Troy, NY , United States
My name is Jake Irwin,
I am a UESCA Certified Running Coach specializing in all distances ranging from 1 mile to the Marathon. I have over 30 years experience as a competitive runner and have ran in races all over the country. I will soon be adding the Chicago Marathon to that list as well as the Khon Kaen International Marathon in Thailand.
I don't consider myself a coach as much as I do a motivator. I like to coach with a positive outlook no matter what the circumstances may be.
I have been competing in races since I was 9 years old. now after 30 years of competitive running, I am eager to pass my knowledge on. I grew up with a track and field background specializing in the mile in both high school and in college. After college I moved on to larger distances of the 5k, 10k, 15k, half marathon, and the full marathon. I now do at least 1 full marathon a year and 3 half marathons a year, along with several smaller road races mixed in.
I have competed all over the country and my race resume includes such races as...
The Boston Marathon
Hudson Mohawk Marathon
Washington Jack and Jill Marathon
Syracuse Half Marathon
Cooperstown Half Marathon
Nashville Half Marathon
I have qualified again for the 2021 Boston Marathon and I am also competing in this years Chicago Marathon. In addition to this I will also be doing the Khon Kaen International Marathon in 2021 which is in Thailand.
This year I started my Virtual Coaching Business specializing in training beginner and intermediate athletes in all distances up to the Marathon. I like to take a steady approach to my coaching creating a successful environment for all of my athletes.