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Hardloop Endurance

Professional Coaching and Athlete Services

Coach Cal Neff and his team of trained and educated endurance-sport professionals utilize their own world-class level competitive athlete experience, and ongoing study, with decades of effective athlete-coach interactions to provide training to all levels of athletes, from beginner to elite.

Knowledgeable, certified, and experienced coaching team.

Hard•loop (härd lo͞op, hôd lo͞op) v.

Etymology: [Africaans | Dutch]

Meaning: run.

synonyms: training; running; course; grueling; racing; resistant; not easily broken; rigid; unbreakable; unyielding; hardened; requiring a great deal of endurance or effort.

specialty: mountain, ultra, trail, track, road, cross country, coaching, training plans, workouts, marathon, races, triathlon, tri coach, athlete management, long runs, motivation, weekend warriors, form and efficiency, performance.

location: worldwide online and Houston, Texas area



Online Private Coaching

- Custom Training Plans

- Consultations & Training Adjustments

- Exclusive access to the Team Hardloop Locker Room and other athlete-only content

- Includes Final Surge account

- Exclusive training talks and content

- Includes Hardloop RRCA Club Membership

- Flexible schedules

- All distances

- All terrains

- All disciplines

- Worldwide


Pricing Menu:

Run Coach - $130 per month

Tri Coach - $175 per month

Workout Drop-in Fee - $5/session

In-person training sessions and long runs, unless otherwise noted. Must have signed waiver completed through the club registration. Covers support and instruction. See events, Facebook, and Strava club for the schedule.

Hardloop RRCA Club Membership

Annual Insurance - $15/year

USATF Course Measurement - Inquire.

Race Directing, Event Management - Inquire

Pacing Services - Inquire.

Inquire for specials, event rates, camps, elite coaching, conferences, pacing, and other rates.



Meet The Coaching Team

Hardloop Endurance is proud to have five incredible coaches that work together to best serve our athletes around the world. Our strength comes from the multitude of backgrounds, education, qualifications, and individual experience as both athletes and coaches. Above all, each coach is very passionate about running and helping the community of athletes of all abilities. This international experience, personal experimentation as athletes, and understanding of multiple training philosophies & approaches bring a unique perspective that continues to adapt and improve each day. This allows for smart, efficient, customization, and applicable training for any athlete. Meet our coaches below and use their links to connect with them for training, questions, and motivation.

Coach Calum Neff Guinness World Record National Canadian 50k stroller marathon

Calum Neff

Head Coach

Coach Calum Neff began running at the age of four years old and over the past 30+ years has trained and studied under coaches and running programs all over the world. Always an athlete that asked "why?" and constantly reading training material from a young age through to today, led to a natural progression and passion for coaching. Over the past 15+ years Neff has coached every level of athlete from elementary school, high school, collegiate, and adult, introductory-to-elite, for every distance from 100 meter to 100 mile. As a self-coached runner Neff competes and paces world-wide at an elite level and has held the Canadian National 50k Record at 2h51m, four Guinness World Guinness Records, and numerous wins including The Woodlands Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon 50k (course record, Cowtown Marathon 50k, Dallas Marathon 50k (course record), The Silos Marathon, Wings for Life World Run (California, Ecuador, Houston, Florida) and many more top performances.

  • B.S. Psychology University of Houston

  • RRCA Level 1 Distance Running Coach

  • RRCA Certified Race Director

  • USATF Level 1 Track & Field

  • USATF Basic Principles of Endurance Training

  • Athletics Canada NCCP Trained Sport Coach

  • USA Triathlon Foundations of Coaching

  • SafeSport Trained

  • C2C High Performance Mindset

  • Stryd Coaching with Power

  • First Aid CPR/AED Adult & Child

Coach Neil Boston Marathon Qualifier Training Program Master Runner Coaching Online Virtual Plan

Neil Ruocco

Neil offers his passion for running, knowledge from successfully training and racing since 2014, and many years of coaching and developing others professionally.  Neil ran his first marathon in 2015 at age 53 which was a life-changing experience.  After this, he studied popular advanced training methods and created his own plan that took him to his first Boston Marathon in 2017 (his BQ streak continues).  


In late 2018 Neil hired Cal not only as a coach but to give him a crash course in the basics of endurance running, running physiology, and advance methods of training (from 5k to marathon distances).  


Neil is committed to sharing his knowledge with others looking for a similar life-changing experience through running.

  • RRCA Level 1 Distance Running Coach

  • First Aid CPR/AED Adult & Child

Coach Taryn runners injury prevention knee hip ankle recovery drills exercises physio

Dr. Taryn Wright

Coach Taryn Wright Wright stumbled into her distance running career in 2008 after signing up for a half marathon for fun. Fast forward to 2021 and many miles and races down the road she has transitioned to the role of coach. Taryn is ready to share her love for the long run and drop knowledge bombs gained from her career as a Physical Therapist, all while working alongside the rest of the Hardloop crew to chase her newest running goal; a sub-3-hour marathon. A member of Team Hardloop since 2018, Taryn is no stranger to the variety, accountability, and truly personalized workouts Hardloop is known for and she is so excited to help other runners select goals, set plans, and succeed as a far better runner than they thought possible.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy- University of New England

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist- OCS

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists- FAAOMPT

  • B.S. Athletic Training- University of North Dakota

  • RRCA Level 1 Certified Running Coach

  • First Aid CPR/AED Adult & Child

Coach Marty Deason Triathlon Training Tri Coaching Coach Ultra Marathon Plan Hardloop Run

Marty Deason

Marty has been a local runner and triathlete for over a decade. He grew up in Colorado where he enjoyed all that the mountains offered. He has been an athlete his entire life and has coached everything from basketball, to bowling, to running, and triathlon. He has completed over 100 races, from sprint triathlons to full-distance IRONMANs, and 5k’s to Ultra-marathons. He has coached athletes of all abilities – from their first triathlon, to first Ironman, to a Boston Qualifier.

After learning to swim at age 44, he understands the challenges that come with learning later in life.

  • USA Triathlon Level I Coaching certification

  • USA Cycling Level III certification

  • USA Triathlon Official certification

Brooke Gilmore Sports Nutrtition Dietician Fueling Marathon Training What to Eat Running Food

Brooke Gilmore

Brooke's endurance career began back in 2010 when she began competing in cross country, track, and swimming. She quickly developed a love for the sport of running which led her to compete in Division One Track and Cross Country at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Throughout her time as an athlete, she knew she had a passion for the longer events and has enjoyed taking part in these activities in her post-collegiate running career recently debuting in the marathon with a 3:02 and following up with her first Boston Marathon in April 2024! During her time at Ole Miss, she studied nutrition and how it related to athletic performance. Brooke is now a PhD candidate at the University and is working alongside other dietitians with the athletic team and the endurance athletes of Hardloop Endurance.

  • B.S. Nutrition University of Mississippi

  • M.S. Nutrition University of Mississippi

  • M.S. Registered Dietician

  • RRCA Level 1 Certified Run Coach

  • First Aid CPR/AED Adult & Child

Jason Hanley Coach Ultra Running Marathon Bigfoot 200 Miler Training

Jason found his love for running with high school cross country, and ran his first trail in 1999. Over the years he's assisted in directing races, and hosted races himself. In 2014, after years of road racing, he rediscovered his love for the trails. His passion ever since has been trail and ultra running. For about a decade he could be found helping others achieve big goals by crewing and pacing others at trail races. His accomplishments include everything from sub 24 hour 100 milers, to DFL, to 200 mile race finishes. He has raced in hot, cold, mountains, deserts, and mud along the way, all while training in the flatlands of the Houston Texas region. As a coach he strives to help you achieve everything from your first trail race to goals so big they're scary. He believes in coaching his athletes using the latest data and science available, and that every athlete's plan should be made to personally fit them in their desired goal. 

  • UESCA Certified Ultrarunning Coach

Jason Hanley

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and Pledges:

usa cycling coach certified bike cycle Houston katy texas
RRCA Certified Run Coach course training marathon plan
Athletics Canada Sport Coach
USATF Endurance Training certified coach USA Track and Field Youth Adult Training XC Cross Country
SafeSport Trained Safe Sport anti doping
USA Triathlon Certified Coach Houston Katy Texas Tri Ironman Swim Bike Run
Clean Sport Co Badge Coaches Pledge


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