I am a running coach who helps all kinds of athletes. I love pulling the best out of people and often making them find their inner athlete they didn't know existed. I can do monthly schedules and training plans and also offer local one-on-one training and coaching here in Jacksonville.
Paul has competed for 15 years as a professional runner both internationally and nationally. He was selected to represent his native home, New Zealand, in World Mountain Running Championships in the 1993, 2001, and 2004. He also earned a position on the New Zealand’s Oceania Championships team in 1990.
Paul McRae earned a running scholarship to Western State College of Colorado (WSC) where he studied Psychology and Therapy. Paul’s undergraduate running achievements include competing in the 5000m on the track at the 2002 World University Games. Paul was part of WSC’s national team which competed in four consecutive NCAA Division II cross-country championships, a first at any division at the NCAA Championship. WSC finished as high as 7th during the 2003 season.
His coaching career began in 2004 when he graduated from WSC and was given the opportunity to work as an assistant coach. In 2005 Paul moved to Jacksonville to pursuing a Master’s in Counseling at the University of North Florida. As a UNF Graduate Assistant, Paul coached the university cross country and track teams for two and a half years. Paul fell in love with the city of Jacksonville, but saw a need within the running community to help local runners of all levels. In 2007 he began Personal Running Solutions to promote the sport he loves and is passionate about. He continues to race often and can be seen fighting for the win with other local elite athletes.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Run Analysis, Biochemical Analysis
Triathlon, Running, Personal Training, High School Cross Country, Corporate Wellness
3565 Pine St