Meet Us

Tales and Testimonials 

Meet Coach Corrinne
USTAF Certified
My name is Corrinne Wallace. I am a mom of 3 boys, 23 yrs., 21 yrs., and 18 yrs. 10 years ago before my middle sons birthday, i asked what he wanted, and he told me he wanted me to quit smoking. His eye opening reply made me realize that i was in need of a lifestyle change. I quit smoking, started walk/running, ran my first half marathon, then several. Ran my first full marathon, then several. Discovered ultra running and then started running ultras. Ran my first 50 miler, then a few. Through my ultra running family, discovered triathlons, and all the fun and excitement those sports bring to my life. My children are very involved with sports as well, and my youngest says he would like to do a triathlon with me some day. I am very proud to say, that i have changed my lifestyle, and am showing my children a better way, and i know they are proud of me.

 Meet Coach Pete

USTAF Certified
I have been running since 2001; I first started doing Triathlons and have completed all distances including Ironman Brazil. I really enjoyed being in the outdoors and meeting new people. Since then I have completed numerous 10Ks, Half-Marathons, Marathons, and Ultra Marathons. I am a sponsored athlete with Team Aquaphor and Team Hammer Nutrition, and Brooks. I have been coaching for  5yrs now, it has been a very rewarding experience to work with new people looking to accomplish their goals. In May 2010 we launched the OC Trail Tales group coaching program to work with the runners that want explore the trails. I look forward to encourage others that are interested in trail running.

Meet Coach Kim

USTAF Certified
Sports have always been a part of my life but I didn't catch the running bug until 2009 while competing in a 'Biggest Loser' Competition at work. I managed to run/walk (honestly it was more walking than running) my first 5K and while it was one of the hardest things I ever did I knew I wanted to keep running and losing weight. In January of 2010, I was extremely lucky and met two people who would forever change my life...Pete and Corrinne. They shared their love of running and triathlons with me and helped me find the athlete that had been hiding within me and who knew there was a coach lurking in there too. In the years since my first race, I've managed to loose over 100 lbs. and complete a number of road and trail races as well as triathlons. While my journey is far from over, I now enjoy helping others to reach their goals. There is nothing more inspirational than watching all the hard work our students put in day after day to finish their first race, learn how to bike and swim, place in their age group or lose that stubborn weight that just doesn't want to come off.

Meet Coach Peggy

USTAF Certified

Hi, my name is Peggy and I am a runner. If three years ago anyone had told me I
would be able to say that I would have fallen off my chair laughing. I am a couch
potato that loves to read and sew and now I love to run. I coach the new runners
for OC Trail Tales and I love seeing people go from “I can’t run” to “I just ran my
first 5K”. I figure if I can do it, anyone can and I love being able to prove it. I think
the running community is some of the nicest people I have met and OC Trail Tales
are some of the most welcoming you will meet. So come run with us.