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Runnerpeeps is a group training program for runners and triathletes, yet it’s far more than running. The Peeps are healthy, diverse, and active members of our community. They are fun to be around and supportive of newbies. They strive for balance and make time for their families, friends, careers, and hobbies. They push themselves to great achievements, but they also take time to encourage others to be their best. For us, it’s about the lively and supportive community of athletes who care for and encourage each other to achieve their goals.

Why join Runnerpeeps?  

Runnerpeeps offers an unmatched value for runners. It’s a complete 12-month training community with weekly hosted workouts, lots of lively banter and support, and proven training plans for running, strength, agility and stability.  Our plans are ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Receive lots of group encouragement and support to help you reach your goals. Become part of our community of athletes who give back: Runnerpeeps coordinates race volunteering, donates to local charities, hosts a free kids run training and more. It’s a terrific value for a full year of training, racing and getting crazy fit with a fun group of Peeps.

Coach Bios

Runnerpeeps is owned and managed by Steph and Andrew Jeffries and is based in Raleigh, NC.

andrew stephen richmondAbout Andrew:  I’m a USATF-certified coach, with more than 30 years of running experience and 10 years of endurance run coaching experience.   I’ve coached over 350 athletes in either group or private training — many to podium finishes, personal records and new endurance achievements. Many others have successfully completed their first races in my program and ignited their passion for distance running and triathlons.

I’ve completed dozens of marathons and half marathons, 10K races and lots of wacky trail races. For many years I was an avid triathlete, with three half ironman triathlons and 60+ sprint and Olympic distance triathlons under my belt.

Regretfully, repeated blood clots in 2008 followed by several failed vein stent surgeries ended my running career.  I miss running tremendously but value the many great experiences I had and enjoy giving back to the sport as a coach. Running means a great deal to me and I hope to continue to help others.  It is important to me to share information and educate other athletes about the blood clotting disorder, DVT,  so they can understand the symptoms and watch for concerns.  See my blog posts about understanding DVT on the blog link on our website.

These days, I love trail workouts (welcome fellow walkers anytime!), distance swimming and cycling (road or dirt, I’m not speedy but let’s make plans!).  The diverse training demands of triathlon have always been an important influence on my endurance run coaching philosophy:

Limited but quality running

Heaps of diverse cardio workouts

Efficient, economic swim mechanics

Frequent, brief core conditioning, agility and stability workouts

Functional strength routines, relevant to endurance athletes

Smart nutrition, ample rest

Balance…And, that means life balance – healthy, diverse, well-balanced lifestyles.  Time for family, community, friendships, spirituality, and other interests outside of running

EnoAbout Steph: I love to run trails, eat cookies, and encourage our Peeps. Umstead State Park and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail are my favorite places to run. I also manage our Runnerpeeps communication, volunteer, and social activities.

I love to badger peeps to do crazy trail races, silly workouts, and team events. Personally, I run for fun and love trail adventure runs with friends. I completed my first ultra-marathon distance in 2012 and was hooked on running long, but I mix up distances and venues to keep balanced.

I’m not a coach, but I’m always happy to share my experiences with Peeps who are trying something new. Nothing excites me more than seeing one of our athletes achieve something they didn’t think was possible.

You can read about my haphazard running adventures and other foibles on my blog,



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