:: Meet Our Hudson Training Systems Coaches
Brad Hudson is a world-renowned coach for athletes ranging from mid-distance events through the marathon. Coach Brad Hudson first started training at the age of 10 with Mark Wetmore, founder of the Mine Mountain Road Department in Bernardsville, New Jersey. In high school Brad set the National Prep 5,000m indoor record while competing for South Eugene High School. In college at the University of Oregon, Brad earned multiple NCAA All-American honors and won the Pac-10 Cross Country Championships. After successful high school and collegiate careers he competed on the road racing circuit as a professional athlete for Adidas and later Reebok for many years, earning a PR of 2:13:23 at the Cal International Marathon. Brad was a two-time winner of the Columbus Marathon and also won the Detroit Marathon. As a coach, Hudson is always studying training and learning from as many different training systems as possible. The one thing that stands out from both his personal running and coaching experience is just how individualized the sport is. While there are many ways to get results, it is the job of both the athlete and coach to work together to find the way best suited to each particular athlete. Brad’s coaching philosophy draws from a number of different methodologies to suit each athlete.
James Carney has run well in distances from the 5k (13:31), 10k (27:43), Half-Marathon (1:02:21) and Marathon (2:12). After successful careers at Millersville University and Penn State University, James competed briefly for Asics before a long, and current, career with New Balance. In 2008, James won US titles at the half-marathon and 20k distances. Also in 2008, he placed 14th at the Olympic Trials in the marathon and followed that with a 6th place at the Olympic Track Trials in the 10,000m. Recently, in the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials James finished 9th with a 2:12 marathon personal best.