Meet the Coaches

The PR running family is supported by 2 RRCA certified running coaches.  We want to help you reach your running goals.  Read more about our coaches!!

Tina Ahrens

Tina Ahrens

I love running! I have run on and off throughout my 20s & 30s, but my passion for running really started in my late 30s.  I have run 17 marathons, including 2 Boston.  I have also participated in 5 Ragnar Relay races and 2 Half Ironman races in the past 9 years.  My passion for running led me to become a running coach and become one of the co-founders of PR. I get so much satisfaction from coaching, when at the finish line, I see the excitement and pure joy of accomplishment wash across the faces of those we have helped get to the finish line!  Priceless!!

Diane York

Diane York

I have run on and off my entire life, but it didn’t really catch fire until 2008 when I decided to run the Chicago marathon. Since then, I have finished 13 marathons – 4 Chicago, 3 Boston, New York, Paris, Big Sur,  Nashville, Mountains 2 Beach and Nashville!  In addition to marathons, I have completed 2 duathlons, 5 Ragnar Relays and numerous half marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks. While training for my first marathon, I quickly learned that running those long distances on my own was not very enjoyable, so I made the best running decision I have ever made and joined up with a group of runners that made running way more fun! Over the years, I became an RRCA coach and am now one of the co-founders of PR. I run because of the awesome people I get to meet, the friendships I have developed and for the fun of it and I coach for the same reasons!

Monica Hardin

Monica Hardin

I started my running career while living in Atlanta, GA.  My first marathon was in October 2006 in Dublin, Ireland.  It was going to be my one and only marathon – something on my bucket list.  Well, 7 1/2 years later, I have run 19 marathons, 8 half marathons and an Ultra.  Yes, I was hooked.

I began Coaching in 2007 working for Team in Training/Leukemia Society.  My “specialty” is newbies and slower runners.  I love watching someone run their first 10 mile run – their face is just a ray of sunshine when they finish that first double digit run!  I am also certified to coach walkers.  I have also worked with the Galloway program to coach run/walkers.

I am a member of the 50/50 club – 50 marathons in 50 states –  and the Marathon Maniacs and would love to run a marathon in every continent.

WE PUT THE FUN IN RUN.