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Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning, author of Run, Karla, Run!, is an award-winning journalist and running nerd. Her work has appeared in NewsweekThe Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, RunnersWorld.comand nearly two dozen other print and online publications. She and her work have received mentions by The New York TimesFox Sports,The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, New York Road Runners and Brooks Running. Karla is the sports editor for The Washington Times Communities and a columnist for She has appeared on “America’s Morning Radio” on the Talk Radio Network, “Good Morning San Diego” on KUSI TV, “Running” on the YES Network and The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio. When not pounding the pavement as a reporter, Karla is often pounding the pavement as a runner. She has completed four marathons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners, who tapped her to sing at the start of the wheelchair and professional women’s races at the 2010 ING New York City Marathon. She is now the host of NYRR’s weekly “On The Run” program.

Frank Colella

Frank ColellaFrank has run and raced, mostly in New York and Connecticut, for the last 10 years.  From track to ultras, he’s competed in over 500 races during that period.  Living in Westchester, he started off at the Westchester Track Club but now runs for the Taconic Road Runners.   Over the last couple of years he’s coached the World Lung Foundation running team as it prepared for the NYC Half Marathon.   When he isn’t running, Frank blogs at Rundangerously – a mostly running-centered blog, with a smattering of books, music, movies and the beats!

Amy Cooper

Amy CooperAmy has been running since high school, but has never run for a team of any sort. A rower in college, she realized she was a faster runner than anyone else and switched to running. She’s also an avid swimmer and decent biker which led her to triathlons in 2010 where she found her niche. Amy runs mostly in the northern territories of Washington Heights and Inwood at the top of Manhattan and with the Inwood Hill Runners. Her favorite running bridges are the George Washington and newly re-opened Henry Hudson. She blogs about her adventures in the faraway lands of Northern Manhattan at Runnin’ Around Uptown and tweets incessantly. She tweets at @runamyswim.

Joe Garland

Joe Garland has been running since he was a high-school freshman in 1970. He chiefly competes in New York Road Runner and Westchester County races, running for Warren Street Social and Athletic Club. He was the first American over 50 in the 2006 ING NYC Marathon. He blogs at RunWestchester.  He maintains WestchesterTrails, a site with details about running trails in southern Westchester and he is proud of its somewhat primitive look since he learned how to code in order to build it. He is a frequent host on RunnersRoundTable. He tweets, too often, as @runwestchester.

Ari G

Ari lives in Bergen County and blogs at RunAnskyRun. On Twitter he’s @runanskyrun

Brenn Jones

Brenn JonesBrenn Jones ran cross country and track at Brighton High School in Rochester, NY and at Swarthmore College. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and various other publications. Brenn is author of the “Running on Tilt” blog/podcast on turfcasts. His post-college P.R.s are 4:49 in the mile, 1:22:48 in the half marathon, and 3:08:12 in the marathon. Brenn, his wife and son live in Ridgewood, Queens.

Gregg Lemos-Stein

Gregg Lemos-Stein started running at age 30 and has improved in his 40s, thanks to his friends and teammates with Central Park Track Club.  He is most proud of his PRs of 3:08:39 for the marathon, 39:00 for 10K,  and 20:04 for 3 miles in a suit and tie.

Steve Lastoe

Steve is the brains, and brawn, behind NYCRuns, which he is building to be a center for information, from blogs to race calendars to race results to race entries, for the NYC-area running community.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2010 7:27 pm

    OMG. That photo of TK is adorable!

    • December 20, 2010 2:30 am

      Thank you! That was a very happy day.


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