Kevin O’Connor: a lifetime runner with elite standing in cross country, road, and track over distances of 5km, 10km, 1/2 and full marathons holding several Canada and BC age group records. Kevin trained as an elite athlete with VFAC for many years before taking on a coaching role with the club in 2020. Kevin is a certified “NCCP Level II club coached trained” and began his coaching career in 2012, training small groups of athletes and individuals while continuing his own high level athletic training and working full time in a demanding industry. Kevin has a great reputation in Canada and the local running community as well as many connections in the UK where he grew up and began his racing career at the young age of 11.  Kevin’s training philosophy is “train hard but smart and recover well“.