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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Born in Chicago and raised in Dallas, Katie has been lucky to call Colorado Springs her home for the past four years. A recent graduate from Colorado College and current middle school student-teacher, Katie loves to run, read books, and eat pizza.
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!!!!
Conor first fell in love with Running in the second grade after he watched his Dad run a 5k back home in New Hampshire. Since then, Conor has found a way to incorporate running (or some aspect of it) into his life every day. After New Hampshire, Conor moved to Colorado to study at and compete for Colorado College. His love for the state caused him to stay after graduation and consider Colorado a new home. He hopes to bring his zeal and love for Colorado and running to CRC in hopes that it will inspire customers to match his enthusiasm. When he's not out and about enjoying the colorful state's beer and/or running scenes, Conor is listening to music of various genres from various decades.