Sanne Nakaska – Calgary, Canada Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

$100.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Excited to help you find your passion in running & kick start your running journey! Running is easier with a great coach in your corner.



Calgary running coach Sanne Nakaska specializes in those taking on both road and trail challenges, including Couch to 5k, 10k, 15k, Half marathon, and Marathon.

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LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road, Trail
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited text, unlimited phone
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Three Hills, Alberta, Canada


  • Couch to 5k
  • 10k
  • 15k
  • Half marathon
  • Marathon


I believe that running is a sport for everyone, and the hardest part may be knowing where to start. My goal as a coach is to help individuals start on their running journey. To help non-runners, become runners, and to help new runners become stronger runners. Pursuing any running goal can be intimidating, but with my help I will ensure your goals, safety and most importantly, your happiness are at the core of every coaching decision. I look forward to helping you develop into the runner you desire to be!


Although I am newer to coaching clients, I have experience in coaching school aged athletes (track/volleyball/basketball). My experiences are not limited to coaching teams but also include my time as a Phys. Ed. teacher. When coaching I often tap in to the skills I obtained from teaching to creates meaningful learning experiences and effectively communicate with the athletes.


I am a Dutch-Canadian, born in the Netherlands and raised in Canada. I credit my strong work ethic and determination to my rural roots and my upbringing on the farm. Through out my childhood I was involved in many sports, basketball, volleyball, soccer and running just to name a few. My love for competing never left me as I grew up. I continued on with running and slowly began signing up for various races. Following high school I obtained a degree in Education, and have spent the last 5 years teaching and coaching at the junior high and high school level. I now reside in rural Alberta about 15 minutes from where I grew up, on any given day I can be found running the gravel roads to moms house for coffee and cake!


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I began racing in junior high and high school. I ran on the school track and cross country team and competed at the provincial level. My love for racing has only multiplied since then. I have raced many distances, these distances include 10k,15k, half marathon and full marathon. My most memorable race was the Banff Marathon, running my first marathon through Canada’s most picturesque park after a hot summer of training was real treat.


UESCA Running Coach certification


10K: 47:00, Oct 31, 2020, Halloween Half
15K: 1:16:02 April 23, 2021, Spring Fever
HM: 1:47:15 July 11, 2021, Stampede Road Race
M: 4:01:50 Sept 12, 2021, Banff Marathon


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3 reviews for Sanne Nakaska – Calgary, Canada Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5


    Sanne has been my coach for almost 3 months now and it has been great to work with her. She takes on all the brain work of my training so I can just go out and run! She has helped me deal with injury and kept me running strong. I’m looking forward to getting a half marathon PB with her help.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christian toribio

    Sanne has been amazing for me! She’s been helping me go from a half marathon to full marathon and her work outs remain tough yet fun. She’s very easy to work with and does a great job of ensuring I stay on track and focused.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bart Simpson

    Sanne has been my coach for the past four months, and I’ve been more than impressed. My goal was to establish a solid base, so she’s taken me from walk/run to running 10 miles in a workout. Sanne has taken the thought process out for me and programs great workouts that deliver results. If you’re looking for a great coach, then look no further. I highly recommend her!

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