JohnAKA: The Big Cheese
John has been a runner since 1967. He went from being a 100 yard dash sprinter in High School, to running 10,000 meters by his last race in college. These days he enjoys running with his wife Cindy and their dogs. His favorite running saying is, "It's supposed to be fun."
Peter has spent the last 30 years running all over the world in a variety of races with many great runners. His passion for the sport is what drives him to mentor other runners, as well as making sure anyone coming into the store ends up with the right pair of shoes and a has a good time finding them.
Originally from Chicago, Don moved to Colorado because of his love of skiing and snowboarding. He began running while recovering from an injury. He was fitted for his first real running shoes at The Colorado Running Company and also trained for his first marathon in a program sponsored by the store. He’s since done 10 marathons, hundreds of other races, and numerous triathlons. He came to CRC after working for a big chain store so that he could give every customer that walks through the door the high level of service they deserve.
Sara is the Assistant Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach for UCCS and the Assistant Cross Country Coach for Palmer High School. She brings to CRC her knowledge of running, exercise science, and health promotion. With strong ties in the running community, she loves to help people find their perfect shoe and achieve their running goals.
A Colorado native, Lindsay began running in high school for her track team. Now she runs mostly to maintain her sanity while raising three children, working, and attending school. Hiking, camping, rafting, and snowboarding in the Colorado Mountains are a few of her favorite things to do. At CRC, she can mainly be found behind the scenes.
Brent's running career began at Limon HS where he was a state champion and helped his team to multiple team titles. At McPherson College, he was a national qualifier in cross country and a conference champion at 1500m. After college, Brent spent two years as an assistant coach at Baker University before landing the position of Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach for Kansas Wesleyan University. Spending five years as the head coach, Brent coached 36 National Qualifiers and over 125 All Conference Athletes. He has now returned home to be closer to family and continue training.
Hi, my name is Melissa, but you can call me “M”. I was raised in Colorado, mostly Colorado Springs. My passion for trail running started 12 years ago and lead to mountain trail racing. I have captured 1st’s, 2nd’s, 3rd’s, overall top 10’s, and age group awards in many local mid to long distance events. I believe running is a matter of collaboration and focus on smart training methods, the right shoes, functional gear, proper fuel, and recovery supported by reliable resources, and last but not least, keeping it fun! I look forward to helping you get out and enjoy the tranquility of our mountain range.
Sophie is originally from California, but has fallen in love with Colorado and all her new state has to offer. A self-proclaimed non-runner growing up, she did not start running regularly until she was in law school and ran her first half marathon. She was hooked! Sophie enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Orville Reden Bachar, and hopes to one day match the speed of her fast paced pooch.
Justine is a student at UCCS studying nursing with the goal of being a NICU nurse. She has spent most of her educational career in music programs and team sports. She recently focused in on running as another way to be outdoors. Justine enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, and rock climbing as well.
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