Stuart Calderwood has coached runners of all levels, from beginners to Olympic Trials qualifiers, for more than 30 years. He currently coaches the Central Park contingent of NYRR Group Training. During his 11 years as a head cross-country coach in California, his Laguna Beach High School boys' team won the 1989 State Championship and his Orange Coast College men's team won the 1988 South Conference championship. In 2003, he was the age 45-49 bronze medalist at the World Masters Championships marathon; in 2009, he set the American age 50-54 track records at 25K and 30K.
Where is your favorite place to run in New York?
The Central Park Bridle Path - preferably with a bunch of Group Training members.
What is your favorite NYRR race?
It's got to be the TCS New York City Marathon.
What is your personal running motto?
"Flood through the world like blood through the heart."
Personal Best Times:
5K – 15:05
5 miles – 25:10
10K – 31:30
10 miles – 52:52
Half-marathon – 1:10:07
Marathon – 2:28:05
55+ age-group marathon – 2:49:29