RRCA Certified Running Coach
Hey guys, I'm Christine Nichols! My passion for running has grown from hating every minute and not being able to finish one mile, to running marathons, gaining friends, loving the sport and starting a business to coach others. Everything from taking runfies, crossing the finish line, laughing with run buddies, and pushing through the pain is why I continue to lace up. It has taught me to push through hard times in all areas of life. It has gotten me through some of the hardest points in my life and I always say if it wasn't for running I don't know where I would be.
My other passions include my husband and high school sweetheart, stroller running with my baby boy Carter, my puppy Maverick, lifting heavy weights and drinking wine!
Running is a part of me in every way - ask anyone who knows me. I am always pushing myself to be bigger, better, faster, and stronger. One of my life mottos is, "Do what you need to do today to get to where you want to be tomorrow." If you want to buy a house, start saving today. If you want to run a marathon, start training today. Set yourself up for success. It all comes down to a choice.
Christine was featured on the Today Show for running through her pregnancy. You can check it out here!
5K PR: 21:34
Half Marathon PR: 1:46
Marathon PR: 3:42
RRCA Certified Running Coach
Hey, I'm Toni DiRenzo! I'm a running coach who love's to see the world through running, watching baseball games, and random adventures with my yellow lab named Brooks (Yup, like the running company)! I'm from a little town in eastern Pennsylvania called Mohnton, but now consider Pittsburgh to be more like home...for half of the year! Let me explain... the love of my life is a professional baseball player, so I love hittin' the road (wherever that may be) to support him chasing his dreams, while I also chase my own!
I found running after my collegiate soccer days were over, and lost all hope in finding something that could excite my competitive spirit again. Running was actually something I completely resented for the longest time! After taking my first step, and crossing my first finish line with my college besties, I became addicted! I fell in love with the concept of keeping one foot in front of the other, and the "ME vs. ME" mentality. My mind, body, and even career have transformed thanks to this amazing sport, I'm constantly learning...and going after goals and dreams I never thought were possible!
I'm really excited to be able to share that passion with you all through this community, and hope to hear about, and maybe even be a part of your run story someday!
5K PR: 23:13
10 Miler PR: 1:15
Half Marathon PR: 1:45
30K PR: 2:33
Marathon PR: 3:35
Certified Personal Trainer, RRCA Certified Running Coach
Hi! I’m Crystal. At one point in time [not thaat long ago], I hated running - like, really hated it. Today, I can check 100 miles off the list. I’ll save the details for later - the story get’s pretty long. The summarized version: we can all do hard things - in running and life. You learn that along the way.
When it comes to training, I whole heartedly believe in taking a hybrid approach - that means a collaborative mix of running, strength training and recovery. I will always talk about your training and strength plan in terms of performance - that means, feel good first, look good second. That’s important.
Fitness started as passion and has grown into a career - I coach, I run, I lift weights and spend a lot of time sharing my own stories of real life. I will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina for the next year - pursuing passion, soaking up the sunshine, finding the best mountains and trails, training for my next big goal [Squamish 50/50] and, embracing the life adventure with my other half, step daughter and two fur babies, Belle and Summit.
Here at Relentless Runners, it's our mission to be an excellent resource, mentor and friend in your running journey! We're a coaching duo with a RELENTLESS attitude to help you reach your personal goals, and provide you with depth in your training. AKA be more than just a training plan provider!
We virtually connected over the love of running, and would always share our dreams, goals, beliefs, and random ideas related to our passion for the sport. We loved helping our friends who would ask for run tips and plans so much that a text went out one day saying,
"Let's seriously do this!"
Fast forward past hours of hard work and collaboration, and here we are! Relentless Runners was formed! We're now helping runners everyday reach their personal goals, and are ESTATIC about what the future holds for Team Relentless Runners!