Bob has been a competitive long distance runner for more than forty years and has completed more than 90 marathons and ultra-marathons. Although having only mediocre athletic talent, his enthusiasm for the sport is unyielding. While he doesn't recommend the practice, he once maintained a streak of nearly 16 years without missing a day of running. His marathon PR is 2:36 and his only claim to fame is his wife, Laura.
Laura is a retired international class long distance runner. She represented the USA seventeen times as a member of the National Team, including the World Cross Country Championships, World Cup of Track & Field, IAAF World Championship Road Race and Pan American Games. She has traveled the world extensively on the Professional Road Racing Circuit and competed in the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 US Olympic Team Trials. Her 10K PR is 32:30.
Hailey Coll has grown up at the Eugene Running Company. She knows almost everything about running shoes! An accomplished athlete, she has represented the United States National Soccer Team in international competition. She enjoys cooking and a variety of outdoor activities like surfing, rock climbing and cycling. She is currently studying nutrition in college.
Rick’s passion for running evolved out of the desire to develop and maintain a quality level of physical and psychological fitness. Over the past 30+ years, Rick has completed a plethora of organized road and trail running events ranging from 5 kilometers to the ultra-distances. Two of Rick’s notable marathons were the 100th and 120th Boston Marathons. Rick has a marathon PR of 2:57:08
In addition to Kathy's running experience and past employment at a running specialty store, Kathy brings an intimate knowledge of our community. Kathy is a long time Eugene resident who is very involved in the track & field community. She is an Oregon Track Club Masters board member and also volunteers for the Daisy Ducks (University of Oregon booster club).
Originally from England, Colin moved to Track Town USA in 2014. Already an avid cyclist, he discovered a passion for running. After competing in many 5k races, Colin graduated to run several half marathons and the Eugene marathon. Colin usually runs 5-10 miles while listening to his 80’s music. Favorite run: Cal Young neighborhood. Colin has run in many of the shoes offered at Eugene Running Company, so is able to advise customers as to the best shoe for their needs.
Originally from a small town in Missouri, Cameron ran briefly in high school after being introduced to the sport by his stepdad, Jimmy. Cameron's passion for running grew once moving to Eugene, Oregon in 2018. His goals remain within the 5k, but does plan to complete a marathon within the coming years.
Mary's passion for running began in high school and continued through college as she ran for UC Irvine. Mary is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Oregon in Political Science and trains now for longer distances. Mary's running accomplishments include being a 4 time Boston qualifier and a 3:06 marathon pr.
I’m originally from Napa, California and began running in high school for both cross country and track. My running career began with being coached by Liisa Heinonen-Miller, daughter of University Oregon’s most winning coach ever Tom Heinonen who I now run for on the UO Running Club team. My major is Environmental Studies with a focus on policy. My specialty is middle distance and my events are the 800, 1500 &, 1600.