Trails and Tarmac: New Coaching Service for Road and Trail Runners

David Laney and Ryan Ghelfi have teamed up to create a new online coaching service for runners of all abilities with goals from 5k to 100 miles.  Coaches at Trails and Tarmac use science based training ideas combined with personal experience to help athletes run stronger, smoother and faster.  Ryan Ghelfi, who runs on the Nike Trail Team emphasizes, “We are focused on helping our athletes have the resources to get the best out of themselves. I’ve learned an immense amount in my years of running and enjoy sharing that knowledge with others.” The service is run out of Ashland Oregon, but is available to serve runners worldwide as all communication and correspondence is done by phone or online.  “I really wanted to help runners do things they didn’t know they could do” says Laney who will run the Olympic Trials in February, “There is a big sense of accomplishment with that.”

Trails and Tarmac also offers guided trail running trips, currently they offer trail running on Mount Shasta and in the Siskiyous, as well as a Rogue River Trail running trip.

More information about the coaching and guided adventures is available on their website at questions can be directed to


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