Meet the Staff
Mark is the owner of Runners’ Retreat. He is the cross country coach at Handley High School, and an avid runner himself. He ran in college at Virginia Tech, Go Hokies! When he is not at work or on a run he enjoys coin collecting, learning about his family history, and trap shooting!
Laura was grew up in Wilmington, NC. She is an avid runner and is getting into trail running. Her all-time favorite race is the Dominion Energy Trail Run in Richmond, where she placed first in her age group! Her hobbies outside of running are cooking, money management, and exercise.
Chris is a 2023 graduate from Sherando High School where he ran cross country and track. He has PR’s of 4:54 in the 1600m, and 10:46 in the 3200m. He has a huge passion for running and all the latest gear to make you faster! He will be attending Laurel Ridge Community College with hopes to transfer to UVA.
Molly is a 2021 graduate from Sherando High School where she ran track and cross country. She has PR’s of 3:25:17 in the marathon and 5:25 in the 1600m. She is attending VCU and graduating with a degree in Special Education and a minor in Military Science (Army ROTC).
Colin is a 2021 graduate from James Wood High School where he ran cross country and track and swam. He recently graduated from Laurel Ridge Community College and is furthering his education at VCU where he will be majoring in Product and Brand Management Marketing.
Katie is a 2020 graduate from Millbrook High School where she ran track and cross country. She has PR’s of 5:49 in the 1600m and 12:07 in the 3200m. She is attending UVA with a major in Aerospace Engineering with hopes to work at NASA one day! When she isn’t studying or running you can probably catch her watching anything Disney!
Cathie is a Health and Physical Education teacher in Frederick County Public Schools. She ran track and cross country at Roanoke College where she held school records and was All-Conference cross country champion several times!