ABOUT Coach MegHAN
Passionate About Motivating Others
Coach Meghan competed in high school cross country and track in Massachusetts, where she won a state championship before enrolling at the United States Military Academy at West Point. While at West Point, Meg competed for the academy's NCAA Division 1 cross country and track teams, earning several Eastern College Athletic Conference Accolades. She was named team MVP and crowned league champion in the 10k, and also captained the cross country team. While at the academy Meghan posted top 10 all-time marks in every event from the 1 mile to the 10k. Although Meghan had a relatively successful collegiate running career, by the end of her time at the academy, she was extremely burned out, and was having a difficult time finding the joy in running.
Following her graduation from West Point, Meghan volunteered for a deployment to Afghanistan. Shortly after returning home from deployment, she once again found a passion for running and resumed training and racing competitively. Meghan has had the privilege of representing the U.S. Military in national and international competitions. In 2014, she won the Marine Corps Marathon in her first attempt at the distance. The following year she won the Outer Banks Marathon. She finished runner-up in the Marine Corps Marathon in both 2016 and 2017. Her current goal is to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials in the marathon.
Meghan has coached at the youth level for several years, and has developed detailed training plans for runners of all ability levels to help them reach their individual goals. In addition, she has worked in the run specialty community for a number of years, and has in-depth knowledge of gait analyses and proper shoe selection and fitting.
Meghan has learned so much on her nearly 20-yr journey with running and is eager and excited to share this knowledge as she helps others on their own journeys!