|Chris Jakubek, Store Manager
Hometown: Everywhere, USA (i.e., Navy family that moved a lot....)
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Running Experience and Accomplishments: Chris was a sprinter and pole vaulter during his HS career and has served as a Sprint Coach at WT Woodson HS since 2004 and is a VHSL Certified Coach. Chris has completed the MCM three times. Chris uses the Galloway method for his distance training and races to stay injury free.
Favorite....Quote: "God determines how fast you're going to run; I can help only with the mechanics." -- Bill Bowerman
Hometown: Sterling, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Mackenzie played recreational soccer growing up and ran only a couple seasons of track while in high school. It wasn't until early 2007 that she found her passion for fitness after re-joining a local gym. She became a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, teaching various formats of the trade. Mainly running for her own benefit and enjoyment, of the mid-distance races she has ran, the Spartan Sprint is her #1 favorite.
Favorite....Quotes: "Excuses won’t help you cross the finish line.” “No matter how fast or slow you’re running, you’re lapping everyone still on their couch.”
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Tom has spent the past 30 years racing and competing in on the track and road and in triathlon. He has completed over 300 races from the 5K to the 1/2 Ironman, and was the 2004 DC Road Runners Masters Runner of the Year.
Favorite....Race: Tim Harmon 5K (held annually in June in Fairfax, VA) -- Tom is the Race Director of this event held in memory of a friend.
Hometown: Amherst, NH
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Rory began running competatively in the 4th grade and now as a member of the =PR= racing team continues to compete in numerous road races from 5K to half marathons. In the spring of 2010, he ran his first ever marathon and ran a qualifying time for Boston. Rory has been coaching track and cross country at Thomas Edison High School since 2005 and is also an assistant coach with the =PR= High School Summer Training Program. He is also a VHSL certified coach and a USA T&F certified offcial. Rory's favorite local place to run is the Manassas Battlefields.
Favorite....quotes: “Life is short... running makes it seem longer.”
“Learn to run while feeling the pain: then push harder. It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse."
"You have to forget your last race before you run another. Your mind can't know what's coming."
Hometown: Oakton, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Kim ran intermittently throughout high school and college but it was not until 6 years after the birth of her fourth and last child that she began to run and race consistently. She has enjoyed every race distance from the 5k to ½ marathon until last March when she ran her first marathon (3:23) and qualified for Boston. Now she loves the marathon and is currently training towards that race distance. Kim currently races on one of the PRR race teams.
Favorite.... Runs: Putting on my running shoes very early in the morning and exploring new cities, towns, and national parks when our family travels throughout the US and Canada on camping trips, Prince Edward Island and Acadia National Park being some of the best!
Running Experience and Accomplishments: In high school, Blake was a member of one of the top XC programs in the country his senior year (boys ranked #3; girls ranked #1). He later went on to set a PR of 31:00 in the 10k and compete in the NCAA national XC meet.
Favorite....Racing Memory: Blake proposed to his wife after running the Army Ten-Miler in 2006
Hometown: Miami, FL
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Moise was a 12 time All-American while at the University of Florida. He competed for Haiti in the 2004 Olympics and has been a member of four World Championship teams. Moise is currently training and racing on the track at the national and international level.
Favorite....racing memory: "During high school I won the mile in a meet at the Gulfstream Horse Racing Track in South Florida. It was televised live to an audience of over a million and there were hundreds in the stands."
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Kristy started running 2 years after she had her 2nd child. She started with 5Ks, 10Ks, 10 mile and ran her first half marathon in 2005. Kristy’s initial goal was to complete just one marathon in her lifetime. After completing her first marathon in 2006 in Toronto, Canada, Kristy became passionate with running and completed 11 marathons including Boston and Berlin. Kristy’s goal is to continue to run new marathons that she has never ran before.
Favorite....Place to Run: C&O Canal Towpath between mile marker 5 and 22
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Kylene played soccer all through high school, then played soccer and swam in college. At the time, running was limited to conditioning for soccer. But, once collegiate sports were over, Kylene found herself running more! Kylene finished my first trail half marathon in June and continues to race at the 5K-10 mile distance. Currently Kylene is training for another half marathon and contemplating whether to give in to the peer pressure of fellow co-workers and attempt a marathon!
Favorite....Time to run: "5:30 AM with my mom!"
Hometown:Pine Island, New York
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Caitlyn ran her first race at the age of 29. Since then she has raced and trained with running clubs in New York, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio and Virginia. She has completed 8 marathons (with a PR of 3:07), as well as 8 50k's, the JFK 50 miler, open water swim races (both ocean and lake), and a triathlon. She is an NSCA certified personal trainer and an RRCA certified distance running coach.
Favorite....Running Memory: "Accidentally winning the second race I ever ran - the Vestal 20k in Vestal (near Binghamton) New York. The only person more surprised than me was my mother who had come out to cheer me on and was worried I would "faint" from running in 90 degree heat. I was only running as cross-training for swimming then and had the slowest winning time since 1980-something, but it was the start of an addiction."
Hometown: Ashland, OH
Running Experience and Accomplishments: Todd has finished multiple marathons and 50-Milers. His marathon finishes include a PR of 3:30.16 (BQ) at the 2009 National Marathon. The 2010 MCM will be Todd's 5th MCM and 9th marathon overall. Todd has completed the JFK 50-Mile twice, with a PR of 9:56 in 2008. This year will be Todd's 3rd go at JFK! A commercial pilot, Todd has the chance to run in lots of cool places.
Favorite....Places to Run: Along the Main River in Frankfurt, Germany, along the Sihl River in Zurich, Switzerland, and the good old Fairfax County Cross Count Trail (CCT)