Knoxville Endurance
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MEET THE COACH: Bobby Holcombe

Knoxville Endurance specializes in coaching runners, swimmers, and cyclists to meet their goals in distances such as the 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, sprint triathlon, olympic distance triathlon, and Ironman triathlon.


Running Coach: Bobby Holcombe

Running Coach:
Bobby Holcombe

Bobby Holcombe's running career began in 1997 working under the guidance of Dave Nelson, Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, Knoxville Track Club member and coach. In 2001 Holcombe began training with University of Tennessee Cross Country and Track coach, George Watts. Holcombe trained under the guidance of Coach Watts until 2006. During his competitive years under Coach Watts, Holcombe's running statistics are as follows: 4:00 min.-1,500 meters, 8:31 min.-3,000 meters, 14:53 min.-5k, 25:13 min. -8k, 31:11 min.-10k, 1:09-Half Marathon, and a 2:37-Marathon. During this time frame Holcombe raced in over 200 road, track and cross country races. Holcombe won 75 of the 200 races in which he raced. He has competed in several USATF/RRCA championships cross country and road races. Holcombe has also finished within the top 125 runners at the Boston Marathon.


In 2002 Holcombe began coaching area athletes from middle school through master adults. Holcombe has taken on all levels of runners from Couch to 5k participants to elite athletes. To date Holcombe has successfully coached over 500 athletes.


Statistics and Experience:

49 Boston Marathon qualifiers

4 Foot Locker cross-country finalists

10 high school athletes furthering running careers in college

Nike Team Nationals Team Coach

2 State cross country championship teams - Webb School of Knoxville

5 Individual State Champions in Cross Country

2001 - 2014 Captain Runner's Market Racing Team, Men and Women

2007 - Present Director - KYA Cross Country Summer Program

2008 - Present Director - KYA Cross Country Post Season Program

2008 - 2010 Coach - Farragut High School track and cross country

2013 - Present Program director for University of Tennessee Running Club

2014 - Current cross country coach at Webb School of Knoxville

2015 - Current track coach for Webb School of Knoxville

Program director for KE Kick Start - training program for first time runners and triathletes as well as corporate wellness programs for companies and their employees

Coaches 270+ athletes per year with personalized attention


Contact Bobby Holcombe

training programs

We offer various personal training programs for the casual to the competitive endurance athlete.


Online Coaching

Personal Training

Training Sessions

Corporate Wellness