Welcome to the Runner's Resource
My name is Mike Nielsen, a passionate runner, podcaster and running coach from Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.
I love a good competition!
As a child I always enjoyed competing in sports and belonging to a team. My elementary school cross country team was really the catalyst that started my love of running. After participating in a few cross country meets, I was hooked! It was then that I became a student of running and began learning and training on road and trail. I ran my first ½ marathon on my own, on a cold Saturday morning in February of 2005. Since then I’ve run hundreds of races from 5K to 50 mile ultra marathons.
Throughout my life I have be blessed with amazing coaches who have helped my achieve my running goals. My passion is to provide others with the same level of support and guidance that I have received. As a runner I understand the challenges and rewards of the sport and I am dedicated to helping others achieve their running and fitness goals. Whether it’s to finish your first 5K, improve on your marathon time or recovering from an injury, I am here to support you. I believe running is for everyone.
What is standing between you and your goals?
Let me help you eliminate the barriers between you and your running and fitness goals.
Credentials & Experience
+ Bachelor of Arts, Gerontology, McMaster University
+ Health and Fitness Promotion, Diploma, Niagara College
+ Volunteer Management Leadership, Certificate, Humber College
+ Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
+ Standard First Aid Course and Basic Life Support: C
+ 10+ years experience personal training
+ Nuun Ambassador
A Few Facts About Me
Running Personal Bests:
5 km- 19:26- Lynne’s Legacy 5K Run Hamilton, ON- 2019
10 km- 40:49- Good Friday 10K- Burlington, ON- 2016
½ marathon- 1:40:58 – Richmond, VA- 2019
Marathon- 3:18:17 – Mississauga Marathon- 2016
50 miles: 10 hours 30 minutes- Sulpher Springs Ancaster ON- 2014
Completed over 10 road half and full Marathons
Completed over 5 ultra marathons including one 50 mile race
Personal Trainer for 10+ years. Certified with Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Became a Father in 2022 and can't wait to run with my son one day!