Coach Bobby Van Allen

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Coach's Accomplishments

Training Style

My number one focus with every athlete I coach is to keep the athletes healthy, motivated, and enjoying the journey. I build in a lot of supplemental training into individualized programs to include aqua jogging, yoga, and strength training mainly focusing on dynamic core work. I work alongside the athletes to help guide them to a consistent training program that will develop them and help reach their goals. I will always train as an optimist and set forth high reach goals yet ones that are realistically attainable. There is a focus on targeting all the energy systems that are utilized in our sport and being able to explain the purpose of each training session related to my background in exercise physiology.

Bobby Van Allen

Train Smarter.
Run Faster.

Personal Coaching

RunDoyen Personal Coaching Gold Tier


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Adaptive Training


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Custom Training


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All Training Plans Delivered Through Final Surge App

Coaching Services Explained

Coaching Services Comparison


Personal Coaching

RunDoyen Gold Tier
Full Service 1-1 Personal Coaching

$199/ Month

*Monthly Subscription


Adaptive Weekly Training

RunDoyen Silver Tier
Personalized training,
adapted with your progress

$149/ Month

*Monthly Subscription


Custom Training Plan

RunDoyen Bronze Tier
Customized Plan,
Built for Your Race Goal

$19/ Week

*Single Purchase

With any of the 3 coaching services, you’ll begin by completing a training questionnaire, followed by an onboarding consultation with your coach.
All service options include a Final Surge account to access your training through the desktop or the mobile app; included is an option to sync your GPS watch to import your daily runs.
The Bronze-level Custom Training Plan is a one-time purchase based on the number of training weeks you select. After your onboarding consultation, your coach will prescribe all your training at once.
The Silver-level Adaptive Weekly Training is a monthly subscriptionYour coach will prescribe your training on a weekly basis rather than all at once. They will be tracking your workout progress and comments to adapt your training week by week. In addition, you’ll be able to chat with your coach along the way in case you have any questions about workouts.
With Gold-level Personal Coaching, you’ll be upgraded to full communication with your coach, including weekly Zoom or phone calls as needed. During these calls, you’ll share feedback about the prior week’s training and your coach will help prep you for the upcoming week. In addition, your coach will assist with all aspects of race planning, preparation, strategy and recovery.

Bobby Van Allen

The 6 x NCAA National Women’s cross country coach of the year, Bobby Van Allen has developed the Johns Hopkins cross country team into a dominant national force, inducted into the Johns Hopkins Hall of Fame in 2020.

Bobby began his running career at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland where he joined the cross country team after breaking his shoulder ending his baseball and football career.  By his senior year, he would lead the team to the 1993 state cross country championship and multiple top 3 finishes in track.  He would go on to study Kinesiology at the University of Maryland focusing on exercise physiology and biomechanics while earning All-IC4A honors for the Terps cross country team and becoming an ACC Finalist in the mile..  After a 6 month stints as a volunteer coach upon graduation, he then was lured to coach the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays in Baltimore, MD at the ripe age of 22.  22 years later, he has taken the program from the bottom of the Centennial Conference to the top of the Nation, earning over 30 Centennial Conference and Regional Coach of the Year honors. After Johns Hopkins had a total of 5 combined All-Americans in the 1900s, Bobby has already amassed oved 100 All-American honors in his 20 years, including NCAA National Champion Andrew Carey in the 800m, and over 10 athletes to NCAA top 3 individual finishes.

Bobby attributes his success to being able to cater individual programs to the athletes and working around their busy schedules to put together realistic training schedules that focus on the athletes overall health and well-being. He strongly believes in developing self-confidence and optimism in each athlete while catering a program that will bring out the best in each individual.  Bobby and his wife Lindsay reside in Catonsville, MD with their two daughters Olivia and Avery along with their dog Mason.