The Low-Down on Aaron Kolk
Aaron never considered himself a talented runner, but being 1 of 7 children (6 being boys!), he knew how to push himself for the best chance of winning. He kept that work ethic and drive in everything he did. Running included. As a young high schooler at the age of 14, Aaron started running to get in shape for basketball. He worked hard throughout high school and college and ended up running a 14:58 5k and a 31:18 10k on the track for UNC-Wilmington. After taking a bit of a running hiatus, Aaron’s career was revived when he started working for a running store. After 2 years in the Asheville mountains, Aaron started coaching XC and Track & Field at Coastal Christian HS.
What He Coaches
WOL Youth/Head XC
Level 1 at Wilmington & Leland Locations
Track & Field at Coastal Christian High School
Way too much coffee!
Top Songs on his Playlist
Use Somebody-Kings of Leon, Human-The Killers, Relentless-Hillsong United
Things Aaron admires in His Students
Learning from mistakes in races and training is the only way to improve and stay motivated, and Aaron’s loves when he has an athlete who is willing to work hard and be smart about training.
Defining Moment in Aaron’s Career
“It is 2 part: running 14:58 in a 5,000 on the track at the Florida relays and running 117 miles in a 7 day period in 7 runs. This enabled me to believe I can accomplish anything with hard work and enough determination. I no longer set limits on attainable goals!”
The Best Part About Being a Without Limits Coach
Aaron loves seeing everyone push to become a better runner, and apply that learning experience to become a better person through the struggles they have while running.
Certification & Experience
USATF Level 1 certification, Track Coaches of America Diploma
Head XC/Track & Field coach at Coastal Christian HS 2012-present Assistant XC/Track & Field at Hoggard HS 2006-2009
Accomplishments & Personal Bests
|Half marathon road||1:10:27||70.3||4:19|
- 2005 MVP UNCW XC
- 2008 4th CAA Championships 10,000
- 10th IMNC 70.3