Our Coaches & Medical Staff
Why is it so important to have qualified coaches? They can:
Evaluate your current fitness level and goals to make sure you are training at an appropriate level
Evaluate and suggest ways to improve your running form
Assist you if you need to adjust your training schedule, in the event of an injury or missed training due to travel or life in general
Motivate and challenge you to reach your goals in a smart, safe & effective manner
Our on-site medical staff can help indenfity and remedy injury before the derail your training.
Our medical team helps shape our educational content keeping you on track for your goals.
Jeff is a USA Track & Field Certified Coach who has been a coach with MIT and Fleet Feet since 2008. He began his coaching career in 2001 as a cross country and track coach at Thomas Worthington High School. Jeff has a tremendous passion for helping Greater Columbus become a healthier, more active community. In addition to coaching and serving as race director for several events in Columbus, Jeff works with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources developing trails in Central Ohio. He and his wife Jacqueline live in Worthington with their daughter Harper and Hazel.
DR. DARRIN BRIGHT
Dr. Bright was a member of the original Marathoner In Training group that stared in 2001. He has been an MIT coach for the past eight years. Dr. Bright was ranked the number one physician in Central Ohio for Sports Medicine in the 10TV and the Columbus Dispatch's "Docs Rate The Docs" survey. In 2011 he was named one of Columbus Business First's "40 under 40". As such, he enjoys a national reputation for Sports Medicine focusing on runners. Darrin, his wife Gwen and their daughters Molly and Lexi live in New Albany.
Education Director and Operations Coordinator
Sean Huffman ATC, PT is the Director of Medical Resources for Fleet Feet+FrontRunner, and Marathoners in Training. Since 2010, Sean has been a 9:00 minute coach with MIT and he founded Fit For Life Physical Therapy as the in-house physical therapy centers for Fleet Feet+FrontRunner. With 30 years of experience in sports medicine, orthopedics, and physical therapy, Sean is dedicated to "moving people."
Youth Running & Half & Full Marathon
Jami oversees our Youth Running program & assists with half and full marathoon training. The Fleet Feet team wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for Coach Jami who oversees our strategy and advises on the best course of action.
5K - 10K
Coach Hannah has become a truly valued member of the Fleet Feet family. Hannah works directly with our 5K-10K participants to help them reach their goals.
Advanced Training Coach
Dave began his running career in 2007 and has qualified for the Boston Marathon every year since. Over the past few years Dave has developed a wealth of knowledge to help Central Ohio become a healthier, more active community. Dave can often be found running through his neighborhood in Lewis Center or out on the Olentangy trail checking on the MIT group on Saturday mornings.
Fast Rabbits & Ohio XC Camp
Colin works directly with our Fast Rabbits and Ohio XC Camp Campers training and mentoring our runners, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season.
Trail & Ultra Training
Ryan Moran has been reaping the benefits of running trail for more than a decade. The trail running community in Central Ohio continues to expand, and he is so very proud to be a part of that growth. TrailCrew gives Ryan the opportunity to give back to a sport that has given him so much - better health, clear perspective, life-long friendships, and near expert-level poison ivy knowledge. TrailCrew is a unique blend of beginners, amateurs, and "front-of-the-pack" caliber athletes... all with similar objectives - train hard, laugh harder, run trail. Let Ryan show you why trail running is so great!
Athletic trainer. Ohiohealth Runners Clinic. CPR instructor. specialties: running gait analysis, FMS, exercise, and performance enhancement.
We're here for you.
You can contact your specific coach directly by using the contact form on the correct page:
- 5K & 10K : Hannah Bleikamp - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Half Marathon : Jeff Henderson - email@example.com
- Full Marathon : Jeff Henderson - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Advanced 5K : Hannah Weiss - email@example.com
- Advanced Marathon : Dave Calvert - firstname.lastname@example.org
For any general questions about MIT as a whole, reach out with the form below and we'll get back to you ASAP!