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” Coach Erica – Thank you for helping me realize my goal of running 50 miles. I’m so glad that I chose to have you be my coach in what has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. You told me to trust the plan and I did and come race day I’ve never felt so ready for a race.  Your knowledge, energy and the solid advice was priceless Thank you for pushing me to the level that I needed, to be able to cover the distance and to be able to cover the distance feeling really great.  The Sean O’ Brien 50 didn’t stand a chance!!   Thank you. “ Pete C ~ Camarillo, Ca

” With the guidance of my running coach Erica Gratton, not only was I able to achieve my goals, but I did so with flying colors. Erica’s plan, specifically designed for me and my needs, guided me across the finish line of my first ultramarathon. Her professionalism and dedication to my success gave me the confidence I needed to succeed. I look forward to working with Erica on many more races to come.” Terry Britten ~ Thousand Oaks, Ca

” Even though we live across the country from one another, Erica’s customized training plan for me, notes of constant encouragement and checking in on me-have without a doubt made me a better runner. And of course her review of my running logs have made me realize the opportunity I have to continue improving! My interest in trail running is now spiked as well. I look forward to many years of working with Erica and to hitting personal goals that seemed beyond my reach prior to her encoragement and coaching!”  Tracy Manning ~ Cumming, Georgia

” I just started running and training with Erica and I saw improvement right away with my form, my speed and distance. I have never been able to run anymore than 3 miles and now I’m running up to 7 miles a couple times a week. She is so encouraging and up beat and gives motivation to run more and keep getting faster. Can’t thank her enough for what she has done for me. Love you girl!!”  Deanna Harkess ~ Oak Park, California

” Erica coached me for my first Tough Mudder mud-run. On our excellent and brutal trail runs she taught me breathing techniques, diet and gear prep, as well as how to prepare mentally for the race, among many other things. As a newcomer to long distance running and experiences like mud-runs, it was Erica’s coaching that made my experience with the race a total blast. Now I’m totally addicted and signed up for more. Thanks, Erica. Thanks a lot!” Matt Eason ~ Thousand Oaks, California

“The best thing about working with Erica is that even though she is a hard core athlete, she makes me feel like I am just like her! I am a working mom and wife who is simply trying to be my best. With Erica guiding my steps, she encourages and cheers me on to a greatness I never knew I had in me.” Kelly Pacillas ~ Malibu, California

About Erica

Erica is the Founder of Trail Running Escapes and socalultrarunning. As well as an award winning trail runner, accomplished endurance athlete, RRCA, USAT&F and Natural Running Certified Coach, Race Director, Freelance Writer and Photographer.

As an athlete, she has been featured in LAS&F and Ultrarunning magazine. Erica supports her sport of running as a member of RRCA and USAT&F. As a writer and photographer, her work has been featured in sports and fitness print publications, digital media and newspapers.

Erica is also a Founding member of the fast growing, Conejo Valley Trail Runners club.  CVTR is a member only club offering two weekly trail runs of varying distances in and around the Conejo Valley.

Erica continues to run competitively as she enhances the lives of people through coaching. Enabling her clients to discover the only limits they have are those in their minds.

Please contact Erica at ericagratton@gmail.com or call directly (805) 807-8022 to hear how Erica can help attain your goals through a personalized training program, one on one training runs and video analysis.

As Race Director, Erica is produces the No Name 5030 Trail Races in Cheeseboro National Park, the Haunted Trails of the Night Trail Runs at Paramount Ranch and the Singletrack Stampede in the MRCA trails of the Santa Monica Mountains. Visit socalultrarunning on Facebook to stay up to date on race details or visit the website at www.socalultrarunning.com and look for future events to be brought to you by socalultrarunning.

As Founder of Trail Running Escapes, Erica produces Trail Running Camps in Southern California and beyond. Please visit: www.trailrunningescapes.com for more information on camps and vacations. Follow us on Facebook too!