Meet Our Coaches

Stan Adaptive

 

 

Stan Ong’s love of running was cultivated at a young age playing semi-professional soccer at 12 years old. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in running science and coaching. He is a VDOTO2 certified coach with the Run SMART program headed by the legendary Jack Daniels. He is also currently being coached by the Hudson Elite group led by none other than Brad Hudson himself.  Stan’s current marathon PB is 2:53:34, which he achieved at the 2017 Berlin Marathon.

 

 

 

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Larry Lewis draws on a wealth of running knowledge and enthusiasm from his years of training and racing and from experience gained as a Running Room Marathon Instructor.
A cross country and middle distance runner since elementary school, Larry competed has in 13 marathons (PB 2:57:35) including 3 Boston Marathons as well as an ultra marathon and many half marathons and 10ks. He is active in the running community as a member of the support staff and ambassador for many GTA races including The Canada Running Series (Toronto Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, Zone Director), MEC racing series (2017) and Toronto Women’s Run Series. When not training with Adaptive, Larry is an Event Coordinator with the Beaches Running Club, part of the Fluid Crew with Run TO Beer, and a member of the Lower East Side Runners.

 

 

Sean Squires brings a wealth of coaching (several sports) and endurance running experience, as well as a background in sports administration and quality assurance.  Sean, along with cycling partner Nir Meltzer and supported online by Larry Lewis, achieved a life long goal cycling across Canada this past summer while raising over $75,000 for paediatric brain tumour research at Sick Kids Hospital.

Coach - Sean (Indoor Track)

A NCCP Club Endurance (Level II) trained coach, Sean’s coaching approach is working with the whole athlete on an individual level. Between 2013 and 2015, Coach Squires reignited the Centennial College running programs after a 25 year hiatus.  In his first year, he helped 3 athletes qualify for the CCAA National  XC Championships. Two years later, he coached the men’s team to 3rd in Ontario resulting in a 6th place National CCAA ranking. In the two years he coached the Centennial College indoor track team, they dominated the OCAA circuit winning four college meets.  More information about his College coaching is found in this article: https://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5449751-coach-squires-brings-out-the-best-in-centennial-college-runners/

A veteran of nine marathons, Sean has raced Boston (2x), Chicago, Hamilton, London, New York, Prague, Ottawa and Toronto (Scotia), six of which were BQs. He also races a number of 5K, 10K, 10Miler and Half Marathons.  His Marathon PB at the age of 53 in Chicago was 3:17:30.

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