Our Coaches

Peggy McElroy

Head Coach - 5K/10K Group

I became a member of FBF in 2002.  I never did anything more than 3 miles on a treadmill
before the start of my divorce in 2000.  My attorney’s assistant told me to meet her
over Thanksgiving weekend…she didn’t show and I ended up walking 12 miles in the wrong
shoes and socks…on the levees!  I was hooked. In January 2002, I had completed my first
Full Marathon at Disney World at the age of 50 with the Leukemia group, in honor of my
Mother, and wanted to continue my training in the fall.  I knew only one FBF member at the
time (Tessy Phillips) but was welcomed with open arms by many which I now call my Running
Family. You will understand the Family part when you join us for Saturday breakfast at
Skeeter’s! The following year I became Assistant Coach for the Orange Group with Terrell
Smith, along with assisting Jeanne Megna with Registration. Four or five years ago, when
Jeanne decided to summer in Minnesota, she asked me if I would like to take charge of
Registration while she was gone…BIG shoes to fill but I said a BIG Yes!

My running “career” has 2 Full Marathons (second one in my home town – Chicago), I think
30 Half Marathons, some 20K, a few 25K relays and this season and off-season I tried Fun
5Ks….and loved them.  For several years I’ve been on the USA Fit Marathon/Fort Bend Kia
Half Marathon Committee and my major job is getting the early Full Marathon walkers out
on their journey. I also help with getting the medals ready before I go out and complete
my own Half Marathon.  My minor job is to help Coach Terrie with anything she tells me to

This year I will be Head Coach for the 5k and 10K Group.  It is a new passage for me and
I hope to make it challenging and fun…but definitely not boring!!  I also have 3 talented
and experienced Assistant Coaches working with me–Bob Tyson, Jonathon Hay and Stuart
Riggs—who are also ready to help everyone achieve their goals.

We are excited to start this 2017-2018 Season!

Fort Bend Fit is pleased to recognize Peggy as their 2014 Road Warrior!