If you’ve ever shopped at our Burke store, then you have most likely been greeted and helped by Jack Rock our awesome store manager! In addition to managing our Burke store, Jack is also a senior at George Mason. Jack started running track in high school to stay in shape but ended up loving it! Jack didn’t shy away from the tough events. In fact, his favorite race is the steeplechase! Next time you need new shoes, be sure to stop by the Burke store to meet Jack!
Q U I C K Q U E S T I O N S
Runner Full Name: Jack Rock , =PR= Burke Store Manager
Age Category: 20-29
Favorite PR Race: Reston 10 Miler
How did you get started running, walking, or racing? I started track in High School to stay in shape and I ended up enjoying it
Favorite Race Memory: Running my mile PR or my first steeplechase race
Favorite Running Event/Distance? Steeplechase of any distance!
What is your favorite part about running and or racing? I love the competitive side of running but also connecting with a lot of cool people.
Who is your biggest cheerleader/supporter? My Mom!
What is your Spirit Animal? Why? Hammerhead Shark because they are pretty cool & I love the water
What is your life’s motto? Words to live by? “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
3 Fun Facts About Yourself: Outside of running I really enjoy cars and fishkeeping! I am also a senior at GMU
Favorite places to run or train: Burke Lake Park
Top 2 things to have for a race or run: (Must Have Items)
My Garmin, and a pair of fresh Nike Peg Turbos
Your last run/walk was: in the rain!
Your last race was: was pre-COVID
If I wasn’t running I’d be . . . taking a nap
My favorite post run/race meal is . . . beef jerky
What advice do you have for a new runner? The first couple miles are always the hardest! After that it isn’t too bad
Tell us a little more about yourself . . . =PR= Burke is the best PR store!