"You guys were a terrific support system. I know that I would never have run last weekend without joining the training group. Thank you so much for all your guidance and most of all for taking time to organize the training, water stations, tent at the marathon. I know that all of those details take a lot of time. It's so appreciated. I've made some great new friends and look forward to more runs with all of you. I couldn't run 4 miles when I started. Now I'm hooked!!"

- Ashley 
1st time Marathon finisher, Marathon of the Palm Beaches

"THANK YOU SO MUCH !...today was a dream come true in so many ways. I have "attempted to run" several times over the past 7 to 10 yrs with no long time success.Yet with your help and guidance, I not only ran but kept running for the 13.1!! I have gone from being a person who exercises, to a Runner and hopefully, soon an "athlete." I look forward to future runs and more incredible memories!"
- Tiffany
1st time 1/2 Marathon finisher, Marathon of the Palm Beaches

"Well!  I am almost back to walking normally!  And can walk down steps instead of hopping down!  So I guess I can say that I am a survivor!!  All joking aside, the marathon was so much fun and exciting.  Sunday was one of the best days of my life!  It was an incredible experience.  The rain and wind did not damper our spirits and our little group had a great time,  I think the weather just made it more challenging and gave us more determination to finish. Thank you so much for all your coaching and encouragement--you both have been great!  I honestly cannot think (at least right now) of anything you could change.  I will give it some serious thought though and let you know if I think anything could be improved.  You are awesome coaches and I am going to continue with the program.  I will probably stop by on Friday and sign up with Bob for the continued training program." 

- Peggy 
1st time Marathon finisher, Marathon of the Palm Beaches


"Just wanted to say Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you have put in for me to have a successful marathon race. You guys were really great and I appreciate all that you did.  Thanks again!"

- Melissa 
1st time Marathon finisher, Marathon of the Palm Beaches


"Thanks so much for training me  and getting me ready for my very first half marathon. You were a great inspiration, very positive and I wouldn't have been able to do it without you.  I am looking forward to continuing the training for Miami.You're the best! Thanks again." 

- Suzy 
1st time 1/2 Marathon finisher, Marathon of the Palm Beaches


"Hi Coaches Bob and Jim- 

I just wanted to thank you and let you know that I had a great marathon on Sun.  This was my fourth marathon, with my last being almost 2 years ago when I ran Disney-  I ran that marathon in exactly 4:30.  I went into this marathon hoping to do better than 4:30, so I felt 4:20 would be a realistic goal.  I finished strong at 4:08:39!!!  I had tears in my eyes during the last few miles because I knew I was going to have a great finish time.  My legs were (and still are) sore at the end but I actually felt really good and I am already looking forward to start running again soon after a good rest-  I have never felt that way before-  usually I swear I will never do it again!! 

I trained with the north group for 18 weeks and it definitely made me a faster and stronger runner.  I really enjoyed the Sun runs and looked forward to them every week!  

I appreciate all of your emails and encouragement-  it made a difference as you can see---  22 minutes shaved off my PR!!!!

I plan to run another marathon soon with my husband, and we will definitely train with your group!  Thanks!" 

- Amy 
4th time Marathon finisher, Marathon of the Palm Beaches