Raj Patel Assistant Coach
Hi! I am coach Raj. This will be my first season as an assistant WeRock coach. I am excited to help and run with the great kids in Ladera Ranch. I enjoy running as it clears my mind and I also get some exerciseJ Growing up in England, I played many sports mostly indoors, because of the weather. I started cross country running in middle school and it became one of my favourite activities. I run for fun and enjoy the outdoors at my own pace. Living in Orange County, I am fortunate to be able to run year-round; but I do miss running in the rain.
My History with WeRock
I was introduced to WeRock when my daughter, Trisha, started at LRMS and joined in 2021. I am not sure why she joined, but I was excited that she did. I am super impressed with the program as she is not a runner, but has already run several half marathons with WeRock. I ran with Trisha through the season and was able to rediscover my love of running. The WeRock training program has made a positive change in our lives.
- I ran my first marathon in Sheffield, England while at University
- I ran my second and last full marathon the following year also in Sheffield, England
- After moving to California, I have run over 15 half marathons including (OC Marathon, Long Beach, Surf City, San Francisco)
- I also enjoy running 5k and 10k races (short and quick)