Individual Passion - Team Spirit.
If you are an endurance athlete (or ever thought about being one), Dublin School is a wonderland. Situated in the highest village in New England with perfect weather and landscape for training, Dublin has the resources to support every level of endurance athlete. We have over 15 miles of trails on our 400 acre campus including the first high school course in the world to receive a certificate of homologation from The International Ski Federation (FIS) allowing Dublin to host international ski events. With over 600 feet of vertical gain on campus, our trails can create any level of challenge for biking, running and skiing. Rowing occurs in the shadow of Mt. Monadnock (the most climbed mountain in the world) on Thorndike Pond at the beautiful new Steele Family Boathouse.
Our Coaches are the Heart of the Endurance Sports Program
Unique to Dublin is the fact that many of our athletes go from never having participated in an endurance sport to inter-collegiate success. They are supported by a coaching staff that is focussed on allowing each Dublin student to find their inner strength. Our endurance coaches work together supporting athletes so that they can move seamlessly from season to season while developing overall strength and stamina. Coaches develop individualized training plans based on sophisticated heart rate monitoring and analysis. At the end of the day however, our endurance athletes are winning national and regional recognition because our coaches care most about the values of consistent hard work, teamwork, sportsmanship, joyful effort, and friendship.
Brad Bates/// Nordic Skiing and Head of School
Brad has been coaching endurance sports since graduating from Dartmouth College, where he competed on both the varsity rowing and cross-country ski teams. A three time All American as a junior racer, Brad now enjoys coaching both novices and elite skiers on the trails at Dublin where his father used to race.
Lindsay Brown/// Crew
A former Olympic athlete and national crew champion, Lindsay has coached for over 30 years sending multiple high school crews to national championships and international competition at Henley. Many of his former rowers continued on to a variety of collegiate programs, and several went on to compete in and even win gold medals at World Championship and Olympic competitions.
Katie Curtis/// Crew
Katie rowed for Colby College and participated in NCAA Championships, Henley and the Head of the Charles. She was named a 1st Team All American and invited to the US National Team Development Camp. Her 2K Colby College senior year record stood for 14 years.
Rodrigo Villaamil/// Cross Country
Growing up in Uruguay, soccer and running have always been a big part of Rodrigo’s life. A passionate runner, Rodrigo has completed seven full marathons and too many half marathons to mention. In five years, Rodrigo has transformed our cross country program from a participant sport to a competitive team of over 35 runners with many achieving league and New England recognition.
Jesse Jackson/// Mountain Biking
Jesse was a really fast Jimmy John's sandwich bike delivery guy long before he began wearing out chainrings leading Mountain Biking tours and coaching Mountain Biking racing. For five summers, he led two week mountain bike tours through the sinuous mountain and valley roads of Vermont and New Hampshire. As a founding coach of the Dublin Mountain Biking team, he has led the growth and improvement of the team from a primarily Class C program at inception to a 3rd place finish (out of 22 schools) last year in the New England Interscholastic Mountain Bike Series.
Special Competitive and (Fun) Events
In addition to team competition, Dublin students and faculty engage in Endurance Events throughout the year. These long-distance challenges test our athlete's abilities and put them in a supportive yet competitive environment with more senior athletes. In fact, Dublin athletes are usually the only high-school level teams competing in these events. Participation is open to all Dublin students and, while individually challenging, is great fun for everyone involved.
Fall: The Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay is one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the United States. The event begins at the Bretton Woods Ski area with the course taking teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountain top vistas, ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park – NH.
Winter: The Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) is North America’s longest and oldest Nordic ski tour. Unlike most ski events, there are no winners or losers in the Canadian Ski Marathon: it is not a race. Each skier can select his/her level of challenge and try to achieve it. One can ski as little as 12 km or up to the maximum of 160 km over the weekend.
Spring: The Run of the Charles, is a 24-mile canoe race on the Charles River, from Dedham, MA to the outskirts of Boston. It is a formidable test of strength and will, with miles of slow-moving, upwind stretches of river. In addition to paddling, teams are required to navigate a series of 6 portages, ranging in length from 200 yards to ½ mile.