Runner’s Edge Staff and Running Shoe Experts
Tom started racing Cross-Country where he grew up in Seattle in 1982 and was running half marathons by age 16. He ran for Emory University and was the head CC coach at FAU in 1995-97. Tom has run many marathons from Boston, Marine Corp, Chicago (2:58), New York and Disney and was a 17:10 5K runner. Tom is married to Julie and has two kids Ryan(9) and Andrew (8) so he spends as much time chasing the kids as running these days but his passion is with coaching runners and he still loves to run! Tom likes to run in Asics Gel-Nimbus and the Nike Zoom Vomero.
Carol, a 1992 USA Women’s Olympic Marathon participant, was a nationally ranked masters runner from 1990 – 1994. She is the holder of 2 overall Women’s Marathon Titles and 9 Master’s Marathon titles with a marathon PR of 2:43:26. Carol also coached adult education track classes for 15 years and was the FAU Women’s Cross Country coach from 1992- 1996. She is the mother of 5 children and the proud grandmother of nine year old Eric and surrogate grandmother to Ryan and Andrew……
Eddie ran both Cross Country and Track for the University of Florida and continues to race on both the road and track. Eddie likes to train in Nike Zoom Vomero, Adidas Adios Boost, Hoka Conquest and the Mizuno Wave Sayonara.
Casey has been at the Runner’s Edge since 2005. His running background includes high school track at Boca High (Long Jump, 400, 800) and Cross Country at FAU . In addition, he has completed numerous 5ks and the 2010 Disney Full Marathon. When he isn’t running, Casey can be found racing Mountain Bikes and Paddle Boards. He has completed various events including 100 mile, 12 Hour , 24 Hour, and the Pisgah MTB Stage Race. Casey’s shoes of choice are the Mizuno Wave Rider and Adidas Glide Boost.
Harrie has been at the Runner’s Edge for seven years and has been a staple on the local competitive running scene for nearly twenty years. His favorite shoes include the Brooks Trance and Asics GT-2000.
Brandon is an avid ultra runner. he has run from Florida to Michigan twice to raise money for cancer. He has been running for 9 years and is very passionate about the sport. Also loves to help people. Brandon’s favorite shoes include the Hoka Bondi and the Asics Gel Nimbus (Brandon, by no coincidence, also named his cat ‘Nimbus’).
Katie P runs for Florida Atlantic University’s Track and Cross Country teams. Katie works on both the running and tennis sides of the store. Her favorite shoes include the Nike Zoom Vomero, Adidas Energy Boost and Mizuno Wave Inspire
Speedy Mike V handles online sales along with other sales responsibilities at the Runner’s Edge. Mike competes in Cross Country and Track for Florida Atlantic University. His favorite shoes include the Hoka Stinson, Nike Zoom Victory and Pearl Izumi H3.
Carson works in both running and tennis. She is a student at Florida Atlantic University and trains avidly in the sport of CrossFit. She also enjoys riding horses. Her favorite shoes include the Nike Free and Inov8 F-Lite 195.
Sam has been running over 35 years. His major focus has been the Marathon, completing over 50 marathons and finishing mostly all of them under 3 hours. Sam’s approach is simple but his wealth of experience can be lent to any level of runner. Most importantly he is still willing to learn. Sam’s Favorite shoes include the Nike Air Pegasus and Brooks Ghost.
Lacey has a passion for teaching and coaching. During the week she teaches first grade and coaches soccer and track. On the weekend she works at the store. She loves helping customers find the perfect shoe for their feet and talking to them about their goals and life. When she is not working or coaching, she is an avid triathlete. She competes in many local races from sprint to half-iron distance. Her goal is to do a full ironman. Her favorite color is pink and she believes everyone should smile and give 8 hugs a day.
Audrey grew up in both Scotland and South Africa prior to moving to the US in 1998. She started running in her mid-thirties and has since been a competitive runner in all distances ranging from 5K up to the marathon. Audrey is an avid photographer; if she is not racing, then she is most likely taking race photos! Audrey’s favorite shoes include the Brooks Ghost and Newton Gravity.