MEET OUR COACHES
Phelps is the founder of STRIVERS Running Club for Girls, starting the program in 2009. A graduate of Holy Cross College with an MBA from Bentley College, Phelps took up running over 30 years ago. She was also the race Founder and Director for Natick's Jingle Bell Family Fun Run and the STRIVERS Mother's Day 5K. Phelps has ran 8 marathons and still loves to compete in half marathons. She is a United States Track and Field Level 1 Coach and looks forward to coaching the SJS XC Team!
Karen Haddock teaches Grade 5&6 English Language Arts. She has a Master's Degree in Reading and Elementary Education, and over 25 years of teaching experience. She is passionate about helping others to run their own race at their own pace. Haddock has run seven marathons since 2012, including four Boston's, NYC, and LA. She also competed in the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Oceanside, California.