Our Coaches


Claudia Deenik

Assistant Coach - Blue Group

I moved to the USA seven years ago from South Africa. Not feeling safe enough to run outside, I spent my running time on a treadmill, entering 10k races from time to time. I read an article about Bend FIT in March 2008 and decided I should join and run a marathon. Since I started with Bend FIT, I have run six half marathons, four full marathons, a 50K ultra marathon and numerous smaller races in and around Bend. I enjoy encouraging new and not-so-new runners to reach their goals and take their running to the next level.