Running Coach in Phoenix, Arizona

Running Coach, David Allison, racing at Pat's Run

Meet Running Coach – David Allison

David Allison has been a competitive middle distance and distance runner for more than 37 years. Coach Allison was born and raised in New York, and has had success in club, high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate running. He has coached youth club teams, middle school, and high school teams both in Europe and in the U.S. In 2009, he finished a successful 3-year position as the head men’s and women’s cross-country coach at GateWay Community College. From 2008-2012, Coach Allison was the head XC Coach and Distance Coach at Mountain Pointe H.S. in Ahwatukee. Now in his 40s, has his sights on some USATF Arizona state Master age-group records, and top performances both in local and national road and track events. Below is a brief bio on his coaching and running career:

Collegiate Personal Running Records

  • 800 m – 1.52
  • 1500m – 3.51
  • 5000m – 14.42
  • 5 mile (XC) – 25.05

Running Coach Certifications

  • USATF Certified Coach Level 1
  • First Aid & CPR Certified

Masters Track & Field All-American

  • 800 meters – 2006, 2008, 2014
  • 1500 meters – 2006, 2008, 2014
  • 3000 meters – 2006 and 2008
  • 1 mile – 2008

Post-Collegiate Running Records and Top Performances

  • ½ Marathon (Fiesta Bowl): 1.09.34, 2nd overall, 1st age – 2005 – PR
  • ½ Marathon (Tucson Marathon): 1.09.55, 2nd overall, 1st age – 2006
  • Marathon (Philadelphia Marathon): 2.27.17, 4th overall – 1997 – PR
  • Marathon (Boston): 2.30.49, 50th overall – 2006
  • Marathon (P.F. Chang’s): 2.30.35, 15th overall, 1st age, 1st AZ – 2007

Recent Running Coach Experience

  • Phoenix Flyers Track Club – Co-Founder/Co-Head Coach: 2012-Present
  • Mountain Pointe H.S. Head XC and Distance Track Coach: 2008 – 2012
  • American Cancer Society DetermiNation – Head Coach:  2010 – 2012
  • GateWay Community College Head XC Coach: 2006 – 2009
  • Team in Training Marathon Coach: 2005 – 2007
  • YMCA Marathon Team Marathon Coach: 2007 – 2009
  • Lost Boys’ Marathon Team Marathon Coach: 2007 – 2009

See how Coach Allison and MCC can help you with your running.