Mountain Road

ALLY GINTHER

runner, marathoner, Ally Ginther, team canada, women, nike, cross country, marathon

COACH 

DISTANCES: 1500m - 10k

ACCEPTING ATHLETES

CREDENTIALS:

- ATHLETICS CANADA TRAINED CLUB COACH

- TRACK & FIELD CROSS COUNTRY COACH - TAMANAWIS SECONDARY 

- MASTERS IN COACHING EDUCATION (2024)

PERSONAL BESTS

1500m - 4:26.62 - 2021

3000m - 9:27.90 - 2021

5000m - 15:55.63 - 2021

5km Road - 16:52 - 2019

8km Road - 27:45 - 2021
10km Road - 35:33 - 2022

runner, marathoner, Ally Ginther, team canada, women, nike, cross country, marathon
runner, marathoner, Ally Ginther, team canada, women, nike, cross country, marathon

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

 

Team Canada – Pan American Cross Country Championships 2022

- 8th place – Canadian Cross Country Championships 2021

- 11th place – Canadian Cross Country Championships 2019

- 3rd place – BC Cross Country Championships 2019

- NCAA DII Track and Field Championships 5000m qualifier 2018

ALLY'S STORY

Ally has been competing in cross country and track and field since she was 9 years old. When she first joined track, she was a competitive dancer, and split her time between training for track and ballet class. She switched her focus solely to running In high school, where she won the bronze medal in the 3000m at the BC Track and Field Championships in her senior year. This landed her a scholarship to the University of Idaho to run track and cross country, where she competed for 4 years. After a stress fracture in 2017 led her to red shirt a season, she was able to run her last year at Simon Fraser University while completing her teaching degree. At SFU, Ally cut down her 5000m personal best from 17:30 to 16:43 and competed at the NCAA DII Track and Field Championships in this event. After university, Ally started working with coach Mark Bomba, who helped her cut down her 5000m personal best even further down to 15:55. Ally has coached high school track and cross country since she started teaching in 2018 and will be starting her Masters in Coaching Education in July 2022.