Coach Mark Hadley

Mark has had a life long passion for the sport of running, starting as a kid in the mountains of North Carolina running in road races and track and cross country meets, continuing on through college where he ran track and cross country for the University of Mississippi, to post collegiately and the world of road and trail races. A student of the sport with a passion for understanding and studying all aspects of running, Mark turned his attention from competitor to coach over a decade ago and started Maximum Performance Running in 2010 to help other runners chase and achieve their running goals. Mark works extensively on training theory, marrying sound physiological principles with real world application based on individual needs and situations.

Here are just a few of the successes athletes have had under Coach Hadley’s coaching and programs:

– Coached 7 different runners to U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifers
– Top 8 finisher at a the Chicago Marathon in her marathon debut
– Top American female finisher at the NYC Marathon in her marathon debut
– 2 athletes ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. for the year in the marathon
– Dozens of marathon winners
– Dozens of half marathon winners
– Multiple ultra-marathon winners
– Numerous marathon course record holders
– Numerous half marathon course record holder
– Multiple ultra-marathon course record holders
– 10 top 10 performances at USATF U.S. National Road Championship events
– Podium finish at Western States 100 Ultra-marathon
– 4 U.S. single-age records (5k road, 10k track, half marathon, marathon)

– Over a hundred Boston Marathon Qualifiers
– Dozens of successful marathon debuts
– Hundreds of marathon PR’s
– Dozens of successful half marathon debuts
– Hundreds of half marathon PR’s
– Hundreds of age group victories