Coaches

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Simon Escorcia was born in the Land of Lincoln and lived in rural Illinois until the age of ten when the family moved across the Mississippi to Burlington, Iowa. He attended Notre Dame High School in Burlington, Iowa where he played basketball, ran track and cross country.

Simon went to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa to study business. While at Luther, Simon ran cross country and track for the Norse and eventually met his future wife Kelly, who also ran on the Norse women's cross country team.

After college, Simon got his MBA at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Post college he worked as benefits and compensation analyst before leaving the corporate world to start Colorado Race Timing. Colorado Race Timing has grown into one of the most successful timing companies in the state of CO, timing over 100 races last year alone.

Simon continues running post-college and has completed 15 marathons with a personal best of 2:43:40 at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. His post-college PRs include a 17:00 in the 5K, 35:59 in the 10K, and 1:18:50 in the half marathon. While Simon continues to run and race, he is no longer chasing PRs and balances his running with functional weight training.

Simon and his wife Kelly live in Centennial, Colorado with their two children. Simon enjoys spending time with his kids, working on basketball fundamentals and watching them play basketball, lacrosse, and run in local 5Ks.

 

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Boston Marathon

A Colorado native, Kelly Escorcia was born in Glenwood Springs and grew up in Edwards, Colorado. Kelly spent her youth ski racing, playing basketball, volleyball and running track and cross country. While at Battle Mountain she set the school track record in the 3200m and finished 6th at the state meet in the 3200m her senior year. Along with being a three-sport athlete, Kelly was also enjoyed being on student council all four years and was voted President of the school her senior year. She was also a peer counselor and active in the annual school musical.

Kelly left the Centennial State to attend Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa to study accounting. While at Luther College she ran cross country for the Norse on a team that won conference two of the four years she ran and never placed lower than third in the Iowa Conference.

After college, Kelly and her husband moved back to Colorado and she continued to run road races. Kelly has run 8 marathons, with a personal best of 3:00:32 at the Des Moines Marathon. She holds a 5K PR of 18:08, and a half marathon PR of 1:25:06.

Kelly now resides in Centennial, Colorado with her daughter Ava, son Dylan, husband Simon and their golden retriever Marley.  She owns her own accounting and bookkeeping business, 38 State Accounting, LLC. When she's not busy being a mom, working, taking her kids to the mountains to ski, or shuttling them to all their various sporting events and social activities, she also finds time to run on the High Line Canal and weight train.

 

West Side Best Side XC Race

Megan Greene spent most of her younger years growing up in Wausau, Wisconsin. She started out running the 100m-400m in middle school, but was encouraged by coaches to try the longer distances. She was a cross country state champion all four years of high school and took home a few titles in the 800m and 1600m on the track.

Megan went to Duke University and received a degree in Psychology. She attended with a scholarship on the cross country and track team. She was Duke’s first individual women’s qualifier to the NCAA D1 XC Championship her sophomore year and returned the following two years with her team. She received All-ACC and All-East honors in both cross country and track. Her PR’s include 2:09.55 800m, 4:22.07 1500m, 9:35.28 indoor 3000m, and 17:28 5k in XC.

After college, Megan moved to Colorado for an internship at the University of Denver in the Adult Sports Program. She moved on to working in the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting. Megan now enjoys working part time with Colorado Race Timing.

Megan has earned a USATF Level 1 Coaching certification and was the USATF Colorado Association Membership and Sanctions Chair for three years. She is a member of the Runners Roost Racing team and the Colorado Columbines. She has run four marathons including Tucson 2011, Boston 2013, 2014 and Chicago 2017. Her PR remains at 2:59:03, but she will be training to get one more PR at Boston 2018. She started strength training a few years ago and it has helped mitigate many years of running related injuries.

Megan and her husband Mike are the proud parents of two Coyotes, Audrey and Liam. They like to take full advantage of everything Colorado has to offer by traveling, biking, hiking, camping, stand up paddle boarding and skiing.

 

Highline Canal 10K

Renee Kosters - was born and raised in Denver, CO and grew up playing a variety of sports. Starting in elementary school she participated in volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and cross country. Her love of running continued thru college and into her adult life.

Renee attended Colorado State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and currently works for PCL Construction. She is an avid runner as demonstrated by the completion of numerous half marathons and five marathons. Her current PR for the Half Marathon is 1:39 while her PR for the Marathon is 3:47.

Renee lives in Centennial, CO with her husband Eric and their two Australian Shepherds Lilly and Winston. They enjoy playing in the backyard with the dogs and spending time with friends.