Trail Training Program

Target races:
Hardesty Hardcore 14 mi and 5.5 mi,
Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge, or
Monkey Face Half Marathon & 7 mi

This is a 12-week training program for runners who want to improve as a trail runner and complete a trail race. The team will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. on Saturdays. The Tuesday evening workouts will take place on trails around Eugene, including different sections of the Ridgeline Trail and a few flat sessions on Amazon or Pre’s Trail. The Saturday morning long runs will take place on trails around the Eugene/Springfield area, as well as Oakridge, coastal trails and possibly Central Oregon. The first practice will be held on July 9 at 6 p.m.

Do you have questions for the coaches? Email [email protected] or join us for our ‘Meet the Coaches’ event on Saturday, June 29, from 1-2 p.m. at Run Hub Northwest.

Cost of program and benefits included:

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Coaching Staff

Coach Heike McNeil

Heike McNeil is a professor of chemistry and exercise physiology at Northwest Christian University in Eugene. She just recently retired from 13 years of coaching cross country and distance track at the University. Heike ran collegiately at Linfield College, did triathlons post collegiately and currently competes in trail and ultra events as well as racing her mountainbike.

Heike loves to help athletes at all levels chase their dreams and see them reach their full potential. She is extremely excited to get to know the Run Hub athletes and can’t wait to work on training plans with them!

Coach Devin VansCoy

Devin VansCoy coaches cross country and track and field at Willamette High School in Eugene, where he is also a teacher. He has experience coaching cross country and track at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. He was a collegiate athlete and has raced competitively in triathlons and trail races since graduating from college. He currently competes in trail races ranging in distance from 10k to 50k with very mountainous terrain. He is also the director of a three-day trail race called the Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge, which consists of running up and down a different mountain each day.

Devin said he loves coaching because it is rewarding to see his athletes improve and grow. Devin is excited to start working with the Run Hub trail training team to help guide each athlete to reach their full potential as a trail runner!