Caroline Plank

I started working with John in June 2017 in preparation for my first ever Marathon. My goal was to qualify for Boston, but the only caveats were that I was …

Patrick Fogarty

Prior to starting with John, my Marathon PR was 3:17. I found my multiple attempts at a BQ were starting to plateau without any improvement. Typically a solo runner, I …

Melissa Reichman

John helped me run my first Marathon in 3:21, which I thought I could accomplish. He’s always there for guidance, motivation and support. His monthly training plans made me stronger …

Zareh Baghdassarian

Since joining the team in 2018, I reduced my 5k PR by 3mins to 17:36 in the first two months. My PR for the Half Marathon was 1:25, but John …

Greg Nugent

Prior to training with John, my fastest 10k time was 42:19 at the Queens 10km. My new PR, which I set a few weeks ago in a track time trial …

Alex Freedman

I’ve been with John and the Hounds for two training seasons. The teammates are inspiring and collegial and John is a legendary coach who knows how to coach anyone to …

Mike Balz

Joined the Hounds and Marathon time went from 2:56 to 2:48 and looking for sub 2.45! Lowered half to 1:16! Love the groups and people I’ve met in the groups. …

Valery Charles

Improved marathon from 4:19 to 3:39 (40mins) . I love the team support. There’s no internal competition/conflict. I love Johns holistic approach to coaching. He believes in training the whole …

Warren Teichner

I joined the team around a year ago and reduced my Marathon time from 3:54 to 3:27 in my first race with the Hounds (27min PR). What I found incredible …

Jon Cole

I joined the Hounds in 2019. I now compete in the M55 division. I had been a middle distance runner in the 1980’s under Ted Haydon. After graduate school, I …