Race Team Spotlight: Beth Meadows

Race Team Spotlight: Beth Meadows

If you've been around NRC during the past few years, you've probably run into race team member Beth Meadows. Whether it's catching her at 6 a.m. for RunWEST's group runs, joining her on Wednesdays at East Nasty, out on the trails with RunWILD, or just kicking back at the store--Beth is a vital member of the NRC family. This past month, Beth set out to race her first 100 miler back in her home state of Alabama. Read on to hear about Beth's journey on the trails!

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A Race For the Ages: Kent Holder

A Race For the Ages: Kent Holder

Over Labor Day Weekend, Manchester, Tennessee hosted it's first 100 mile race. And unlike most ultra-marathons - half of the runners were over 60 years old! That's because A Race For the Ages had a unique set-up. Unlike traditional ultra-marathons that have the same time cut-off time for participants, ARFTA formatted the cut-off to parallel the runner's age: each runner would get an hour to run for their age. 76 year old Washington native, Kent Holder, shared his story of how he got involved in ultra-racing and what drew him to this unique race. We hope that Kent's story inspires you to keep running and reminds you that you can achieve what you set out to do!

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Steven McNeal: Bryce 100

Steven McNeal: Bryce 100

Steven McNeal, NRC employee, raced his second ultra-marathon on June 5-6, 2015 at Bryce Canyon. Steven started running in ultra-marathons in 2012, and he completed his first hundred mile run, The Bear 100, in September 2014. He completed The Bear in 34 hours, 2 minutes. This time around at Bryce 100, he finished in 32 hours, 49 minutes, which was a new personal best. 117 people started Bryce 100 and 76 finished; Steven was finisher 61. To hear more about his experience and why he was drawn to this second ultra-marathon, read our interview here.

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If the Shoe Fits...

If the Shoe Fits...

Whether you're in the middle of training for an ultra-marathon, or you're just starting out on your running endeavor, it's important to be in a shoe that fits well. At first glance, a running specialty store may seem intimidating to someone who is just starting their running endeavor. But in order to avoid some aches and pains that sometimes accompany running, it’s important to be fitted in a shoe that will aide you in your training needs.

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Amputee Blade Runners: 5FIVE15 Campaign

Amputee Blade Runners: 5FIVE15 Campaign

On May 7th at 6pm, Nashville Running Company will be joining the Amputee Blade Runners for their 5FIVE15 Campaign. We're excited to partner with this great cause and help them in reaching their campaign goals! Often times, we take for granted the ability to set out on a run whenever we please. This is a great opportunity to use our passions to help others in our community! Below is an interview with Amputee Blade Runner's Executive Director, Trey Barclay. Read on to find out more ways that you can get involved with the 5FIVE15 Campaign!

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Small Business, Big Heart

Small Business, Big Heart

When Nashville Running Company owner, Lee Wilson, first dreamed of opening up a running store, he was drawn to the concept of small business. With small businesses, it's easier to be involved in the community and invest well in those around you. And that's what he envisioned for this endeavor: a small business with a big heart.

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