Brenda Walton


Brenda began running at an early age. She completed in Track and Field at the high school and college level, specializing in sprints. It wasn’t until she took a jogging and fitness class in college that she found a new found passion with distance running. She has completed 61 marathons from Boston to Athens and Rome and has competed at all levels including qualifying for the Olympics Trials in the marathon. She has also competed in all distances from the mile to the marathon, including multisport events such as Olympic distance and Ironman Triathlon.

Brenda is a Level I USATF certified coach with 25 years of coaching experience. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education with a certification in Physical Education in 1995. From 1992-1996 she coached cross country and track and field at Rhodes College, a Division 3 school, in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduation from college in 1995 she taught Wellness: health and physical education at Germantown High in Germantown, Tennessee for 19 years: coaching cross country and track and field. She retired from teaching in 2015 but continued coaching high school and Jr. high runners.

Brenda has coached numerous athletes and led several runners to State Championships in both cross country and track. She coached a two time state champ in the pole vault and two time state champ in the 100 meter dash along with multiple state qualifiers in distances from the 100 meter dash to the 3200 meter run with several podium performances.

“I am fortunate to have a passion for running, something I have always truly loved without a doubt. As a coach, one of the greatest things I have been able to do is to pass my knowledge of running onto others. Regardless of the goals, whether it’s recreational or competitive, it is rewarding to see runners transform themselves, to possibly develop the same passion I have been so fortunate to have”.

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” – Steve Prefontaine

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