Head Coach Blake Miller
Blake has been involved with Athletics his entire life and in San Diego for over 14 years. Blake participated in football, wrestling and lacrosse as a kid and throughout high school and went on to become a NCAA Div. III All American in Track and Field.
Since moving to San Diego over 14 years ago, Blake remains an avid athlete and has been coaching and organizing runners and running groups for over 8 years. Blake developed the successful running club for VAVi Sport and Social club from the ground up over 5 years ago. Now with over 250+ runners each season (2x seasons per year) and seeing over 1,200 runners through the program, Blake remains the head coach.
Blake’s number one goal is to provide a well organized training group that runs right, trains well and has fun while doing it.
Coach Robert Mitchell
Robert graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Management and was a member of the NCAA Division 1AA Football program and actively involved in the weight training system.
Since hanging up his cleats, Robert has run multiple marathons/ultra marathons and numerous other local running and biking events. Robert is the “runner” of the coaching team and recently had a personal best at the San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon with a finish time of 1:28 and a 3:18 at the 2007 San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll. He also just completed his first 50 mile endurance run (Yes, running 50 miles) at Catalina Island, Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run, finishing 47/167 (3/8 in division) with a 9:43:52.
Robert has been Assistant Coaching the VAVi running club with Blake since 2007.
Robert brings not only his extreme running experience and knowledge, but also his company Run Junk as primary “fuel” behind our running. RunJunk is the online runners and endurance athlete’s warehouse. “Where Endurance Junkies Get Their Fix”
Our Friends and Families
Whether it’s partaking in our organized running clubs, going to cheer on racers at local marathons, or even taking “Marathon Vacations” to hang out, run and have fun.