to listen to her runner and provide just the right amount of details in her explanations to give a complete picture of the methodology behind her guidance.
Amy
Jenni is very knowledgable and is great at explaining things. I highly recommend her. She adjust her training to your needs and really knows how to get you going. Wonderful teacher and trainer.

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