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."
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.
Ashleigh has been running marathons since she was 16. She achieved a huge goal of hers this spring by running in the Boston Marathon and finishing in 3:20. She participates in her home town marathon (Ogden, Utah) every year.
Her next biggest goal is not any running course, but getting back to school to study secondary education.
After chasing six year olds for 30 years, Becky now runs for the fun of it! She loves being outdoors and gardening. She's proud to be a third generation native of this beautiful state. Becky also loves running all over the state to be with her favorite people-her kids!!!!
Kristin started running 22 years ago when she failed the 1 mile run test for PE class. She ran her first half marathon 2 years later at 14 years old, and since then has run many more half and full marathons, qualifying for the 2019 Boston Marathon. When not running she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids, and hopes one day to get as much sleep as a normal person!
After 23 years of living in Michigan, Nick has moved to Colorado to pursue his running career. He ran his way through school at Mason Consolidated in Erie, MI qualifying for the State Championships several times and became State Champion in cross country. He attended Eastern Michigan University where he earned six Mid-American Conference Championship titles and eventually achieved All-American status in cross country. Nick loves helping others pursue their passions whether big or small. He believes any size dream can become reality.
Rachel grew up running cross country and playing soccer in the sunny state of Florida. After hiking the John Muir trail in 2014, she decided distance running needed to become her new fix. She set a goal to complete her first ever ultra-marathon and qualify for Boston, and is pleased to report both were a success. When not at work, you can find her exploring the outdoors, chatting nutrition with anyone who will listen to her, or spending time with her family and friends.
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.
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, and pretty much anything done in the Colorado Mountains are a few of her favorite things to do. At CRC, she can mainly be found behind the scenes.