=PR= Owners and Management Team
|Cathy Pugsley, Owner
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: After racing in high school in northern Virginia, Cathy went on to compete collegiately at William & Mary, and post-collegiately with the Reebok Enclave. After some years focusing on the marathon distance, she hopes to "return to her roots" as a Masters runner and run some fast times (for a 40 year old) in the shorter races. Cathy also lives (and competes) vicariously through others through coaching!
Favorite....thing about owning a running store: Not wearing a business suit and heels again. Ever.
|Ray Pugsley, Owner
Hometown: Mendham, NJ
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Ray raced collegiately at Dartmouth College. A cross country lover, he's been going strong for 30 years -- he was the US Junior National Cross Country Champion in 1988, and finished second in the US Masters Cross Country race in 2009 and 2013. Ray finished sixth in the finals of the Men's 5000M at the Olympic Trials in 1996. With a 5000M PR of 13:42, Ray still enjoys seeing how fast he can go as a Master. Ray takes advantage of his extensive experience with both training and injuries by coaching adults through the PR Running Club, which was created in 2001.
Favorite....thing about getting older: "Out-racing people who are younger than I am."
|Brendan Shapiro, Owner
Hometown: McLean, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Brendan competed in cross-country and track in northern Virginia throughout high school. In college, he continued his track and field career, focusing on the field events. Brendan has maintained his ties to the high school running scene, serving as a volunteer coach for field events at both Langley and Lake Braddock High Schools. An avid runner himself, Brendan is an MCM finisher and participated in several corporate events.
Favorite....guilty pleasure of owning a running store: "I have more shoes in my closet than any self-respecting man should."
|Margie Shapiro, Owner
Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Margie competes on the International Triathlon Union professional circuit, represented the US at the 2007 World Championships, and was a 2008 USA Triathlon National Team Member and is still a US Olympic hopeful. Margie has been racing triathlons and the occasional road race since graduating from Georgetown University, where she competed in cross country and track. Margie coaches runners through the PR Running Club/PR Training Programs.. She also spent six years coaching local high school cross country and track.
Favorite....piece of advice: "It's all about time management...."
|Brian Cunningham, Director of Staff Training (and Coach!)
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Brian competed collegiately at William and Mary, posting PRs of 1:50 for 800, 4:06 for the mile, and 14:50 for 5K. After some post-collegiate racing representing Fila, Brian moved into the coaching world at both W&M and the University of Texas-Pan American. Brian currently is a lead member of the coaching team for PR Training Programs.
Hometown: Centreville, VA
Favorite....piece of advice: "Train like you'll run forever. Race like it's your last."
|Keira D'Amato, Marketing Manager
Hometown: Oakton, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Keira is a local grad of Oakton H.S., where she competed in cross country and track. She went on to race collegiately for American University. Keira was a four time Division I All-American in Track and Cross Country posting PRs of 4:38 for the mile, 9:15 for 3k, and 16:09 for the 5k. Her top finish was 6th place at NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2005. Keira now enjoys being part of the racing scene by DJing and announcing at the =PR= Race Series events!
Favorite....Motivational Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0zVPZBykSE
|Jeannette Dumbrell, Apparel Buyer
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Jeanette began running at age 30 to help in her quest to kick a 15-year smoking habit. She couldn't run a mile. Ten years and too many races to count (of just about every distance including 13 marathons) later, she is now chasing PRs at 40, including her goal of a sub 3 hour marathon. Jeanette can identify with just about every runner, having developed from a 5:30+ back of the pack marathoner to a PR 3.06 and everything in between.
Favorite....place to run: "The Towpath from Georgetown with my running buddies." (Where she lives out her motto: "If you can't be fast, be fabulous.")
|Scott Raczko, Event Management (and Coach!)
Hometown: Swanton, OH
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Scott has over 15 years of specialty running store experience and has been coaching and organizing running events for over 18 years. He coaches several professional athletes and is also the Head Track & Field Coach at South Lakes High School.
Favorite....idea: "Everything is possible."
|Dave Miller, Operations Manager & Footwear Buyer
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Dave ran all four years in high school before competing briefly for James Madison University. After college he raced on the roads (5k – marathon) for 10 years before moving on to bike racing.
Favorite....Quote: All day, every day.
|Carl Schmieg, Accessories Buyer
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Carl began running about 10 years ago in order to help quit smoking. Although it started out slow and painful it is now fun and relaxing. Now he runs simply for pleasure and to supplement his poor diet.
Favorite... Place to Run: Great Falls Park