Meet the Staff                   
                                                                                        
Ian Connor
President & CEO

Ian attended The Ohio State University where he double majored in Exercise Science and Pshychology. He was a member of their Cross Country, Indoor & Outdoor Track teams where he earned All-American honors. Since graduating from college, Ian 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. Ian and his lovely wife Asia are anxiously awaiting the birth of their first runner this spring.
Matt Reece
General Manager & COO

Matt started running in middle school. He later ran track and cross-country for Osbourn Park High School year around.Matt is still very much in love with everything running, whether it be high mileage weeks or the latest shoes.

  Jordan McDougal
Assistant Manager & Director of Youth Running Programs


Jordan attended Liberty University where he majored in Kinesiology and competed on the track and cross country teams. While at Liberty he earned several conference titles and was part of the 2006 US Junior Cross Country team that competed at the World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. His PR’s are 3:50 for the 1500m, 14:00.13 for the 5k and 29:34 for the 10k. Jordan lives in Linden with his wife Leah, son Kilian and Siberian husky, Kira.
 

Mary Davison
Apparel Buyer & TRS Adult Professional Coaching Director

Mary has been a competitive athlete all of her life. She began competing in gymnastics as a child and retired from the sport after graduating from Virginia Tech. After college, Mary began running to maintain fitness and keep in shape. 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. She loves running and racing!

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. Mary currently resides in Bristow, VA with her husband Eric and two sons - Justin and Ryan.
  
Alisa Harvey

Alisa Harvey 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 5K to 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. Alisa is married to Les McFarling and the mother of two daughters, Virginia and Kyah. 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. Pam has two daughters - Becky, who runs competitively, and Emily, who plays volleyball and lacrosse. Her husband, Dave, has been addicted to running for the last 25 years.
Liz Truschel

Liz fell in love with the sport of cross country after watching her oldest son Matthew's first race. Eight years later and with two more sons, Ben and Eric, participating in the sport, she is still a great fan. She and her husband, Mike, have 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.








Myra Kinder

Myra first started running with her mother in 7th grade. While not being a real big fan of the sport for the first year, she fell in love with it after her first few weeks of high school cross country. She ran cross country, indoor and outdoor track at Brentsville High School Myra is currently studying at the University of Mary Washington where she is in the German program and the Education program.












Michael Kurcina


Mike has been a running enthusiast for over 35 years and has a passion for helping others with their fitness goals. He loves doing all of his sports in the outdoors (hiking, Mt. biking, trail running, rucking, ultra running, as well as shooting and tactics) because there are no boundaries. It's enormous yet puts him into perspective because there's always possibility.






Tyler Giller

Tyler first started running in 2007 as a freshman at Brentsville High School.  He ran Cross Country in the Fall and the 400, 500 and 800 during Winter and Spring Track.  He kept up running after high school, racing anything from the mile to half marathons.  Tyler now attends George Mason University working towards a degree in Kinesiology and will be commissioning into the US Army in the Spring of 2015 through ROTC.


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