Gary has trained many runners with a whole range of abilities and goals. See what our runners have to say about their own experience with Go! Running personalized coaching programs. Read these reviews from recent coaching clients. If you want personalized coaching check out the programs we offer on the running coaching page.

“I can see my speed and strength improving week to week.”

Gary has a rare depth of knowledge from decades working with runners of all ages and abilities, as well as being an award winning runner himself. He takes my input to create a tailored, individualized approach in my training. I was immediately impressed with his communication and prompt feedback. He gives balance to my plan, uses a multidisciplinary approach of running and strength work, and has kept the process fun without burnout or injury. He has helped me to achieve more than I believed possible.

Alison Acott
A doctor who wants to break 1:50 for the half marathon, and would love to run 1:45

“After years of being “un-coached”, Gary quickly changed my thinking.”

Gary’s vast experience as a lifetime runner, long-time cross country coach, and father of two collegiate level scholarship runners builds the foundation for his venture into private coaching.  As an older runner who never thought a “coach” was necessary, I quickly changed my thinking after enlisting Gary’s help to prepare for a PR in Boston.  His plan was tough, which is what I needed, but he adjusted constantly based on my needs.  As a coach he designs a highly personalized plan and knows when to push you and teaches you to listen to your body.  The software and online technology for monitoring athlete’s performances makes communication easy… and he’s constantly got an eye on what his athlete’s are doing. 

After many years of running “uncoached,” I was stuck, but Gary’s coaching allowed me to achieve levels of performance and build confidence beyond my expectations.  I can highly recommend his coaching services for any level of runner.

Keith Cooper
Set personal record at Boston, 3:12

“Gary coaching me was a game changer.”

I learned that I had much more in me running wise than I first suspected.  I was able to achieve my goals of racing stronger and wiser.   He tested my limits and challenged me.   He was critical when needed and supportive when required.  My training went up a notch and it paid off as I was able to PR in every distance I raced, from Mile to Marathon. I would highly recommend his coaching expertise.

Colin Hall
Took 15 minutes off his marathon personal record to get his goal of a Boston qualifying time.

“In a coach/athlete relationship, it’s so important to work with someone you trust.”

The kind of coach that can give you the answers to all the questions of “why” you are doing specific sessions if you want to know, but you have so much faith in them that you don’t really need to ask. Gary is that kind of coach. He brings the experience and knowledge of a world class athlete, and keeps things fun in the process. Under his guidance I ran personal bests in every distance from 5k to 50 miles, and I also gained a lifelong friendship.

Leah Thorvilson
Ran a personal record of 2:37:23 to qualify for Olympic trials