“I help busy clients set and achieve bold running goals.”
Welcome to GB Running LLC, an online coaching and running resource. I am Gary Berard, a greater New York City RRCA, USATF and Daniels VDOT certified running coach, the founder of GB Running and I am passionate about coaching runners. Throughout my running career I have completed countless races within New York and elsewhere – including ten marathons and all of the U.S. Marathon Majors: New York (1x), Chicago (2x) and Boston (5x).
Whether you are new to running and looking for someone to help you get to the starting line of a new race distance or an experienced runner looking to better your best times – you will be in very professional hands with me. The athletes on our roster range in ability from novices with some experience to elite runners preparing to run an Olympic qualifying standard. The bulk of those athletes are individuals who balance work, family and other commitments with their running.
Over the five years from 2009-2013 I led all coaching for the JackRabbit Sports NYC/fall marathon program (Manhattan) and, during that time, oversaw the training for hundreds of runners. More recently, I have partnered with the Run SMART Project as a private coach and, in the greater NYC area, have led half marathon and marathon training groups using training theory created and endorsed by legendary running coach, Dr. Jack Daniels.
As a former executive in the financial services industry I understand the need to create a sensible work-life balance. You may find running serves as a reprieve from countless hours at the office or the tool you use to lose weight and further sculpt your body. Whatever your needs, I would be delighted to assist you further and guide you safely along your journey in attempt to achieve your goals.
Contact me and let’s begin the journey to the starting line – together!
Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University
RRCA level-1 certified running coach (2012)
RRCA level-2 certified running coach (2019)
USATF (USA Track & Field) level-1 coaching certification (2015)
USATF registered & approved coach (NCSI background screening registration): registry here
Dr. Jack Daniels VDOT coaching certification (2015) – details
Ten time marathoner (2:45:18) including all U.S. Marathon Majors (New York, Chicago, Boston)
City Coach private running coach alongside founder, Jonathan Cane
Jackrabbit Sports head NYC marathon coach (2009-2013)
NIKE Pro Elite Services running coach and NIKE Run NYC pacer (2006-2014, various dates)
Adult CPR certification and basic First Aid (expired May-2017), NY Metro CPR
Coaching theory derived from extensive scientific research.
The network effect of the number of running coaches and athletes who have adopted the training methodology developed by Dr. Jack Daniels is immeasurable. If specificity of training is paramount to successful advances in running fitness, Daniels coaching theory and the development of the VDOT system is designed to facilitate this advancement. I’ve had tremendous success as an athlete and a coach using a Daniels-based approach. Named “World’s Best Running Coach” by Runner’s World Magazine, Jack is a pioneer in the areas of running, sports science, altitude training and has served as a mentor to countless runners. Let’s run!