So happy to have Coach Kern join us for the 2016 season of High School Running Coach. We’re really looking forward to what Coach Kern has to share with us about track training for distance runners.
Here is his bio.
Charlie Kern teaches Philosophy, Sociology, World History and is currently the Head Boys Track coach and Assistant Cross Country at York HS in Elmhurst Illinois. As a prep, Charlie was a Kinney (Footlocker) finalist and the NYS Outdoor 1600m Champion. Charlie completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky and earned All-SEC honors in Cross Country and Track five times. Charlie’s running career continued long after graduation culminating in a World Masters Age Group Championship in 2009 when he won the 40-44 1500m championship in Lahti Finland, covering the last 800 in 2:03. Charlie has coached student-athletes from the middle school through the community college level. He has also coached adult athletes. He serves as Andrew Starykowicz’s run coach, currently the fastest American Ironman Triathlete. Coach Kern also directs a summer running camp, the Championship Training Academy, which attracted over 400 runners in 2014. Charlie lives in Elmhurst, IL with his wife, Lynne and three children, Charlie (15), Ethan (13) and Emma (13).