Hi! My name is Janell. 

I ran competitively in High School and college and started coaching boys and girls high school cross country in 2008.  I absolutely love working with kids and remember my own experiences with the cross country team as some of the best parts of my high school career. For the last 12 years, I have coached middle school and high school teams.  Including a large number of athletes who have gone on to lead very successful collegiate and semi-professional careers.  I  have coached a range of athletes from middle school and high school cross country to Boston Qualifying marathoners. I take great pride in being an active member of the KC running community.

I am an avid runner, teacher, coach.  I married the love of my life and together we have the cutest daughter. I understand the very busy lives non-elite and sub-elite runners have to manage.  Creating training that allows you to get the most out of your time is crucial to building longevity and enjoyment in your running journey.

I believe communication is the foundation of a working coach-athlete relationship.  I am available through email, phone, FB messenger, and in-person throughout your customized programming. As a busy working mom and competitive runner, I can understand the stresses that come along during a training cycle and I will work with you to get the maximum benefits for your time. Training smarter!

I absolutely love running. I love the journey of self-discovery that every training cycle brings. I have fallen in love with the running community and have made the best lifelong friends.

Personal Records

5000m (track) – 17:50 @ Gorilla Classic

5k- 17:35  @ Rock the Stock Yards

10k-36:45@ Great Plains Kansas City

Half Marathon-1:22:36 @ Rock the Parkway

Full Marathon-3:00:59 @ Boston Marathon


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