Meet Coach Whitney

Coach Whitney is a first-time coach at our Short Pump location. Although running is a bit of a family affair, it took on a whole new meaning for Whitney after having kids in 2010 and 2012.   To help stay in shape, reduce stress from raising her kids, and to engage in adult conversations (yes, sometimes inappropriate!), she found running to be her secret hideaway, even if only for a few hours.  She has been running ever since, falling in love with the sport, but more importantly, she found an instant community of runners to connect with in our area.   She has run everything from a 5K to a 50K and has sprinkled in a few Sprint Triathlons to shake it up.  Most of these races have been completed with a super cute blonde by her side, Jessi Duke (one of our coaches who Whitney calls Barbie)  Jessi and Whitney share their love for running and it shows in the races they have completed together over the years.   If you are looking for either one of them…just look for the other!! They are usually a pair.  Running has been and will always be one of the best parts of Whitney’s day!   Coach Whitney cannot wait to share her love of running with others. When not running, Whitney is entertaining or chauffeuring around her two kiddos (Cooper – 11 and Tessa – 9) along with her golden retriever, River.  A busy person for sure……but we wonder if Jessi is Barbie, does that make Whitney Ken?

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