Donnie, a native of Rustburg, VA, is a 2009 graduate of VMI, where he holds the school record in the indoor mile and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Competing in both cross-country and track, Cowart capped his career at VMI with his 8:44.66 and Division I All-American finish in the steeplechase at the 2009 NCAA Championships. Since graduation, Donnie has made three USATF Outdoor Championship Finals and the 2012 Olympic Trials Final where he finished 4th. Recently Donnie broke the 4-minute mile barrier running 3:58.43 for a full mile on the track.
Robyn Land McElwee
Robyn has been running competitively for over 25 years. She was a 4-time Western Regional champion and 2-time NC State champion in Cross Country and the 2-mile. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she specialized in the 5000 and 10,000-meter events. Robyn co-authored My Trainer Fitness for Kids, and has coached many high school runners to Division 1 scholarships. She is a USATF certified coach, and the founder of Crazy Running.
I recently graduated from VMI this December and have been training in Winston-Salem with Donnie. I set the school record for the 1000 meter run at VMI, and specialized in middle distance races. I was an 11 time IC4A championship qualifier in six events, and won the outdoor Southern Conference 800 meter championship in 2016. I'm big into reading, and my favorite book is The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway.
Kyle Luth @ Sherwood Elementary
Kyle is currently a PhD candidate at Wake Forest University where he also received his MS degree (both degrees are in biology in the field of parasitology). He was born and raised in Attica, Indiana and received his BA from Wabash College in his home state. He sprinted and threw the shotput and discus in high school and pole vaulted in college. Kyle began distance running during college and has maintained his passion for running through the present. He has run numerous 5K and 10K races, three half marathons, one 18K, and one marathon where he ran 2:52:46. In addition to coaching with Crazy Running, Kyle is involved with the Winston-Salem chapters of the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, where he has been a Big for 2.5 years.
Bill Gibbs @ Whitaker Elementary & Arts Based
Coach Bill Gibbs has been running for 20 years. He is a dedicated, hard-working athlete. He has completed 19 marathons, and has run in the Twin City Track Club's Ultimate Runner for 20 years in a row! In addition to running, likes to lift weights and enjoys all aspects of fitness and promoting healthy lifestyles. Bill has been an active member and leader in the Twin City Track Club for many years. He is co-owner/ operator of Ultimate Race Management, and can be found most weekends at road races around the triad. He can manage timing an event, racing often, and cheering on all the racers! Coach Bill leads our Whitaker Crazy Running group, and often coaches our Sunday afternoon Family Training group.
Fun Fact: Bill enjoys coaching and loves to motivate people to get the most out of themselves!
Teresa Inman @ Whitaker Elementary
Teresa lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, Lucas, and their three boys. She grew up in NC and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting. She now works part time as a self-employed CPA and volunteers her time through charitable organizations, such as the Junior League of Winston-Salem and the Whitaker Elementary School PTA. She runs a wide range of distances and enjoys the spectrum of experiences the sport of running offers: from the explosive power required in sprints, to the steady strength of the 5k, to the endurance and fatigue of a marathon.
Addie Rodes @ Summit School
Addie Rodes is a junior at Wake Forest University majoring in Health and Exercise Science. She plans on pursuing a career in the medical field. Addie Rodes is from Williamsburg, Virginia and played tennis and lacrosse in high school. She was an assistant coach for the JV lacrosse team at her school.She loves to be active and also enjoys running and hiking--anything to get outdoors! Addie Rodes is a graduate from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) after she completed a month long backpacking trip in Wyoming. She is a USTAF certified member and looks forward to her second year with Crazy Running!
Melissa glass @ Lewisville Elementary
Melissa is originally from the small town of Marshall, IL. She is currently an instructor of mathematics at High Point University. After starting her running journey only being able to run a half mile, she recently completed her first full marathon and has completed several half marathons as well. She enjoys running all distances but her favorite races are the 5k and half marathon. Melissa is also a certified mentor for Fleet Feet Sports and has mentored for the 10K and half marathon training groups for the past 2 years. She also has 3 year old twins who keep her on her toes!
Emily Mock @ Jefferson Elementary & FCDS
Emily Mock has called Winston-Salem home her whole life. Her true love for overall health and running came to her in High School where she joined the Cross Country and Track team. Since then she has run countless 5ks, 4 half marathons, 1 marathon and a 20-mile mountain race. She is studying to receive her Associates in Science to further her education in Health and Exercise Physiology. She is passionate about overall health and wellness, coaching others on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, traveling, and getting outdoors! She is a certified USATF member and looks forward to coaching her first year with Crazy Running!
Karissa is new to North Carolina, claiming Seattle, Washington home. Living in the Northwest instilled a deep love of outdoor recreation in her: her favorite moments are spent hiking with her husband and dog. She ran cross-county and track in college and while she no longer races competitively, she considers herself a life-long runner. Her enjoyment of running and experience working with youth in church ministry and college admissions counseling have prepared her well to be a Crazy Running coach.
Ashley is originally from Erie, PA and migrated south to complete her undergraduate education at Wake Forest. Now a medical student at Wake, Ashley enjoys spending her Sundays away from the hospital with all the Junior Crazy Runners. In her free time, she trains for long distance races, including the annual Mistletoe Half Marathon. Her love for running began back home, when she ran daily with her aunt and cousins at Presque Isle on Lake Erie. She also enjoys basketball, soccer, and hiking with friends.