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Bryan helped coached me from over 1000 miles away. I had a sprinting and jumping background in high school and college. Then, years later, at 28-29 years old I went from starting his 5K training plan in July to winning my first 5k race in September of the same year! Since then I have excelled in distances ranging from 5k to half marathons.
-CHRIS, Morris Plains NJ
I'm not a runner. At least that was what I told myself for years. When I embraced a healthier lifestyle some years back in terms of eating and weights, cardio remained my Achilles. Stamina held me back and I quickly gave in at the first signs of pain from pushing myself. In hindsight, it was more mental than physical shortcomings, but I didn't become enlightened to this until I met Bryan. Bryan invited me out on a run along the Appalachian Trail near his home after I inquired about his training regimen. I assumed this would be a one and done trip, but Bryan invested in my running career on that one jog. He inspected my shoes and informed me of the ideal style of shoe to benefit my stride. He recommended a store in the area where he knew the staff would take care of me. He emailed me ideas for pre-run snacks, post-run fuel and some of his favorite recipes to complement a running lifestyle. In short, he was a coach for where ever or however long I wanted to take this. There was never any pressure involved. He was willing to give only as much as I wanted. Bryan is supportive through and through and wants the best for you in whatever endeavor you choose. In my case, it was companionship on the trail with the occasional motivational speech to push me through a tough stretch. When I signed up for a 5K, Bryan was there every step of the way from training to the finish line. Before we began training, I would have had no business trotting anywhere near the front half of the pack, but the boost he provided in the upcoming weeks and on race day were enough to have me finish in the Top 5. He was equally as jubilant as I was on that morning. Bryan is a born motivator and is happiest when playing an integral part in helping others achieve their goals. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, so will he.
-PATRICK, Philadelphia PA
Bryan and I were teammates in college, and even though he was a distance runner and I was a sprinter, it was easy for me to see the width and breadth of his knowledge when it came to the sport of running. If I was doing a longer workout to build up my stamina, I could count on him to give me some tips on my form and stride, just as I could count on him to help me develop workouts during the off-season for when I really wanted to push myself. I've since transitioned to running longer distances, and Bryan helped me ease into it and never let me get down when I wasn't seeing the results I wanted. And that's the best thing I can say about working with Bryan: As an athlete, you're going to hold yourself to the highest possible standard. Bryan believes in that, but he understands that everyone is going to develop at their own rate and there will be setbacks. He's always challenged me, but he's also always been there to point out the positives when I felt as if I could have done better. We're separated by a few states now, but I still count on him to provide me with new workouts, answers to questions, and, of course -- the support that every runner needs.
-JEFF, West Chester PA
As someone who prefers playing nearly any game to running of any kind, I was skeptical about committing to a training regime. Bryan’s educated nudges and relentless positivity soon had me looking forward to workouts. After PR’s in the mile and 5k (at age 49) and all kinds of learning about nutrition, physiology and training principles, I am hooked – and immensely grateful for Bryan’s expertise, generosity and care. He truly loves helping others chase their goals.
-MICHAEL, Chapel Hill NC
I'm proud to say Bull City Coaching helped me become a runner for the first time in my life at age 30. His advice, experience, and training schedule got me to a point where I competed in four 5K races and one 10K race by the end of the year (all injury-free)! To date, I have now logged hundreds of miles and I'm currently training for a half-marathon. I highly recommend this site!
-ERIC, Carlisle PA
Bull City Coaching reflects the best of leadership whether you are in need of help with a new PR (Personal Record), advice on technique and form, and/or encouragement to follow through with the necessary habits in a training program. Bryan is a leader in education and brings his expertise to coaching as well as the wisdom gained by a long career as a competitive runner. Best of all, services are free if you need them to be. I am coached and encouraged by Bryan as a runner, father, and believer. Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved with Bull City Coaching.
-GEORGE, Durham NC
As a veteran of 20 marathons, I can honestly say Bryan is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable runners I know. When trying to qualify for Boston, Bryan not only customized a training plan for me but paced me the last 10 miles, providing valuable protection from the wind and motivation. From novice to experienced runners, Bryan is able to assess weaknesses and/or strengths and create a motivating, quality workouts designed to meet your goals.
-LIBBYE, Middlesex NJ
ran competitively in high school and college, but I hadn’t been running in many years. As I started running again, I felt I needed the structure of a training program to help me get the most out of my time. After exploring a variety of options, including some online programs, I felt that working with a running coach would be the best for me. Bryan’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for running convinced me to give him a try. I’ve not been disappointed. The elite level service is like having a full time personal trainer for running. He is actively involved in all aspects of my training from selecting shoes and gear to setting goals for my next 5k. His motivational support and expertise has helped me make a successful return to running. I’m very glad that I started working with Bryan and recommend his services to anyone looking to improve their running.
-JUSTIN, Raleigh NC
I always considered myself athletic, until I started training for my 1st half marathon. I Googled all the information I thought I needed to properly train myself for a half, but quickly found myself behind the eight ball. Bryan was referred to me by one of my closest friends, and figured I would reach out to him for some coaching advice. Bryan’s immediate attention to detail showed me how much he really cared about helping others reach their goals. With Bryan’s help, I finished my first half marathon under my goal, and I look forward to working with him again, as I started training for my 2nd half last week. The knowledge and experience that Bull City Coaching brings to the table makes it easy for me to recommend them to anyone.
-TOM, Fort Lauderdale FL
Want to meet your goals and have fun while doing it? Then Bryan is the coach for you! I’ve been running for about 20 years but Bryan’s advice, encouragement, and enthusiasm helped me PR with my 5k time. And more importantly, the training was fun and invigorating. He is a great running partner who always challenges you just the right amount and his training plans are thoughtful and completely customized. I feel more motivated and inspired in my running life and in my life in general after working with Bryan!
-LUKE, Durham NC