New coach alert! Welcome Danielle Groff to LHR!

Danielle Groff

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Coach Melissa and I have been discussing adding a new female coach to the staff as Melissa seemingly got all the requests from new female athletes. Then, the perfect opportunity fell in our lap. Enter, Danielle. She was a member of Hanson’s Brooks-ODP back in the day, is experienced in the system and the marathon, represents our athletes well as a mom and wife, has some coaching experience, and is now Melissa’s neighbor! You couldn’t ask for a better situation!

Danielle Groff

Personal Records:

1500M – 4:40
3K – 9:50
5K – 16:50
10K – 36:10
Half Marathon – 1:19
Marathon – 2:48:34


  • B.A. Biology with focus in Exercise
  • Science, Houghton University (2012)
  • B.A. Communications – Integrated
  • Marketing, Houghton University (2012)


  • Previous Member of Hansons-Brooks Distance Project
  • Previous Team Captain, Board of Directors ODP Rep, and Member of Genesee Valley Harriers ODP
  • Running Coach, Specializing in First-time Marathoners / Half
  • Marathoners, and Sub-3:00 Marathon
  • Learning & Development Senior Consultant (NIIT Life Sciences – Rochester, NY)

Post-Collegiate Highlights

  • Boston Marathon Qualifier
    2nd place, Rochester Runner of the Year (2017)
  • 1st place, PGXC 5-Race Series (2015)
  • 2nd place, Erie Marathon (2016)
  • 3rd place, Rochester Criterion Elite Mile (2017)

College Highlights

  • NAIA Marathon National Champion (2012)
  • NAIA 4-Time Track & Field All-American (2011-2012)
  • NAIA 2-Time Cross Country All-American (2010-2011)

Danielle is now taking new athletes, so let’s put some runners on her roster! You can learn more about personal coaching HERE.

If you think personal coaching with Danielle is the way for you, then after you sign up, all you’ll need to do is select her as your desired coach when you complete your training profile.

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