Team

Team

Peter Butler

A member of the 1980 Olympic Team, Peter has an extensive resume when it comes to running. He was a Canadian national champion in the outdoor 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres, and still holds the 5th fastest marathon time by a Canadian. These days, Peter is still running strong – you can still still find him in the store on West 4th.

Karen Butler

Karen is an accomplished runner and a born-and-raised Vancouverite (which means she obviously doesn’t think twice about running in the rain). She used to run for Simon Fraser University, and holds a 3 hour marathon time. Still an avid runner today, Karen keeps her passion for the sport alive. She is a cornerstone of the Forerunners community.

Todd Jangula

Todd has been a member of the Forerunners Team since 1997 and currently serves as General Manager overseeing West 4th Avenue and the new Main Street location.

Ken Greenaway

Ken was a long time clinic leader at Forerunners West 4th Avenue. An avid trail runner and ultra-marathoner, Ken developed a passion for running and all things related. His background was primarily in IT and technology – that is until he realized running was his true love. He now owns and operates the North Van Forerunners location.

Jerry Ziak

A longtime competitive athlete, Jerry has leveraged his passion for running to become a fantastic coach. He leads both the Wednesday night and Saturday morning Clinics in North Vancouver, as well as doing personal one-on-one coaching. He also has an impressive 20 years experience fitting running shoes – no small feat in itself!

Carey Nelson

Hailing from Saskatoon, Coach Carey Nelson has made a name for himself as one of Canada’s most distinguished long distance runners. He is a two-time Olympian, and has also competed in the Pan-Am Games, the Commonwealth Games, and the World Track and Field Championships. Carey Leads both our Wednesday night and Saturday morning clinics.  He will help you reach your goals.  Visit him at Forerunners Main Street for Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning clinics. Find out about personal coaching by Coach Carey.

Art Boileau

Arthur is a pillar of the Vancouver running community. His enthusiasm is infectious. His smile is memorable. A two time Olympian, Art represented his country in Los Angeles in 1984 and again in Seoul in 1988. He is a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Ask him anything running – even trivia – and Art will have an answer for you!

Dayna Pidhoresky

Dayna is a long-distance road runner for New Balance Canada with a 1:11:45 personal best in the half marathon. She is making the transition to the marathon in pursuit of a 2020 Tokyo spot. Dayna can be found working in our West 4th location or out on the local trails and roads putting her work in.

Catherine Watkins

Catherine Watkins only realized that she had the potential to compete at the 2015 Pan Am Games in the fall of 2014 when coach Richard Lee told her he thought she could do it. The mother of two was named to the team after an outstanding start to the season, having won the Eugene Marathon and the Masters Houston Marathon. In 2014 she finished second in the Masters division of the Canadian 10km Championships while placing 10th overall. She was the 2014 Canadian Masters 5km Champion.

Dan Cumming

Learn to Run 5KM – Clinic Coach Dan Cummings, co editor of “Running In the Zone”, former Race Director First Half Half Marathon, Half and Full Marathon Runner. Dan is passionate about 2 things: people and running.  His enthusiasm and positive outlook are infectious to those around him.

Robin Willis

Robin is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and a proud member of Yoga Alliance with additional certifications in Yoga Made for Runners and YHot Yoga. She is a lifelong runner, CanFit certified group fitness instructor and RRCA certified running coach. She is also a holistic nutritionist. Find out more about her at www.LetsGlowHealth.com .

Mary Linton

Mary has been a part of the Forerunners family for 9 years now.  She currently is the manager of Forerunners North Shore. Read more of Mary’s story here.