Ian Connor – President & CEO. Ian attended Ohio State University where he double majored in Exercise Science and Psychology. He was a member of their cross country, indoor & outdoor track teams where he earned all-american honors. Since graduating from college, Ian has enjoyed an exciting career as a professional athlete and private coach. He qualified for the Olympic trials and had the honor of representing our great country on several world teams.
Mary Davison – Apparel Buyer & TRS Adult Professional Coaching Director. Mary has been a competitive athlete all her life. She began competing in gymnastics as a child and retired from the sport after graduating from Virginia Tech. The dedication and determination she learned as a child through gymnastics quickly drove her to success as a competitive distance runner. Mary is a top regional runner with personal best times of 18:15 for the 5k, 29:45 for the 8k, 37:38 for the 10k, 1:03:01 for 10 miles, 1:24:42 for the 1/2 Marathon and 3:01:36 for the marathon.
Mary is a certified Health and Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America. Since 2001, Mary has worked with runners of all levels from beginners to Boston Marathon qualifiers. Mary is currently the Director of The Running Store’s Professional Training Programs and The Running Store’s Apparel Buyer.
Alisa Harvey. Alisa is a Northern Virginia native. Since her high school days at Thomas Jefferson she has dedicated her life to athletics. She graduated with a BA in Speech Communications from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) where she was the 1986 NCAA Champion in the 1500M. In 2006, she was inducted into the Lady Volunteer Hall of Fame.
Alisa was the 800 meter and 1500 meter champion at the 2007 U.S. Masters Outdoor T&F Championships, where she was also named USA Track & Field 2007 Masters Athlete of the Year. She is the World Record Holder of the indoor Masters mile (4:47.26) and holds the following U.S. Masters records: 2:07.57 for 800 meters, 4:46.29 for the mile outdoors, 2:05.75 for 800 meters, and 4:26.18 for 1500 meters indoors. In addition to the track, Alisa enjoys racing on the roads in any distance from a 5K to the marathon. She is a four-time winner of the Army Ten-Miler and posted a personal best of 2:49.26 at the 1999 Richmond Marathon. In addition to working part-time at The Running Store, she also writes “On The Track” articles for The Washington Running Report and is a competitive Elite Masters runner.
Pam Stewart. Pam runs just enough to balance out her love for junk food. She is an avid hiker and cyclist, and has recently taken up spin to enhance her workouts.
Liz Truschel. Liz fell in love with the sport of cross country after watching her oldest son’s first race. Eight years later and with two more sons participating in the sport, she is still a great fan. She has volunteered at and sponsored many racing events at Brentsville High School. She was team mom for six years (perhaps a record). After working for Prince William County Schools for ten years, she decided to do something that involves her love of running, walking, and just living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Lisa McArthur. When Lisa isn’t at The Running Store you can find her on a track somewhere as she has three daughters who are all runners. Lisa also is a photographer for high school track & field, cross country for MileStat, and a national photographer for MileSplit.