Coach Profiles

Chat with Melissa Rittenhouse

Coach Melissa Rittenhouse is at Craftsbury for her second year of coaching in 2011. A three-time Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, she is shooting for her fourth appearance at the Trials next winter. She is an Assistant Professor in ...

Run2Ski Proof of Concept Trip

Contrary to popular belief, winters in the Pacific Northwest are kind to runners. Sure, we get our share of rain in Portland. Misty rain and mid-40s are the norm. Occasionally, we'll strike winter gold: weeks of no rain, higher temperatures ...

Brett Ely

Coach Brett Ely will be returning to Craftsbury in 2011 for her fifth year. She's currently training for the California International Marathon in Sacramento in early December. On her way back from a long injury-induced lay-off, Brett's goal ...

Eric Blake Mountain running interview

Craftsbury coach Eric Blake's involvement with mountain running stretches to the beginning of his running career in high school cross-country. From those humble beginnings, Eric has won the USATF mountain running title in 2006 and 2008, and ...

Bill Fitzgerald

Lots of you may be familiar with Bill Fitzgerald. Bill has been coming to Craftsbury since the early 90's, first as a camper and now as a coach. He's worked with lots of people and at an organizational level as well, helping to develop and ...

Lynn Jennings

Lynn Jennings needs little introduction to most in the running community, especially in New England. The three-time Olympian and World Champion joined our coaching staff this past summer and will be with us in '08 as well. This interview came ...

Jess Cover

-How did you get into running? I started running at a young age because my father said that if I trained for, entered and completed the local 10k I could chose anything under $50. I really wanted a pair of designer jeans so that started my ...