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Janae Richardson – Utah Running Expert

Janae Richardson     

Runner, USATF Certified Coach, Co-founder of UtahRunning.com 

Janae Richardson is a homemaker, runner, coach, and co-founder of UtahRunning.com.  She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors Degree in History Teaching and PE/Coaching.  Janae is a Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach and is pursuing a masters degree in Exercise Science at Utah State University.  She currently coaches cross country at Davis High School (Kaysville, UT) and offers private coaching to runners of all levels.

Career Highlights:


3 years experience teaching U.S. History (2005-2008)

4 years experience teaching Physical Education (2005-2009)


Sand Ridge Junior High Basketball and Track and Field Coach (2005-2008)

Roy High JV Basketball Coach (2006-2009)

Davis High School Cross Country Coach (2007-present)

9th at Nike Team Nationals Davis High School Girls Cross Country 2007

State Champions Davis High School Girls Cross Country Team 2007, 2008

2nd Place at State Davis High School Girls Cross Country Team 2009


2 years experience managing a specialty running shoe store

Janae competed in cross country and track at Weber State University.  Since college, she has completed three marathons (Top of Utah, St. George, and Chicago), several half-marathons, and many local 5Ks and 10Ks.  A healthy lifestyle and running have become a permanent part of Janae’s life and she enjoys sharing her passion for running with others.

Athletic Accomplishments:

Mile:  5:15

2 Mile:  11:14

Steeplechase:  10:49

5K:  17:01

10K:  35:30 (Weber State Top Ten List)

Half Marathon:  1:21:50 Salt Lake Half 2010

Marathon: 2:59:53 St. George Marathon 2006

Janae grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho where she graduated from Hillcrest High School.  She met her husband, Ken, while competing at WSU.  They currently reside in Ogden, Utah with their daughter and son.

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  7. Lana G. says:

    I have a niece who is really into running, and is super duper fast and has a great running technique. Do you offer private running lessons in southern Idaho, so that I can keep up with her.



  9. Running Mama says:

    Hi Janae,

    I knew you would be the perfect person to ask this questions.

    What are your opinions about running and pregnancy. Does it affect it does it hurt the baby in the beginning trimester? Does it affect trying to get pregnant? There are so many myths out there.

    I have been training for a half marathon for the past year and have a good base of ten miles and have run 3 half marathons, everyone tells me to stop if I want to get pregnant, but I feel like I already have a good base so its not like I am overworking myself to the point of exhaustion.

    Any tips you have I’d love them!

    Thank you!

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  11. Laura Walker says:

    Janae, I had once talked to you about coaching me for the St. George marathon. I no longer have your email or phone number! Could you please email me or call me? I would love to get in touch with you. Thanks so much.
    Laura Walker

  12. Dave says:

    You mentioned in your article that you experienced a back issue requiring surgery. I’m wondering if you would share any insight of doctors who are “runner smart” that could help with my lower back problem and associated leg weakness and numbness – Thank you

  13. Dave,

    I didn’t have to have back surgery, but both my husband and I have dealt with lower back pain problems. I would recommend Dr. Steve Scharmann or Dr. Jason Blackham at the McKay Dee Hospital Sports Medicine clinic in Ogden, Utah. They are both runners and very knowledgeable doctors that could help you evaluate your lower back problems.

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  15. Cheryl Salmon says:

    Do you sill do personal training for running? I have run 5 half marathons, registered for the ogden full and have been nursing a planter facititis. I have no been able to gain the speed back, however my fastest half was 2:12:49 so I would like to get back into the realm of things and get faster as well.

    Thanks for your time.

    Cheryl Salmon

  16. Cheyl–Yes I still do personalized coaching. I would love to help you in any way I can. Send me an email at janae@utahrunning.com and we’ll see what we can do :-)

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