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Chase the Sunrise at White Rock Lake.
we provide services
- RUNNING PROGRAMS
- ALL FITNESS LEVELS
- FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT
- PROVEN PROGRAM
- INDIVDUAL COACHING
I started my running journey over 10 years ago with Shirley as my coach. I had never been a "runner" and was quite nervous about how I would make it through the program. However, shortly after I began, I realized that the coaches really cared about the participants and were focused on helping us achieve our goals. The day I finished my first half-marathon (2011) was truly overwhelming, and it marked the beginning of a new path to health and wellness as part of self-care. The program helped me build both the physical and mental toughness needed to not only succeed in running, but also encouraged a new approach for tackling any challenge in my life. I made friends who turned into family. Running is not something that I do, but a part of who I have become. All my favorite "Shirley-isms" still play in my head during a race! She delivers all the motivation and skills needed to have a successful running season that may just change your life! - Brittany W
After becoming a pandemic runner, I gave myself the challenge of training for the Dallas Half Marathon. On a whim, I decided to join Coach Shirley’s running program and it was one of the smartest things I’ve done! The night before my first day, I was so nervous thinking I wouldn’t be fast enough or fit enough to run with the group. Instead, that first morning I met a community of friendly runners at every pace who cheered me on throughout the fall. As the weeks went by following Coach Shirley’s training program, I was excited to be up for a run at 6am on a Saturday to see how I fared with that new additional mileage and eventually found myself running around the entirety of White Rock Lake - something I never could have imagined! As race day approached, Coach Shirley’s training plan had me feeling prepared and confident to run my first Half Marathon and I did!! I’m excited to continue my training with Coach Shirley for more races! - Sarah E
I had recently turned 51 and was completely out of shape when I made the decision to run my first half marathon. I needed to set a goal to get moving, and I decided the bigger the goal the better. I knew I needed coaching to help me be successful.
As unattainable as my goal seemed, Coach Shirley gave me the tools, guidance and confidence to reach the finish line. She also taught me a new passion for the sport of running that I never knew I could have. She challenged me where I needed it, and helped to get me to the start line and a successful completion of my first half marathon! She's one of the most passionate and knowledgeable coaches and genuinely takes pride in her runners’ successes. - Sarah M
I began my running journey by accident in 2005. I was never overly athletic, but had started working out at the gym and running on a treadmill. My sister-in-law was joining a training group through Luke’s Locker for the White Rock half-marathon. And of course if your friend is going to jump off a cliff… sign me up too! I completed my first half-marathon in December 2005 and have been running ever since.
I have completed the Marine Corp Marathon, the Hotter’N Hell 100 (bike ride), and several sprint triathlons. And of course the BMW Dallas half marathon almost every year since my first in 2006. As with most runners, I have had my setbacks. In May of 2019, while riding in the MS150, I fell and broke my ankle. It was a long road back, but I kept moving.
I started coaching the beginner group with Luke’s Locker in 2008 and became head coach for the beginner group in 2012. I love training people and seeing them cross the finish line. If you are willing to put in the work, come join us at run with Shirley.
To protect all of our participants please do not attend group workouts if:
- You have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the group workout, you should not attend the group workout.
- You feel sick or experience symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19) you should not participate in group workouts while symptomatic, even if you have been vaccinated. Even if it is not COVID, it is never a good idea to run when you are sick.