Personalized Coaching - Christoper Barnicle

Take your running to the next level by investing in yourself. Speed Hound offers personalized coaching with Christopher Barnicle that is customized to you based on a number of factors including athletic history, current fitness level, time you have, and your goals. Pick a program that works for you - one time tailored plan, 3 months plan ($149/month), or 6 months plan ($129/month). Click here to learn more about our coaching services!  If you're not happy with the approach, you can get a full refund in 30 days (for 3/6 month plans only).

Athletes on the 3 or 6 month plans will gain access to:

  • Running form analysis
  • Customized strength training program
  • Video library of drills and training related content
  • Discounts to Speed Hound products
  • Discounts and VIP registration to altitude training camps and running vacation


BASE: Boston, MA 

EDUCATION: U. Arkansas (BA),  U. New Mexico (MA)


5,000 METERS: 13:36 Walnut, CA 4/16/10

10,000 METERS: 28:10 Palo Alto, CA 5/1/10

HALF MARATHON: 62:43 Philadelphia, PA 9/18/11



A student turned professor in the sport of running, Chris who once was a professional American long distance runner has turned his passion for the sport to coaching. After winning seven individual state championships in his native Massachusetts, Chris moved to Arkansas to study at the University of Arkansas and compete under NCAA Cross Country and Track and Field legend, John McDonnell. During his freshman year under McDonnell’s guidance, the Arkansas Razorbacks would win the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, their 42nd national title. When McDonnell retired during Chris’s junior year, he transferred to the University of New Mexico using his remaining eligibility to run for the Lobos while he obtained his master’s degree. For the University of New Mexico, Chris as team captain, would lead the Men's Cross Country team to its highest placing ever at the NCAA Championship. On the track he would go on to earn All-American status both indoors and outdoors. Upon graduation Chris ran professionally for New Balance and then later Asics. Much of his training was spent in Kenya living and training with some of the world’s best. 

As Aristotle learned from Plato to acquire his lessons, Chris believes his knowledge for the sport comes from having had the opportunity to be coached by an eclectic range of great minds. Today, his mission is to share this knowledge with those with the wish and will to truly succeed in the sport of long distance running.