Hi! My name is Janell. 

I ran competitively in High School and college and started coaching boys and girls high school cross country in 2008 .  I absolutely love working with kids and remember my own experiences the cross country team as some of the best parts of my high school career. For the last 12 year I have coached middle school and high school teams.  Including a large number of athletes who have gone on to lead very successful collegiate and semi-professional careers.  I  have coached a range of athletes from middle school and high school cross country to Boston Qualifying marathoners. I take great pride in being an active member in the KC running community .

I am an avid runner, teacher and coach.  I married the love of my life and together we have the cutest daughter.  Included in my blog is weekly updates of my training as a navigate being a competitive runner, coach, mother, wife and teacher. I hope you will share you journey with me.


I believe communication is the foundation of a working coach-athlete relationship.  I am available through email, phone, fb messenger and in person through out your customized programming. As a busy working mom and competitive runner I can understand the stresses that come along during a training cycle and I will work with your to get the maximum benefits for your time. Training smarter!

I absolutely love running. I love the journey of self discovery that every training cycle brings. I have fallen in love with running community and have made the best life long friends.

Personal Records

5000m (track) – 17:50 Feb 2018 @ Gorilla Classic

5k- 17:56 Feb 2016 @ Kick off 5k

10k-36:45March 2017 @ Great Plains Kansas City

Half Marathon-1:22:36 April 2018@ Rock the Parkway

Full Marathon-3:00:59 April 2017 @ Boston Marathon


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