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Jim

Meet Jim! Jim is a South central PA native, who calls Chambersburg home now. Jim was a competitive scholastic distance runner at Mechanicsburg High and later at Millersville University. He coached high school distance runners at Boiling Springs High and is now coaching hurdles at Chambersburg High.

Jim worked as a manager at a local, independently owned & operated, run specialty shoe store (Appalachian Running Company - Chambersburg) in PA for almost 4 years, serving as a Chambersburg Road Runners Club (CRRC) board member, was certified as a Pedorthist last year, is now in "Foot/Health Nerd" training w/ The Foot Collective.

He is currently working professionally in a community mobilization capacity as a youth substance use preventionist. Jim is 3 years into transitioning to more minimal and natural footwear and loves running various distances+surfaces and walking/being barefoot often. He's 2 years into a primarily plant-based whole foods diet/lifestyle, and is passionate about the many facets of health and movement.
Jim is a husband and "doggy dad" expecting to become a 1st-time (human) dad this year! (CONGRATS!)
PRs: 1 mi - 4:22, 3K steeplechase - 9:21, 5K - 15:10, 10K - 33:32, half marathon - 1:16, marathon - 2:41

Thanks for being apart of our Thunder Squad and being an inspiration to us, Jim!