The AD Board


Erin Gerbrecht copyRace Director:  Erin Gerbrecht

Erin Gerbrecht is a Certified Personal Trainer, Coach, and Nutrition
Consultant with a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at
Austin in Kinesiology. She has over twelve years of experience in
personal training, coaching, and fitness management.

Erin grew up as a competitive swimmer, and has coached swimming for 15
years. Later in life, she joined Team Rogue as a competitive distance
runner. She has competed and placed in multiple races, triathlons, and

Along with her professional training, fitness management, and coaching
background, Erin has a passion for health and fitness, including the
impact in which it can bring to an individual. All of her experiences
have contributed to her holistic approach to healthy living which
encompasses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit.


President : Alicia

When asked to write my bio, I always panic. Who wants to read something all about me, anyways? Oh, well here goes…

I have always considered myself the product of that old show, “Green Acres”. My mother (ZSA ZSA) liked the city life (San Francisco) and my father the root toot’n cowboy on the range of Idaho.

I grew up on the ice, skating and later joined the ranks of the University of Idaho Ski Team, racing the Giant Slalom. I played team sports all through high school and enjoyed them all. Can’t say that I have a favorite.

It wasn’t until later in life that I learned the joy of running and biking. I have now finished multiple marathons, a half iron man, and lots of other events. It’s not the races that I actually enjoy, in fact I dread race day. Its always about the friends and adventures that I have getting to race day that makes it all worth while.

Now a days, I am a triathlon coach of a team of Women in Round Rock. I am a mother of two “Tweens”, I work with and coordinate the parents of special needs children in the RRISD, I help emerging new small businesses, I love putting on fantastic events and my favorite thing to do is cheering people on as they finish something that they thought they could never accomplish.

Everyday, I try to learn something new and make sure that I make everyday great!

Alicia Hawley



Owner & Managing Director : Panther

Panther (aka “Phil Carmical”) is the founder of the Austin Duathletes and its original and current president. He founded the AD in 2004 when he realized that he had a love for the sport of duathlon as its own sport, and not as a watered-down winter training program for triathletes. Finding other organizations lacking in their support for duathlon and not finding any duathlons in Austin, he founded the Austin Duathletes, which put on its first race and first pub run in 2005. By 2008, there were no fewer than 6 annual duathlons in Austin, and every running group, store, and organization was putting on pub runs, AD-style. Panther is also a co-owner
of East End Fitness and Scrivener Publishing and has been coaching with Rogue Training Systems since 2004.

Panther is a certified personal trainer, a past certified running coach with the RRCA, and previously a certified coach for USA Cycling. Having been on the cover of Austin Runner, featured in The Austin American-Statesman, appeared on Fox’s local news show, “Good Day Austin,” and written about on numerous running and multi-sport websites, Panther is, himself, an accomplished runner and duathlete. He was the 2006 Texas state champion for his age group in duathlon, winner of the Texas “Cyclist of the Year” award for 2006 from Clif Bar, was 2nd place overall finisher and 1st overall masters finisher in the 2010 and 2011 New Braunfels
Marathon and 2nd overall finisher in the 2010 Double Decker Marathon. He was the overall masters winner of two trail running series, the Rogue Spring Series and the Rogue Fall Series, winning first overall masters in 4 of 5 races. With many other top placings in races and too many top placings by his athletes to count, Panther is one of the best-known coaches and trainers in the Austin area.

Panther has coached duathletes and triathletes to national and world championships, has helped dozens of runners qualify for the Boston Marathon, and has coached runners to sub-3 hour marathons and sub-5 hour century bike rides. He has also worked with literally hundreds of first-time marathoners and half marathoners, helping them cross the finish line and achieve their dreams. He has also worked with a number of athletes with physical issues, such as diabetes, heart problems, blood pressure problems, and other issues that are normally obstacles to running. In every case, his athletes have not only completed marathons, but PR’d by 20, 30, or even 40 minutes.



Our Wonderful Board Members

Cara Kirkpatrick : Race Logistics