HRC Couch to 5K Coaches

Julianne is a lifelong Massachusetts resident from North Attleborough. She graduated from Sacred Heart University with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions after a yearlong internship with Platinum Physical Therapy. As a former Division I short sprinter (100-400m) and long/triple jumper at SHU, Julianne understands the desire to return to sport as quickly and safely as possible after injury and how important the balance of global strength and mobility is for athletes of all types. She has clinical experience in outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics with previous experience as a middle and high school cross country/track & field volunteer coach. She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who incorporates techniques used by high-level strength and power athletes to help her patients return to their sport-specific activities. Currently, Julianne can be found incorporating power lifting into her training for longer distance races, including her first Boston Marathon in 2018.

Brendan grew up in Danbury, CT where his passion for running started as a freshman in high school. Running cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track for four years, Brendan went onto Sacred Heart University and ran all four years of his eligibility in all three sports. After completing his master’s in exercise science and nutrition, Brendan taught at Sacred Heart University for 5 years. While teaching, he also coached at Weston High School (CT) for two years and then Fairfield University for three years. Still running today, Brendan enjoys being part of the sport in many different ways and believes everyone is a runner whether they know it or not. Two quotes that he has found a lot of value from Brad Stulberg’s recent publication -The practice of Groundedness, are “Be patient and you’ll get there faster” and “Embrace vulnerability to develop genuine strength and confidence”. He is thrilled to be part of your journey.

Brendan and his wife Julianne moved to Milford in 2018 are raising their 3 year old goldendoodle Mozzarella. They enjoy watching all three versions of Below Deck and traveling. 

Hannah spent the first 25 years of her life a Hopkinton resident. Though a recent transplant to Grafton, she will always consider Hopkinton her hometown. Hannah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who works at a school for children with Autism. She grew up in a running family (in a running town), but managed to fiercely deny her love of the sport until her early twenties. It wasn’t until she discovered the deep friendships that can develop over hundreds of miles together, that she found an immense passion for the sport. Hannah finds joy in the mental game of running and understands that training your mind to endure hard work is just as important as training your legs. She uses her knowledge of behavior analysis to continuously find ways to keep running motivating.