1395 Hillside Dr #74, Kamloops

Mon-Sat 9:30 – 6:00 | Sun 10:00 – 4:00

250-377-4055 [email protected]

our staff

Our staff at Runner’s Sole are extensively trained in fitting feet. We practice what we preach. We are all runners and multi-sport enthusiasts. We love to help people from all walks of life regardless of fitness level. Our goal is to provide exceptional service and to assist in helping our customers discover their needs through education and empowerment.

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Owner/Operator - "The Shoe Guy"

Wayne Richardson

Office Manager

Nicole Aracki

Store Manager + Buyer

Colin Holte

Sales Associate + Part Time Office Manager

Marnie Freeman

Sales Associate

Kayla Hermiston

Sales Associate

Ethan Hardy

Sales Associate

Tanner Robinson

Sales Associate

Alana Turgeon

Sales Associate

Joe Kitamura

Sales Associate

Paula Sword

Sales Associate

Liam Grover

Owner/Operator - "The Shoe Guy"

Wayne Richardson

    • Position at Runners’ Sole: Owner/Operator
    • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: Opening day: Feb 21, 2002!
    • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: Working with great customers
    • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: funny, energetic, passionate
    • Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario
    • All Time Favorite Shoe: ASICS DS Trainer (1990-2018, RIP!)
    • Current running shoe: Hoka Tecton X (plated train shoe!)
    • Road running or trail running: Trail running – it’s easier on my ankle
    • Favorite Quote: Do what you like, like what you do
    • Planned events in 2023: Cariboo Gravel Rush bike race in Clinton, BC
    • Dream event to participate in: Hike to Base Camp of Mount Everest
    • Chocolate, candy, or chips: pick two: carrots, Brussel sprouts, bananas
    • Most famous person you’ve met: Robin Williams (sold him shoes!)
    • When you were 5, what was your dream job? NBA Basketball player.
    • What’s one pet peeve: Violation code 659
    • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: A sporting activity: biking, hiking, cross country skiing
Office Manager

Nicole Aracki

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Officer Manager
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: July 2020
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: The amazing staff and customers I get to work with!
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Organized, efficient, goofy.
  • Hometown: Squamish, BC
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Hoka Speedgoat
  • Current running shoe: Asics GT-2000, Hoka Speedgoat, Brooks Glycerin GTS
  • Road running or trail running: Both, but I LOVE trail tunning
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Golden Ultra Half Pint
  • Favourite Quote: “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure …. We are all meant to shine, as children do” – Marianne Williamson
  • Planned events in 2024: Run Ridge Run 13km, Ancient Lakes 25km, Tillamook Burn 50km, Broken Goat 52km
  • Dream event to participate in: Too many to choose from. I would love to run Macchu Pichu, The Alps, Himalayans or really any epic mountain run
  • 2 most favourite foods: Chocolate cake, Coffee
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Tony Robbins, Courtney Dewaulter
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? To be a Writer
  • What’s one pet peeve: Mean people
  • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: baking, reading, doing yoga or running
Store Manager + Buyer

Colin Holte

    • Position at Runners’ Sole: Assistant Manager
    • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: September 2014
    • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: helping people on their fitness journey.
    • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: fun, helpful, knowledgeable
    • Hometown: Kamloops, BC
    • All Time Favorite Shoe: Salmon Pink Adidas Energy Boost 2
    • Current running shoe: Asics Glideride 3
    • Road running or trail running:
    • Favorite Quote: “Shut up legs!”
    • Planned events in 2023: Riding in Mexico with Phil Gaimon!
    • Dream event to participate in: Haute Route Alps multi-day cycling event.
    • Chocolate, candy, or chips: pick two: Chocolate, chips
    • Most famous person you’ve met: Teemu Selanne
    • When you were 5, what was your dream job? Racecar driver
    • What’s one pet peeve: slow drivers in the fast lane!
    • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: on my bike!
Sales Associate + Part Time Office Manager

Marnie Freeman

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate/Part-time Office Manager
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: 2020
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: Spreading education and awareness around Lyme disease when customers tell me they love to trail run.
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Conscientious, motherly, clean freak
  • Hometown: Kamloops, BC
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Brooks Ghost
  • Current running shoe:  Mizuno Wave Inspire
  • Road running or trail running: Trail Running using the Hoka Mafate
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience:  Kelowna Wine Run
  • Favourite Quote: When purpose aligns with values, each and every day is filled with a deep sense of contribution.
  • Planned events in 2024: Blackwell Dairy Run, Kelowna Wine Run, Walk in the Park 25 km
  • 2 most favourite foods: Chocolate, Homemade Pizza
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Rod Stewart
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? Teacher
  • What’s one pet peeve: Clutter
  • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: At Deep Lake and then on to church
Sales Associate

Kayla Hermiston

  • Position at Runners’ Sole:  Sales’ Associate
  • At Runner’s Sole Since:  May, 2021
  • Hometown: Kamloops, British Columbia
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Nike Zoom Fly 4
  • Currently running in: Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 (the brighter the shoe, the faster the runner!)
  • Favorite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Athletics Canada Cross Country Championships 2019
  • Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Ride: The track!
  • Favorite Quote: ”All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • Top Accomplishment: Getting to work at such an amazing store!  🙂
  • Events Doing in 2022: Too many to count! I am hoping to run a marathon though.
  • Dream event to compete/complete: Olympic race
  • Three foods you have to have: 1) Smoothies  2) Caesar Wraps  3) Pizza
  • Chocolate or candy: Chocolate
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Gary Reed and Malindi Elmore
  • Greatest sportsman/woman of all time: Melissa Bishop
  • What one superpower would you want: Super speed and the ability to fly
  • Dream job: Doctor
Sales Associate

Ethan Hardy

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: May 2022
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: Teaching customers about good footwear
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: hardworking, thoughtful, respectful
  • Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.
  • All Time Favorite Shoe:  Brooks Glycerin GTS 20
  • Current running shoe: Brooks Glycerin GTS 21
  • Road running or trail running: Road Running
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Refereeing Hockey
  • Favourite Quote: I’m just a man making my way through the universe – Jango Fett
  • Planned events in 2024: Refereeing Kamloops Venom Junior B Lacrosse
  • Dream event to participate in: Refereeing Kamloops Venom Junior B Lacrosse
  • 2 most favourite foods: Oranges and Pizza!
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Logan Stankoven, and Mike Smith
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? Firefighter
  • What’s one pet peeve: Indecisiveness
  • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: Working at Runners Sole!
Sales Associate

Tanner Robinson

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since:  May 2023
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: Helping people identify and reach their fitness goals 
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Cheeky, Kind, Funny
  • Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Altra Superior
  • Current running shoe: Brooks Glycerin 21, Altra Superior, Olympus, Vanish Carbon
  • Road running or trail running: Trails!
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Sunflicker (Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Kelowna)
  • Favourite Quote: “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Warren Miller
  • Planned events in 2024: Ancient Lakes 50K, Jasper Half, And lots of surfing and climbing trips
  • Dream event to participate in: Climbing, surfing, and running in Peru
  • 2 most favourite foods: Spaghetti and steak/mango tacos
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? JTF2 Combat
Sales Associate

Alana Turgeon

  • Position at Runners’ Sole:  Sales Associate
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since:  September 12, 2023
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job:  Meeting new customers
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Reliable, Friendly, Honest
  • Hometown: Kamloops B.C.
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: ASICS GT-2000
  • Current running shoe: Brooke Adrenaline GTS
Sales Associate

Joe Kitamura

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: April 2023
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: Helping others
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Athletic, Happy, Fun
  • Hometown: Kamloops, B.C.
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Salomon Sense Pro
  • Current running shoe: Asics Novablast 3
  • Road running or trail running: Trail
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience: 2023 cross country skiing nationals in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Favourite Quote: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” -Mark Twain
  • Planned events in 2024: Cross Country skiing nationals in Quebec 
  • Dream event to participate in: Olympics 
  • 2 most favourite foods: Raspberries, Cheeseburger 
  • Most famous person you’ve met: I don’t think I’ve met one
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? Someone who collects bugs. 
  • What’s one pet peeve: Loud eating 
  • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: Skiing at Stake Lake
Sales Associate

Paula Sword

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: April 2023
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: Helping customers find solutions to their foot pain needs.
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Chatty, Clumsy, Thoughtful.
  • Hometown: Quesnel, B.C.
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Toss up between Brooks Ghost Max and Altra Torin
  • Current running shoe: Brooks Ghost Max
  • Road running or trail running: Trail
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Crewing my husband at Trans Alpine Race in Europe in 2019.
  • Planned events in 2024: Co-Race Director for Walk in the Park (Sept 8) with my hubby Clint.
  • 2 most favourite foods: Bacon and anything in a filo pastry
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? To be a teacher.
  • What’s one pet peeve: Drivers that don’t respect pedestrian crosswalks.
  • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: Dot Painting in my craft room.
Sales Associate

Liam Grover

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate
  • Working at Runner’s Sole Since: March 2024
  • What’s the most inspiring part of your job: helping people become active
  • What 3 words would your colleagues use to describe you: Funny, approachable, knowledgeable
  • Hometown: Kamloops
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Adidas Stan Smith
  • Current running shoe:  Altra Olympus 5
  • Road running or trail running: Trail
  • Favourite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Going to Canada Summer Games in 2022 for sprint canoeing
  • Favourite Quote: Comparison is the thief of joy
  • Planned events in 2024: Some of the dirty feet trail series
  • Dream event to participate in: A trail running marathon
  • 2 most favourite foods: Sushi and Mexican food
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Mischa Grover
  • When you were 5, what was your dream job? Professional soccer player
  • What’s one pet peeve: When people play their music out loud without asking other people
  • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: Sleeping or relaxing around the house
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