Trevor has been running since a young age, competing in cross country from the early years of elementary school. It wasn’t until after high school that he took the sport more seriously and started to put in the work to get the results he was looking for. For Trev, running compliments his life by reducing stress, adding enjoyment through exploration, and has created a social network of like-minded individuals who can enjoy the sport together. Through his years of training, he mostly coached himself, including the training block leading up to the 2019 Canadian Olympic Trails and leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- 47th, 2020 Tokyo Olympics
- 2nd, 2020 BVH 5K
- 2019 and 2017 Canadian Marathon Champion
- 2018 Canadian Half Marathon Champion
- 71st, 2017 World Cross Country Championship
- Marathon - 2:09:51 Toronto, 2019
- Half Marathon - 1:03:02 Edmonton, 2020
- 10K (Road) - 29:24 Vancouver, 2019
- 8K (Road) - 23:35 Peachland, 2021
There are many components that compound to contribute to a successful training block on race day. As a coach, I like to focus on consistency, work ethic, awareness, and developing a strong inner self confidence that shines when warranted. Outside of goal setting and preparation, it’s important to me to help develop a training program that balances well with an athlete’s life, and that blends in appropriately with time restraints and personal commitments.
Favourite race distance and why?
Easy, the Marathon. I love the grind of training hard and pushing my body to its absolute limits. Though I love the Half Marathon and the 10K, there’s something special about the Marathon that keeps me coming back for more.
Most memorable coaching moment?
It’s hard to pinpoint one moment as the most memorable because each accomplishment is significant to the individual. What I enjoy most about coaching is supporting others in accomplishing their goals. I am one to get fired up over others’ success more than my own.
Favourite post-workout treat or go-to place?
Load me up with some baked goods.
Favourite running podcast, website, books, videos, or blog?
Book: Marathon Man by Bill Rodgers
Movie: Forrest Gump
Instagram: Kevin Coffey’s profile. Give that man a follow.