Owners

  • 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 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….”