Mary is a dedicated runner and coach who loves the sport of running and helping others to achieve their personal health and fitness goals. She has been coaching runners of all ages and abilities since 2001. She is a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and a certified Health and Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Mary was a competitive gymnast from childhood through college. After graduating from college at Virginia Tech, Mary retired from gymnastics and began running to maintain fitness and keep in shape. The dedication and determination she learned as a child through gymnastics quickly drove to her success as a competitive runner.
Mary is a top regional runner. She holds 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 ½ marathon and 3:01:36 for the marathon.
As a coach and athlete, Ian strikes a unique balance of hard work, competitive drive and the ability to make workouts a fun and rewarding experience. Ian has guided a number of All-State and All-American athletes, and has garnered numerous individual honors. He truly loves his time away from managing The Running Store to help the many adult runners in the area looking to improve their times or just to get together to share their love of exercise. Ian is the director of the Adult Running Club and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team having had a superb collegiate and professional career including:
• Member of Team USA at World Cross Country Championships
• Two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier
• Six-time Big Ten Champion (Indoor/Outdoor Track)
• Six-time All-American (Indoor/Outdoor Track & Cross Country)
• Recorded several sub four-minute miles