The Coach

I’m Lee McCarron, the founder and head coach of Halifax Road Hammers. I spent four years running Cross Country and Track & Field at St.FX University where in my final two years I captained the cross country teams which won back to back CIS team medals.

After graduation I transitioned to road racing and spent time in Iten, Kenya at a training camp with two Canadian Olympians. The transition could not have gone better, I have run eight marathons and achieved a personal best of 2:27 in 2013.

I started my coaching career in 2011 and spent the next four years with Dalhousie University as  an assistant coach for Cross Country and Track & Field teams. During this time, we won three AUS Championships, and had four individual All-Canadian performances.


Performance Group:

Sessions – Wednesday Evening @ 5:30pm

Saturday Morning @ 9:30am

Location: Point Pleasant Park, the Commons, BLT – weather will dictate the location

Athlete Range of Abilities:

Marathon – Sub 3:30

Half Marathon – Sub 1:40

10k – Sub 45:00

5k – Sub 21:30


Development Group:

Sessions – Tuesday Evening @ 5:30pm

Saturday Morning @ 8am

Location: Point Pleasant Park, the Commons, BLT – weather will dictate the location.

Athlete Range of Abilities:

Marathon – 4:30-3:30

Half Marathon- 2:20-1:40

10k – 65:00 – 45:00

5k – 30:00-21:45


What people get: 

-A training plan for the 12-month calendar year incorporating periodization for peak performance at your goal race(s).

-Detailed workout instructions including coaching delivered via email weekly

-Coached workouts with a team-based training environment twice weekly

-Assistance with selecting races to maximize peak performance and goal achievement

-Communication via email and in person up to 3 times per week (after workout, long run, and two in-person sessions).

-Guidance on how to adjust your training when life gets busy and/or when setbacks are encountered

-Detailed race plan for tune-up and goal races

-Road Hammer T-Shirt

-Road Hammer nights at Aerobic First