Lee Ann Leung – Irvine Running Coach

From: $195.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Late-in-life runner & lifetime musician turned coach. Helping runners healthily run 5Ks to ultras. Specializing in trail running.



Irvine running coach Lee Ann Leung specializes on both the roads and the trails, from speedy 5ks to taking on your first 50k trail race. Lee Ann prioritizes the importance of recovery and strength training and is familiar with post-injury running. Reach out to Lee Ann below!

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


Distances: speedy 5K’s (road and trail) to half and full marathons, to 50K. I have a holistic approach to you as an athlete, recognizing that running isn’t merely about the miles but nourishing the mind and body as well. I like to prioritize the importance of recovery and strength training. I’m also familiar with post-injury running, especially those who have experience hip, knee, and plantar fasciitis. At the end of the day, running is a beautiful movement.


My philosophy is rooted in two fundamental principles: Training smarter, not harder – and fostering a loving relationship with running. It’s all in the planning.


Individual and small group coaching – been on local team runs, and I have specifically coached a few friends and family from couch to half marathon and couch to 5K.


I’m also a lifelong pianist and a self-taught DJ – I apply musical training to running as well!

I love the mountains and have an affinity for Europe!

I have a cat who teaches me about rest and recovery after sprints!


The Arthur Lydiard training, for building a solid base and fundamentals of running. Also Courtney Dauwalter for the endurance mindset and grit!


The Los Angeles Marathon – a course I dreamt of running one day, because my aunt ran this course when I was growing up. I ran this twice in 2018 and 2019! I completed a 50K trail ultra before racing this marathon. Another memorable race was the 12-hour Cirque du Griffith Park – I hit my goal of 50 miles!

Another memorable race was a local 5K – The Beach Dash – where I came in 1st female overall!


  • RRCA


  • 10/9/17 Long Beach Half 1:55:47
  • 5/6/18 OC Marathon 4:28:09


  • 1st OA Beach Dash 5K (2017)
  • 3OA and 1AG Holiday Fun 15K (2018)
  • 2nd AG Aloha Run 5K (2016)
  • 2nd AG For the Love of Running 5K (2017)
  • 1st AG Wild Hare 5K (2017)
  • 1st AG Into the Wild Trail 5K (2017)
  • 2nd AG Aloha Run 5K (2017)
  • 2nd AG Tiki Beach 5K (2017)
  • 2nd AG Global Energy 10K (2017)
  • 2nd AG Haunted Hills 12K Trail (2017)
  • 1st AG Sun, Sand & Sea 5K (2018)
  • 2nd AG Hot and Hilly 6K Trail (2018)
  • 2nd AG Race for the Rescues 5K road (2018)
  • 2nd AG Aloha Run 5K (2018)
  • 2nd AG Costa Mesa Community Run 10K (2018)
  • 1st AG Holiday Fun 15K (2018)
  • 2nd AG Haunted Hills 5K Trail (2018)
  • 1st AG Elves on Trails Half (2018)
  • 3rd AG 4 Mile Hill Challenge (2019)
  • 2nd AG Santa Claus for a Cause 5K (2019)


  • Global Energy Race (2017)
  • RADrabbit for rabbit (annually since 2019)
  • Mercury Run Events (annually since 2022)


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.
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