Knoxville Endurance
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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:

27 Boston Marathon qualifiers

3 Foot Locker cross-country finalists

10 high school athletes furthering running careers in college

Nike Team Nationals Team Coach

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

2001- Present Captain of Runners Market Racing Team, Men and Women

2007- Present Director - KYA Cross Country Summer Program

2008 - Present Director - KYA Cross Country Post Season Program

2012 - Director - Upper Cumberland Cross Country Camp

 

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TriathlonTriathlon Coach:
Rhonnda Cloinger

A small-town Arkansan, Rhonnda attended UT-Knoxville to achieve a Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. After her first triathlon in 1990, she was hooked on interdisciplinary athletics! This proud member of the Runner's Market Running Team has had such accomplishments as that of All-American in her age group for triathlons. Currently Rhonnda works as an exercise physiologist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

 

Among her national and international racing accomplishments are the following:

2011 Boston Marathon competitor

Completed Ironman Florida & Ironman Louisville

Qualifier and competitor in the Worlds Half Ironman Championship in Clearwater, FL

Qualifier for the World's Olympic Distance Championships

Top 5 female finisher in multiple half Ironman's

 

Rhonnda stays current in the fitness/training realm by maintaining the following certifications:

United States Triathlon Association Certified Level 1 Triathlon Coach

American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist

American Council on Exercise Advanced Health Fitness Specialist

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

Mad Dogg Spinning Level 3 Certified Instructor

 

Rhonnda trains her students in triathlon techniques as well as in the rationale underlying her methodology.

 

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Running Coach: Jason Altman

Running Coach:
Jason Altman

An All-State football player and All-American in soccer at Oak Ridge High School in 1997, Jason Altman played collegiate soccer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. When Jason took up running, he dropped 50 pounds during training and finished the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon in 3:24. He finished his next two marathons in 3:03 and 3:01. Jason began training with Bobby Holcombe to break the 3 hour point in his marathon racing. After joining Knoxville Endurance, Jason had a breakthrough performance of 2:44 in Portland, Oregon.

 

Since then, Jason has won dozens of area races including the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in 2010 and 2012.  His personal best came in 2012 with a 2:38:52 and his best half marathon is 1:12:47.

 

 

 

 

 

Accomplishments:

2010 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

1st Overall

2012 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

1st Overall

Marathon Personal Best

2:38:52

Half Marathon Personal Best

1:12:47

 

Jason works for the Knoxville Track Club and has directed the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon since 2006.

 

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Running Coach: Robin Miller

Running Coach:
Robin Miller

Robin started running for fitness in 2001 at age 39. The long-distance racing bug soon took hold and she ran her first marathon in 2004. Self-coached for many years, she ran three Boston Marathon qualifying races. In 2012, preparing to run the 2013 Boston Marathon, she joined Knoxville Endurance. Under the trained eye of Bobby Holcombe, Robin has consistently improved her 5k through marathon times.

 

 

 

 

 

With many Age-Group and Masters awards - Miller's statistics are:

5k - 22:09

8k - 37:04

10k - 46:34

15k - 1:11

1/2 Marathon - 1:39

30k - 2:33

Marathon - 3:38:45

 

 

From 2010 to 2012, she assisted in coaching adult runners, and in 2012 started leading group runs for the Foothill Striders. Robin's passion is to help others become stronger runners with a focus on injury prevention.

 

Accomplishments:

Four Boston Marathon qualifying races

2013 and 2014 Boston Marathon competitor

Numerous Masters and Grandmasters awards

Present captain of the Foothill Striders Racing Team

 

Certifications:

Professional member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Road Runners Club of America Certified Coach

 

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training programs

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

 

Online Coaching

Personal Training

Training Sessions

Corporate Wellness

 

 

 

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