Ellen Waller - 5K/10K Coach
Ellen comes to coaching from our member ranks, having been an active participant in the club for the last couple years. Ellen has been running recreationally since high school, and has completed many road and trail races of various distances over the past ten years. She ran her first half-marathon in 2 1/2 hours and has since whittled her time down by over 45 minutes. Ellen is an RRCA certified running coach and enjoys working with both new and experienced runners. She is also an avid hiker, and can give route recommendations in the White Mountains of NH. She has summited 25 of the 48 highest peaks in NH, including completing a Presidential Traverse in 2013 (one of the hardest day hikes in America). By day, Ellen is a Recruitment & HR Manager at Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. She lives in Newton with her speedy husband Ed and their two cats.
Jeff Ragazzini - Half-Marathon/Marathon Coach
Michael Carlone - Wednesday Coach
Mike is a member of the Greater Boston Track Club, and enjoys competing at a wide variety of distances. He’s currently training for an October half-marathon (his first attempt at that distance), but then will switch gears and focus on the indoor track mile through the winter months with a goal of breaking 4:10. Mike ran competitively in college for Loyola Marymount in California, and in his spare time enjoys creative cooking. Be sure to hit him up for some good suggestions for speedy recipes! By day, Mike is a biostatistician/programmer for a startup in Beacon Hill.
Nicole Wade - Wednesday Coach
Nicole has been running for 20 years, and during that time she's gone from casual runner to RRCA certified running coach to Boston Marathon qualifier. She loves races of all distances, though the marathon holds a special place in her heart. Nicole is enthusiastic about working with runners of all levels, and is inspired by those who want to chase down their dreams.
Her 9-5 disguise is researcher, but Nicole is active in several areas of fitness including strength training, yoga, and aerials. She believes each person is unique, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach to fitness, overall health, or goals. When she's not running she's knitting, traveling with her husband, and/or listening to Frank Sinatra.