COACH BIO

 

Having spent the past 20+ years competing in the sport of running and the past 15+ years building her career in the running industry, Erin has a comprehensive understanding of "running" - the sport, the exercise, the business, the lifestyle.

   Coach Erin's first race as a Mama, 5 months after giving birth!

While in graduate school pursuing a Master's in Sport Management, Erin was the Assistant Coach for the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track teams at the University of San Francisco. She helped develop the inaugural season of the university's new Division 1 Women's Outdoor Track program, launched in the Spring of 2005.

She loved coaching Division 1 athletes and has found equal enjoyment coaching the members of FIT MAMAS. Erin gets fired up about each and every one of her athletes' running, whether they're out there for the very first time or looking to score a new PR in an upcoming race. She has found a true passion in helping people accomplish things they never thought possible.

Erin has worked for a number of major sports brands, including Saucony, adidas and Fila. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Sales at Saucony. Through her work in the running industry, Erin gained valuable knowledge on topics such as: innovation in shoe and apparel technology; biomechanics as it relates to a runner's foot strike, gait cycle and stride; latest advancements in sport nutrition and hydration; training fundamentals for runners of all levels; perhaps most importantly, optimal methods of creating a running environment that's fun and inspiring! 

She competed in cross country and indoor/outdoor track at Georgetown University, one of the most successful Division 1 programs in the country, and has remained active in road racing ever since. Her road PRs are: 17:43 (5K), 35:48 (10K), 1:21 (half marathon). She currently has her sights set on a marathon PR that will qualify her for the 2020 United States Olympic Team Trials. Qualifying time is 2:45 or faster.

Erin is married to an incredible guy, Pat O'Malley (also a runner), and they love their son, Flynn O'Malley, more than words can say.


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