Craftsbury Running Camp - Coaching Staff
Craftsbury running camps have been a sought after running destination for more than 30 years. One crucial reason is our coaching. Every session, our expert coaches share their knowledge of speed, strength and endurance training. Whether you are a long-time runner working on your tenth marathon, a fitness runner hoping to train more progressively or a new runner who wants to advance their fitness and knowledge, our time-tested mix of structured runs, videotape analysis, lectures, drills and circuit training will help you to achieve your goals.
Greg Wenneborg, Coach
A national class runner who competed in the three U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Greg has 5 career marathon victories, including Vermont City Marathon and the Maui Marathon with Personal records of 2:18:47 for the marathon and 29:57 for the 10k. He holds a Master’s degree in Education and teaches at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, Greg is the head cross country and track and field coach at Pima Community College in Tucson where his teams have garnered conference and regional championships as well as individual national championship titles and top 10 team finishes. Greg is a board member of the Southern Arizona Roadrunners, for whom he coaches novice to advanced runners and is co-author with Randy Accetta of two books on how to coach, Marathon Training and Training to Run.
“Craftsbury is an excellent place to come together with healthy minded people to learn about the sport of distance running. Whether you're taking up running for recreation or health or are trying to improve your performance, we'll give you tools and motivation to meet your goals." -Greg
Eric Blake, Coach
Eric Blake, head coach of Central Connecticut State University's men's and women's track and cross country teams, will be returning to Craftsbury for the ninth time. He is a seven-time member of the USATF Mountain Running Team and has won the Mount Washington road race three times including 2013. He won the World Masters' Mountain Running Champion (35-39) in 2014. Eric also has raced marathons including two top 25 Finishes at the Boston Marathon, top 10 at Chicago Marathon (2007) and he competed in the 2004 Olympic Marathon Trials.
"Craftsbury offers so much for runners of all calibers: the setting is the best because the dirt roads and scenery are unbelievable. The whole environment rejuvenates you and sets runners up for a great fall of racing." -Eric
Anne Leonard-Blake, Coach
This is Anne Leonard-Blake's second year as a Craftsbury coach, and she is delighted to return. Anne has been running for more than twenty years. She ran cross country and track at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, and upon graduation, spent time coaching at the Loomis Chaffee school in Windsor, Connecticut. During graduate school, she served as the assistant coach at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now a middle school English teacher in Hartford, CT, Anne runs for the enjoyment of simply being outside and to keep up with her husband, Eric. Her most recent accomplishment was a 1:27 at the Hartford Half Marathon last October.
Mike Urquiola, Coach
After two summers as an athlete at an All Comers week, Mike Urquiola will be coaching at Craftsbury for the third time this year. Running has been a passion of Mike's since he was 14 and his Dad insisted he join the track team at Brookline High in MA. Thirty five years later, Mike is still running and competing with a particular affection for cross country and trail running. He's been competing for Greater Boston Track Club for 20+ years and has been coaching track workouts at the Melrose Running Club for the past few years. He has personal bests of 16:24 (5k), 1:01 (10 Miles) and 1:23 for the 1/2 Marathon.
"Running is the impetus that keeps my life running smoothly. My running philosophy is simple. 1. Put your shoes on. 2. Get out the door." -Mike
Joanna Johnson, Coach
Joanna Johnson is returning to Craftsbury for the second time in 2016. Joanna has been the Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field coach at Smith College for the past two years, where she also completed her Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Studies this spring. In addition, she is the founder and coach of No Boundaries Northampton, a community 5k training and wellness education program. Johnson has trained and competed with teams around the world, while investigating women’s empowerment through running in countries including Ethiopia, France, Norway, and Singapore, as a Watson Fellow. She continues to support educational and athletic opportunities for young female runners in Ethiopia as an advocate for Girls Gotta Run Foundation. Johnson graduated from Oberlin College, where she earned seven NCAA All-American awards in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. Since her marathon debut in Rotterdam in 2012, Johnson has run a total of five marathons with a personal best of 2:48.
I am looking forward to returning to Craftsbury! It is a joy to meet runners who each come from a unique running background and have unique goals, and work with them to develop a toolbox that will enable them to work toward their personal goals and discover new abilities. -Joanna
Barry Auskern, Coach
Barry Auskern, a long-time coach for the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club and a volunteer assistant coach for the Greenfield (Massachusetts)High School cross-country and indoor track programs, will be coaching at Craftsbury for his second summer. He grew up on Long Island, NY, and has been running competitively since his senior year of high school. When not running, he loves to cross country ski, as well as cook and explore the outdoors. He has completed thirteen marathons, with a 3:01 personal best at the NYC Marathon.
I’m looking forward to returning to Craftsbury. Sometimes the toughest part of a workout can be simply taking that first step out the door. Self-motivation and perseverance are critical tools for runners. As a coach, I believe that workouts should be fun, motivating, and should help build confidence. -Barry
Susan Dodge, Coach
A running coach and physical therapist in Williston, VT, Susan Dodge will be once again coaching at Craftsbury this autumn. "I thoroughly enjoyed my time coaching, running and laughing with all of last year's camp participants. I learned so much from their experiences and I hope to share my knowledge of running and injury prevention with new and returning runners." Susan did not truly start running until after finishing her collegiate career as a field hockey player at the University of Vermont. "I needed to find some way to challenge myself and fulfill my competitive drive so I took up running and instantly fell in love with it. Susan has competed in road races ranging from 5k to a 50 mile trail ultra. She has personal bests of 36:50 for the 10k, 1:20:01 for the ½ marathon and 2:51 for the marathon but trail running is where she feels most at home. She was the top Vermonter at Vermont City Marathon for 6 years and has completed the Stone Cat 50 mile race, finishing 3rd woman overall. Her dream is to run rim to rim to rim in the Grand Canyon.
I find so much peace and wholeness when running on the beautiful trails and back roads of Vermont. I am looking forward to sharing this love of running with the people who come to Craftsbury. -Susan
Caleb Masland, Coach
Caleb Masland is a native Vermonter now living in the Western North Carolina mountains. Caleb currently runs competitively for the SKECHERS Performance Elite team, and has won races from 5k to 50k. A "serious sub-elite" runner with dreams of the Olympic Marathon Trials, Caleb has current PRs of 2:30:39 for the Marathon and 1:10:55 for the Half Marathon. Running has been a passion for Caleb ever since joining the cross country team at Thetford Academy in 7th grade.
After 8 years of working in a typical corporate consulting job, Caleb made the jump to full-time running coach in 2013. What started as a hobby became an online team of adult runners who share a common drive for training, racing, and making running as fun as possible. Now Caleb works with runners all over the world who are training for anything from their first 5k to 100-milers. The group that he coaches is known as Team Wicked Bonkproof.
"I'm excited to be joining the coaching staff at Craftsbury! There is something magical that happens when you get a bunch of like-minded runners together for an extended period of time that you can't get anywhere else. I hope to share my knowledge, love of running, and love of being outside in Vermont with everyone at camp this summer!" -Caleb
Johanna Rogers, Coach
Growing up in Massachusetts with the influence of the Boston Marathon, Johanna has always been a runner. She will be coaching at Craftsbury for the first time this summer. Initially, she ran to excel at field hockey, her first passion. As a young adult, she moved to Sweden to play field hockey for Partille Sport Club, the largest field hockey team in Sweden. It was a week at Craftsbury Running Camp in 1996 that inspired Johanna to dedicate herself to the sport of running. She joined the Atlanta Track Club and a year later qualified for the Women’s Competitive Team. She trained and competed at many distances, including the mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon and 50k. Johanna started her coaching career in Atlanta for Girls on the Run. In 2005, she moved to Islesboro, Maine, an unbridged island three miles off the coast. From 2005-2010, she coached cross country at Islesboro Central School. In 2010, Johanna founded the Dark Harbor Harriers, a year round running team that trains and competes in USATF cross country, road, mountain, trail and snowshoe racing.
Carolyn Stocker, Coach
Carolyn Stocker, a member of the University of Maine Cross Country and Track & Field team, will be coaching at Craftsbury for the first time this summer. She grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts and started running when she was 5 years old. In high school, she was a Western Massaachusetts Champion in XC and track and a state champion in track. At UMaine, she races the 5k and 10k and is on the top 10 all-time list for those events for indoor and outdoor track. A Senior at UMaine studying human nutrition and sustainable food systems, Carolyn plans to continue her education at University of Massachusetts this fall for a RD, MS, and PhD. Outside of collegiate running, she holds the junior record at Mt. Washington Road Race and is a member of the United States Snowshoe Team. Carolyn has been a vegan for two years and when not running, loves to cook & bake delicious vegan food and travel.
“I run to be in nature; I run in the pouring rain, snow or sunshine; I run to clear my head; I run with friends or strangers; I run for myself and for others. Running to me is a gift that I never take for granted." -Carolyn
Kasie Enman, Coach
Returning to Craftsbury to coach for the second time, Kasie is a woman who loves getting fresh air and challenging herself. Sometimes she runs fast on flat surfaces, other times she treks up and down mountains. She has run in 15 different countries on 5 continents, but her favorite place to train is her home turf of Huntington, Vermont. She’s a member and coach of the Green Mountain Athletic Association running club and ambassador for the Salomon trail running team. Kasie also directs the FirstStrides Vermont walking & running program for women just beginning in our sport. On top of that, she’s a wife, mother of 2, maple syrup producer, and race director. Her competitive running resume includes being a 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier (aspiring for 2016) and the 2011 World Mountain Running Champion.
“I’m looking forward to a few more good years of running and adventuring and to coming back to coach at Craftsbury once again." -Kasie