Comments From Previous Participants
I have tried several running groups in town and for me, Medved tops them all. It’s a supportive atmosphere that respects that each person may not want to be an elite runner. For some of us the community and support keeps us moving and coming back instead of leading a sedentary life. But the people who want more intense training can get that too. I can’t say enough about the quality of the staff and the friends I have made over the last few years running with Medved!
I initially joined the group to get some “me time” and have walked away with so much more. I gained a true appreciation (shall we say passion) for running and have made many friends along the way. The coaching staff is incredible. I never once felt intimidated by my lack of running experience. The whole staff is supportive, patient and have provided instruction that helped me understanding running is more than just one foot in front of the other. I’m happy to say that with their excellent coaching, I earned a PR in a 5K! Thank you to the whole staff!!
As a 65 year old non-runner with a desire to improve fitness, the Medved training brochure “couch potato to 5K” sounded perfect. After completing the training session I did indeed run a 5K! I was so pleased with the outcome and the new friends that I continued with the program and just completed a 10K! I had some initial concerns, but the coaches create a welcoming environment, the participants are friendly and everyone is encouraging. The program is designed to accommodate all abilities and to prevent injuries. If your goal is better fitness, speed or distance these folks will get you there and you’ll end up with bragging rights of your accomplishments over friends and family that sit on the couch. Plus you get a great shirt!
It was a great training group! I will do it again!
It is an amazing and supportive team of professionals and friends – thanks Maggie for the encouragement and push to do more.
This group is amazing! I’ve met great people, been to many new parks and trails in Rochester, and I am running better than ever. I was never a “group” person or outdoor runner before and I had no idea what I was missing! Joining this group has been an awesome experience and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for some camaraderie, instruction, and a fun running experience!