Todd Perry Assistant Coach
Hi, I’m Coach Todd. This will be my first year as an assistant coach with We ROCK. I grew up in Costa Mesa and was a runner in High School. Later I became a competitive mountain biker and cyclist. I have also done some fitness coaching, helping people meet their fitness goals. Fitness has always been a passion of mine, even in those times in my life when I let my own fitness slip. Having a goal is always a great way to get motivated, We ROCK provides that goal.
What’s my history with We ROCK?
My son JT joined We ROCK for the first-time last year as a 6th grader at Ladera Middle School. He completed the full marathon and the look of accomplishment on his face was priceless. It was inspiring to see how the kids progressed and the sense of accomplishment they had when they reached their goal. I participated in many of the training runs and some of the races. It was good motivation for me to get back into running.
It is always fun to hear a coaches race history
Even though I was as runner “back in the day”, I never competed in any race over a 10K. Last year, while training as a parent with We ROCK, I completed my first ½ marathon at the Citrus Heritage Run, then my 2nd at the Surf City Classic. I was proud to complete both races, and it felt good to compete in something again. I was not able to run the OC Marathon, but have my sights set on it for this year.
My Favorite Race that We ROCK ran during the season
My favorite race last year was the Citrus Heritage Half Marathon. This was my son’s and my first half marathon, and we got to run it together.