JIMMY BALMER

Coach Jimmy has been a competitive runner his entire life...dating back from grade school through competing at the D1 collegiate level, having been coached by legendary Coach John Sauerhage and Coach John Lumley at The University of Texas-Arlington.

Jimmy is a USATF certified coach as well as Vdot02 certified, and is constantly seeking to further his knowledge by consulting with other coaches and attending clinics. He has coached over 30 athletes with many running their first race while others being seasoned veterans looking to regain their fitness of old and targeting long lost PRs.

Jimmy's coaching philosophy is "get the most out of as little as possible." Or in other words 'train smarter not harder." He feels too many times athletes think more is better and end up injured or burnt out. Every athlete has strengths and weaknesses and his goal is to exploit the strengths and improve the weakness.

Jimmy has contributed and consulted on endurance panels and has been published as well. See https://www.self.com/story/helpful-tips-for-any-beginner-runner.

He has also been heavily involved in the local racing scene as a co-director, sponsor, course marshal and consultant.

If you are looking for a coach that understands the demands of training and how to manage when life gets in the way...f you are looking for a master motivator that is always looking out for the athletes...f you’re serious about getting better and learning along the way, then contact Coach Jimmy.

LIFETIME PERSONAL RECORDS

2 Mile
9:10
3k
8:29
5k
14:31
10k
30:54
50k
3:34:54
50 mile
6:48:24
100 mile
17:27:18

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

2017
Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug 50k
2nd Overall - 3:34:54
2015
Umstead 100 mile Ultra
12th Overall - 17:27:18
2014
Oil Creek 100 mile Ultra
27th Overall - 25:34:28
2013
Tussey Mountainback 50 mile Ultra
8th Overall - 6:48:24