Cathy Ahearn from Learn to Run Strong Stealing From RunnersConnect
I can’t believe I am writing these words again.
For the second time in a month I’ve found a “running coach” stealing and selling the RunnersConnect Strength Training for Runners Program.
This time, Cathy Ahearn from Learn to Run Strong is blatantly selling our program to unsuspecting runners.
Here is the email she sent to a RunnersConnect fan after she purchased a personalized strength training plan for her upcoming marathon.
Take a look at the PDFs at the bottom. Recognize the names?
If you’ve purchased our Strength Training for Runners program then you know they are the exact duplicates of our PDFs.
Let’s take a closer look at these PDFs.
Amazingly, Cathy was brazen enough to not only keep the names of the routines exactly the same, but actually use my images as well. She simply removed the header and footer so it no longer says RunnersConnect.
The best part is, take a look at the email receipt for this purchase.
She’s selling 1 of the 18 total routines for twice the price of what we’re selling the entire program for. As far as I can tell, this doesn’t include the injury prevention or the video files either.
Like I mentioned in my last post about the theft of our content and products, it’s not about the money. I price the products the way they are so you can get as much value from them as possible.
What really pisses me off is that she’s calling herself a “coach” and that runners are trusting their training to her.
That’s unfair to you and it’s unfair to all the real coaches out there that work hard, attend conferences, and learn everything they can to help fellow runners.
I do apologize to you reading this, our fans, that I keep needing make these discoveries public. But, I strongly believe that whether it’s my content or another coach’s, we need to rid our sport of these charlatans.
You need to be able to trust that when someone calls themselves a coach, they have real experience and integrity behind the advice and coaching they provide to you.
We, the running community, should work together to rid our sport of these frauds and thieves.
Final note: If you purchased a similar program from Cathy, email me and I will send you the full Strength Training for Runners program for free. No strings attached. I just want you to have the full compliment of material.