Meet the Coaches

Karyn Hoffman

Karyn Hoffman

2022 will be Coach Karyn’s seventh Gold Country Marathon Training Program! As a coach, her euphoric moments are getting people across the finish line, helping them to accomplish their goals. Karyn’s numerous accomplishments include the following:

  • RRCA Certified Coach Level I and Level II
  • 50+ marathons, including 22 consecutive at CIM
  • 2022 PB at LA Marathon 3:19
  • Marathon pace leader at CIM the past 14 years (3:50-3:55 groups)
  • Urban Cow pace leader, Big Sur pace leader
  • Three Boston Marathons
  • Seven 100 Mile Endurance Runs including 5 Western States finishes
  • 2019 Kona IronMan Finisher with over 25+ IM finishes
Robert Cathey

Robert Cathey

.Robert has always been active with cycling, weight training and bootcamps but rarely ran. He didn’t start running regularly until age 54, that year he ran his first half marathon – the 2018 Gold Country Half. In 2019 he signed up for the Gold Country CIM training program and completed his first marathon. Robert completed a number of 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons. He leads the Sacramento chapter of Black Men Run (BMR), a national organization with the mission of improving health outcomes through running and diversifying running events. As BMR Captain, Robert leads several running meet-ups weekly, throughout the Sacramento region. Robert’s passion for running is fueled by connecting people and improving health outcomes. He completed his second CIM in 2021 through the Gold Country CIM training group and is looking forward to helping others achieve their running goals. Robert is a certified RRCA running coach.
Kurt Jaehn

Kurt Jaehn

Kurt started running in high school, competing in track and cross country. He was an avid cyclist for many years and competed in many races including Eppies Great Race and several 24-hour adventure races. Kurt became serious about running again in 2010. He sold his road bike and is now an avid runner! Since then he has completed the California International Marathon 8 times and dozens of other races including 50 miles, 50K’s, half marathon’s, 10k’s, and 5k’s. Kurt loves to share his passion for running. He is an RRCA certified runner coach and has helped coach prior training groups for Gold Country Run + Sport.

Robert Ressyl-Moyer

Robert Ressyl-Moyer

Robert’s background and passion is focused on coaching and teaching. He graduated 2013 with a graduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Vienna.
Once an avid soccer player, Robert transitioned into Marathon training after he moved from Austria to Boston. He ran his first marathon in 2015. Following enthusiastic (and relentless) encouragement from new running friends in Sacramento, Robert began his journey into trail ultra-running. Since then he has won several trail races throughout Northern California. A highlight of Robert’s running career was representing Austria’s national team at the 2018 IAU Trail World Championships in Spain.