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Information to become a Hardloop Athlete

Join Hardloop Endurance

Hardloop is made up of a team of coaches specializing in a number of performance attributes from nutrition, physical therapy, performance psychology, track racing, cross country, road running, triathlon, marathon, mountain/trail to ultra marathon. This allows for specialized training for our team of athletes across the world. Below you will find details of what we do and how to join if you are interested in becoming a Hardloop athlete.



To provide high-performance training to athletes of all abilities with health, enjoyment, and longevity as key focuses.


 The Hardloop coaching team collaborate and assist each athlete's assigned coach to write training plans specifically for our athletes onto an online share calendar training application called Final Surge. This platform, included with the subscription, also feeds through your workout data (activity recording device required) and allows the athlete and coach to communicate, review, and plan workouts. Athlete/Coach catch-ups happen as much as needed via phone, text, video call, and/or Final Surge messaging to check progress and make changes and adjustments. The program is currently $130 per month per athlete for running and $175 for triathlon training which includes a custom training program, strength/injury prevention recommendations, maintenance or race-specific training, unlimited communications (no extra fees), and club membership where we host a number of virtual and in-person information sessions and forums. We work with the athlete's individual abilities and goals, time availability, and type of response to the training to make it specific for each athlete. Additional services are available as needed including injury rehabilitation, strength programs, and performance nutrition or diet consultations.

Athletes located or visiting the Houston/Katy area will also have options to join our group training for in-person sessions.

Next Steps

Upon completion of the above steps, a Hardloop coach will reach out to you to schedule your onboarding call and send you a coaching invitation on Final Surge. Please email with any questions.

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

Run Coach


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

Strength & Physical Therapy + Run Coach


Coach Taryn 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 Distance Running Coach

  • First Aid CPR/AED Adult & Child

Coach Marty Deason Triathlon Ultra Running Marathon Tri Coach Coaching Training Plans

Marty Deason

Triathlon & Ultra Running

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

Certification and Pledges:

triathlon coaching tri coach olympic sprint ironman
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
usa cycling coach certified bike cycle Houston katy texas
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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