Michelle has loved running since she was a small child but didn't really catch the distance running bug till she was a young adult and competed for one season of cross country at Moorpark College. Long after graduating from UCSB, Michelle relived her youth and ran for one final cross country season at Ventura College for her good friend, Nancy Fredrickson. Now in her 50's, Michelle has hopes of regaining her fast twitch muscles and being competitive in a few local 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and yes even a trail ultra race or two. In her free time, Michelle loves a good glass of wine, going out to dinner or watching movies with her kids and husband.
Ruth is retired from the County of Ventura and works part-time at the Inside Track for the camaraderie of fellow runners and to take a break from nagging her husband, Gary Tuttle, Inside Track’s founding owner. Ruth ran track at St. Bonaventure High, and track and cross-country at Ventura College. She has been a successful distance runner over the past 35 years, having completed 17 marathons, including the 1992 US Olympic Trials Marathon. She continues to run daily and still shows up at local races, barely able to beat Michelle in a 5K! Ruth and Gary take running vacations to exotic locales and have sponsored many races for the kids in the Cook Islands, their favorite island nation. Many a shoe company give-away has made its way to the South Pacific!
Katie starting running just out of diapers at age 4 for the Ventura Tigres Track Club. She continued her love for running and competition throughout high school and college where she competed for VC and UCSD. After graduating from UCSD with a degree in Human Development, Katie married her high school crush, Preston Biller, VHS math teacher and XC coach. The happy couple live in Oakview with their young son Isaiah, dog Bella and 6 chickens. Katie, in true homebody fashion, loves baking, spending time in the yard gardening, taking care of the chickens and going for walks with her son, husband and dog. For fun, Katie and Preston love to go camping and taking an occassional trip to SLO just to get away.
Megan found her love for running when she began running for Ventura High School’s cross country and track & field programs, where she enjoyed racing the 400, 800, and relays. She is continuing her runner career this year as a Pirate, competing in cross country and track at Ventura College, where she is majoring in Child Development. Besides running and studying, she can typically be found baking, laughing with friends, and spending time with her sister.
Current Shoe: Kayano 21 and Nike Zoom Streak LT
Favorite Recovery Drink: Chocolate Milk
Favorite Food: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Favorite Workout: 200s on the track, recovery run at the beach
Favorite Race: 400 on the track, Mt. Sac Cross Country Invitational
Bike You Ride: Beach Cruiser
Can't Live Without: Family, Friends, and Chocolate
Hometown: Ventura, CA
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