Catherine Derrow – Columbus Running Coach

From: $50.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Run Coach, Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher – helping the everyday athlete exceed expectations on both the roads and the trails.



Columbus running coach Catherine Derrow is also a personal trainer and yoga teacher, and can offer strength training routines, yoga practices and mindfulness exercises to round out your training. She’s worked with individuals of all ages and abilities towards their road and trail half to full marathon goals. Reach out to Catherine below to get started!

Contact Catherine

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Columbus, OH
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only


I specialize in coaching clients interested in half and marathon distances, especially new runners who are interested in expanding their volume and training. I have experience with both road and trail runners. I have many years experience working with individual new to exercise, those experiencing anxiety with regard to exercise, and individuals looking to advance their current level and achieve new milestones and personal bests. I am a personal trainer and yoga teacher in addition to being a run coach, and have worked with individuals of all ages and stages of life – from elementary aged to seniors in assisted living, from post-partum moms to retirees with dad bods, and in between.

In addition to preparing a run plan for you, I can offer strength training routines, yoga practices and mindfulness exercises to round out your training.


My coaching philosophy is based on four values: Breathe * Move * Play * Love

Breathe * I approach running, training and coaching from a holistic perspective, with the goal of integrating running with the rest of your life. I don’t want running to be a source of stress or overwhelm, and we can work together to reduce anxiety and approach running with a perspective of mindfulness.

Move * I firmly believe that exercise is medicine, and movement revitalizes our body and mind. I want you to continue moving, running and walking for a lifetime! Together we will move – hopefully farther and fastest than you’ve moved before!

Play * Your goals matter to me, but we will also make running a joyful process! In our coaching relationship, I want to help you not only excel at running, but enjoy the process along the way!

Love * Running takes time, and we want to make sure that the time you invest in your running endeavors is shaped by love – your love of running, your love of progress, your love of the community, your love of the outdoors, your love of your support system.


I have been working in the fitness industry since 1999. During that time, I have taught group exercise classes and offered personal training to a number of clients one-on-one as well as in small group settings. I have worked with runners in the gym setting for many years, and am new to online coaching. I look forward to sharing my expertise with in the online world!


I’m a mom of 3 busy teenagers and 2 crazy dogs. In addition to running, I love cooking, yoga, reading and socializing with friends. I love traveling the world and have visited many countries in Asia, Europe and Central America.


I love listening to podcasts and some of big influences are running podcasters, including:

  • Jason Fitzgerald
  • David and Megan Roche
  • Don Freeman and Scott Warr
  • Andy Jones-Wilkins
  • Des Linden
  • Kara Goucher


  • Horse Capital Marathon
  • Pittsburgh Marathon
  • Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
  • Glass City Marathon
  • Lisbon Marathon
  • Black Hills 50K
  • Antelope Canyon 50K
  • East Fork 50K

Lots of shorter races, road and trail!

Upcoming races:

  • Boston Marathon 2024
  • Bryce Canyon 60K 2024


  • RRCA Run Coach Level 1
  • UESCA Run Coach
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Yoga 500hour certified


  • 5K 21:52
  • 10K 46:57
  • Half marathon 1:44:22
  • Marathon 3:40:52 (BQ) Nov 5, 2022 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
  • 50K 7:22:56 June 25, 2022 Black Hills 50K
  • 50M 11:46:17 June 10, 2023 Darby Creek Trail Scramble


Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?



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