COURTNEY BABCOCK -
Head Coach Olympian-Canadian Record Holder 5k & (former)10k -World Masters Champion 1500m 2014
With over 20 years of running experience (14 as a professional runner) and 10 years as a coach (5yrs as a Div. 1 Head XC/Asst Track Coach), Courtney brings perspective and knowledge from all areas of running, including starting scratch and getting back into shape after kids.
In her time as a pro, she was exposed to the top Coaches, Physios and Athletes in the sport. This time allowed her to watch, learn and understand the various aspects of running and the different needs it takes to be successful.
Courtney is originally from Chatham, Ontario and finished High School at BSS in Toronto. From there she was a member of the University of Michigan Cross Country and Track teams(under current UofM coach Mike McGuire), and went on to train in Boston with Reebok(under legendary coach Bob Sevene) before moving to Missoula, Montana to run most of her career with Marta Timmons and the Mountain West Track Club.
- 1500m - 4:01
- 5k - 14:54
- 10k - 31:44
Career highlights include:
- World Championships - 8th place - 5k - 2003
- Canadian Record - 5k - 14:54
- Canadian Record - 10k - 31:44 (now former - recently broken)
- World Top Ten - 1500m and 5000m in 2003
- World Record Holder - Masters 4x 800 - 2016
- World Champion - Masters 1500m -2014
- 8x NCAA All American at The University of Michigan
Jenny Newton, Coach
Jenny is an amazing athlete who excels at going fast uphill and downhill on both the trails and the road (and on the mountain bike ). She's also speedy on a track, winning an individual bronze in the 3k at the Indoor World Masters Championships in 2014 and a team silver in Cross Country. Most recently she had a top 10 finish at the National 8k Championships.
Jenny has a masters in Biology and brings a different perspective and bright attitude to the Key Running team. Her science background ensures Key Running has current knowledge of the latest innovative training techniques as well as the best ways to perform, to reduce injuries and to recover.