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Joel Hatch – Utah Running Expert

Joel Hatch      Director of Human Performance for BASICS Sports Medicine

Trail Runner

Joel Hatch is the Director of Human Performance for BASICS Sports Medicine in Ogden, UT where he works with athletes of all abilities and ages.  He is well-known for his ability to motivate athletes to reach new levels of success through his intense workouts and his understanding of human performance.  He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree from the University of Utah in Exercise Physiology. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance from Weber State University where he graduated as the Outstanding Human Performance Graduate for the year 2005.  Joel’s extensive background in sports performance has helped him become a respected resource in his field.

Career Certifications:

NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist

USAW Sports Performance Coach

Cross Fit Level One Coach

USA Track and Field Level One Certified Coach

Nike SPARQ Trainer.

Joel’s current athletic passion is trail and mountain running, backcountry snowboarding, and spending time on his skate skis.  While growing up, Joel participated in comp soccer and climbing mountains.

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Corbin Talley – Utah Running Expert

Corbin Talley              Elite Athlete: Marathoner/Ultra Marathoner

High School Track and Cross Country Coach

Corbin currently teaches English at Davis High School (Kaysville, UT) and has coached Track and Cross Country there for the past 7 years.  He has a Bachelors Degree in English Teaching from Weber State and a Masters Degree in Health, P.E. and Recreation from Utah State University.  He is also a USATF Level 1 certified Coach.

Career Highlights:

Boys Track & Field State Champions – 2008, 2009

Girls Track & Field State Champions – 2004, 2005, 2006

Boys Cross Country State Champions – 2007

Girls Cross Country State Champions – 2007, 2008

Girls Cross Country Team finished 9th at Nike Nationals in 2007

Coached 13 Region Championship Teams

NFHS Utah Boys Track Coach of the Year – 2009

NFHS Utah Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year – 2007

Corbin’s running career has been very successful.  He excelled in high school, college, and continues to run competitively today.  He has competed in events ranging from 5Ks to marathons, and has also competed in several ultra marathons.

Athletic Accomplishments:

PRs:  mile – 4:06; 3,000m – 8:17; 5,000m – 14:15; 10,000m – 30:17

3 Time All-Conference Cross Country at Weber State

3 Time All-Conference Track & Field at Weber State

NCAA Qualifier in the Steeplechase in 2002 (8:47 pr)

Utah Road Racing Circuit Champion – 2003, 2005

Marathon PR – 2:21.31 (St. George 2003)

Finished 49th in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

1st Place – Sedona Marathon (2006); Course Record

Finished 12 marathons and 5 ultra marathons (goal of 100 marathons in lifetime)

Completed the 2009 Wasatch 100

Course Record Holder – Gerald Anderson Memorial 5k

Corbin Talley grew up in Riverton, UT where he attended Bingham High School.  After high school, he attended Weber State University where he competed in Track and Cross Country.  While at Weber State, Corbin met and married Stefanie who also ran on the WSU Track and Cross Country teams.  They currently reside in Layton, UT with their two kids – Ashlyn and Samantha.

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Debbie Perry – Utah Running Expert

Debbie Perry         Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor

USA Triathlon Certified Coach

Colgan Power Program Strength Trainer

Local Elite Runner/Triathlete

Debbie has been running since 1984.  She was both a high school and collegiate distance runner.  She competed in track and cross country for Weber State University where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physics Teaching.  In 2003 she became certified as a Colgan Power Program Strength Trainer.  In 2005 Debbie became a USA Triathlon Certified Coach and a Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor (CSNA-Master).  Today, Debbie is still a competitive runner and has become a successful triathlete as well.

Athletic Accomplishments:

Big Sky conference outdoor track champion in 3000 meter.

Participated in the 1991 NCAA Div.1 Cross Country National Championship

Ranked #1 in the USA Triathlon rankings for the 35-39 age group in 2005

Multiple time age group All-American Triathlete

Multiple time age group World Championship qualifier at the Olympic and
Ironman 70.3 distances.

Debbie’s General Training Philosophy:

“Running is the purest sport there is.  It will always be my most favorite form of exercise as nothing else makes me feel as free and alive.”

“If I am going to make a mistake I choose to be slightly undertrained.  This keeps me injury free, refreshed, always improving and ready to race!”

A former military brat, Debbie moved to Ogden in 1988 to run at WSU.  She fell in love with the mountains and with her husband (Guy) and stayed in Ogden.  She is the mother of three boys and 2 girls and is “the not so silent ‘silent’ partner at Salt Lake Running Co.”

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Lindsey Anderson – Utah Running Expert

Lindsey Anderson      Olympian

Professional Athlete

Lindsey Anderson is best known for her athletic accomplishments.  Lindsey competed in Cross Country and Track at Weber State University where she earned All-American honors twice and set four school records.  After college, she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics when she finished second overall in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.  In addition to being an Olympian, Lindsey has also qualified and competed for the U.S. in two World Championships: Osaka, Japan in 2007 and Berlin, Germany in 2009.

Athletic Accomplishments


Berlin World Championships 2009

Beijing Olympics 2008

Osaka World Championships 2007


2nd in 3,000 meter steeplechase at U.S. Olympic Trials 2008

3rd in 3,000 meter steeplechase at USA Track and Field Championships 2007


Two-time NCAA All-American in the steeplechase

Nine-time Big Sky Conference Champion

Holds four WSU school records

Personal Records:

3,000 meter steeplechase – 9:30.75

5,000 meters – 16:00.77

10,000 meters – 33:16.12

Half-Marathon – 1:13:10

Lindsey attended high school at Morgan High and then went on to attend Weber State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Teaching.  She currently teaches math at Morgan High School and lives with her husband Mark in South Ogden, Utah.

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Jeffrey J. Rocco, MD – Utah Running Expert

Jeffrey J. Rocco, MD

Dr. Rocco is an orthopedic surgeon specializing Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, and Lower Extremity Trauma.

Dr. Rocco has been practicing in Ogden, Utah since 2006.  He is originally from Akron, Ohio.  Dr. Rocco received his Bachelor of Arts degree with University Honors from Miami University, in Oxford, OH.  In 1994, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Rocco completed one and a half years of General Surgery residency at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine before starting a Residency in Orthopedic Surgery.  In 2002 he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City.  Dr. Rocco then completed his final year of training with Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery.  This year was spent in Fellowship with Arthur Manoli, II, MD at the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center, located in Pontiac, Michigan.

Dr. Rocco then returned to Ohio to start his practice in 2003 with the Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence, Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Rocco moved to Ogden, Utah in January, 2006 to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle in the Wasatch Mountains.  Downhill skiing, trail running, road and mountain biking, and Triathlons are just some the activities he pursues in the mountains around Ogden.  Taking a special interest in Endurance Sports Nutrition, he is on the research review board for First Endurance, a sports nutrition company in Salt Lake City, Utah.  His (along with many others’) nutrition articles and contributions can be viewed at http://blog.firstendurance.com/.

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Michael Spence – Utah Running Expert

Michael Spence | Elite Runner

Michael Spence is a post-collegiate distance runner and steeplechaser with more than ten years of experience at the top level of the sport. He has been volunteering as an assistant coach at Utah State University since the fall of 2009. Spence graduated with an economics degree from Princeton University in 2000, and he was a NCAA Cross Country All-American in 1999.

He moved to Utah in 2003 to continue training for his primary event, the steeplechase, under the instruction of now-retired Weber State Track & Field Coach, Chick Hislop. He competed in the steeplechase at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials, finishing 6th in 2008. In 2007, Spence was the silver medalist at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also captained the US National Team at the 2007 World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, Kenya.

Most recently, Spence won the 2009 USATF 10k Trail Championships in North Carolina and was the silver medalist at the 2010 NACAC Cross Country Championships in Trinidad & Tobago. He is currently training for his first major marathon, planned for the fall of 2010.

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