"Raj's coaching has been invaluable to me. Whether it be hammering down the specifics of a training plan or building the tools to develop mental toughness on those longer runs, he's been there every step of the way. I certainly wouldn't have BQ'ed and hit my marathon PR without him."
Sugarloaf Marathon 2017
Boston Marathon 2018 (in training)
"Not only is Raj the most dedicated runner and the most modest person that I know, he's the definition of someone who is passionate about bringing out the best in those around him, as both a coach and a friend. I've had the honor of running with Raj in multiple places around the world, and I hope to keep that list growing. Those lucky enough to train with him should know they will be held to a very high yet achievable standard as a runner, with many laughs and adventures along the way!"
Chicago Marathon 2012
"Raj has had a tremendous positive impact on many aspects of my running. He built my New York marathon training plan in 2015 when I knocked 11 minutes off my previous time. He leads a weekly speed workout run group which helped me break my 5K PR. He also encouraged me to co-lead another weekly run group in New York. I'll be signing up for the London marathon next - thanks to Raj!"
NYC Marathon 2015, Ted Corbitt 15K 2016, Al Goldstein 5K 2017
London Marathon 2018 (in training)
"Running with Raj is inspiring - he has really helped me push myself and stay motivated. Raj has a passion for all things running, and his genuine interest in helping others is special."
Faxon Law New Haven Half Marathon 2017 (in training)
"Raj has a pure and joyous love for running that goes far beyond achieving the fastest time possible (and he's fast!). He happily coaches people of all ages, speeds, and experience, and genuinely delights in their progress. His love for running is contagious without feeling imposing.
Throughout my life, Raj inspired me to lace up my sneakers and hit the road, and did so by setting a warm, quiet example to follow. He has helped me rediscover not only the thrill of pushing the human body farther and faster than it was the previous day, but also the power of running as a restorative, clarifying part of my life.
There are few things more special than entering that magical flow state out on the open trail. I'm grateful for his help to get me there."
Chicago Marathon 2012