Runners Phil & Kristen Reiss

Kristen and Phil Reiss, Jr. met in 2011. Kristen had been friends with Katy Reiss, who was Phil’s younger sister. Katy and Kristen had become friends as undergraduate students, and Kristen was introduced to Phil at Katy’s wedding.  Kristen and Phil hit it off and started dating shortly after Katy’s wedding. Within a couple of… Read more »

Runner Tammy Marquis

Tammy Marquis grew up in a large Italian-American family. Her best friends during her childhood were her siblings and numerous cousins. One of those cousins was named Susan Jaciow. As children, Tammy, Susan and the rest of the cousins all worked together in the family’s farm business. They were constantly at one another’s homes.   Tammy… Read more »

Runner Jack Pattie

Jack Pattie’s family has endured several tragic losses over the years. Of the nine original members of the Pattie family, only four are still surviving. Every single loss was tragic and heartbreaking, but Jack struggled most with the loss of his oldest brother Jimmy. Jack explains, “We had dealt with sudden loss in our family… Read more »

Runner/Spartan Roodley Preval

Roodley Preval had run competitively as a young man in high school and college. He was a middle distance runner who focused primarily on the 800 meter distance. In 2013, he happened to come across results from his very first road race, which he had completed in 1994 as a high school student. He saw… Read more »

Runner Justin Murphy

Justin Murphy has some lofty running goals for 2015. As he discusses his upcoming races, Justin admits that he faced some obstacles recently. He explains, “I am coming off of a broken foot right now. I have been in a walking boot for a few weeks, but it is coming off on Tuesday. I will… Read more »