GMAA Coaching

Who is the GMAA Coach:

Ben Groleau – Ben is a former competitive Cross-Country and Track athlete, having competed at UMass Amherst and accumulating 15 years of running experience. Post-collegiately, he competed at the sub-elite level for several years before moving to Vermont. Ben has been coaching at GMAA since 2023.

What the GMAA Coach offers:

A training plan. Everyone will receive a general training plan including recommendations for quality workouts and overall mileage that builds over time. As we approach goal races in the schedule, coaching also includes specific race preparation tips.

Email correspondence. In addition to the training plan, you may also email the coach at with questions and for advice about fitting the plan to your individual running and racing goals. Please allow up to a week for email response.

In person check-ins. From April through October, we host weekly coached group track workouts. Check the Group Runs & Track Workouts page or email for specific times, dates and locations for these workouts as the schedule is subject to change. Any winter training opportunities will also be shared through club emails and Facebook page.

How do I sign up?

Send an email Ben Groleau at