1395 Hillside Dr #74, Kamloops

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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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Store Manager + Buyer

Doug Paeth

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Store Manager + Buyer
  • At Runner’s Sole Since: Fall 2008
  • Hometown: Winfield, BC
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Adidas Energy Boost in Supernova Orange
  • Currently running in: New Balance 880 for roads, Brooks Cascadia for trails
  • Favorite Event and/or Athletic Experience: My first Gran Fondo in Penticton
  • Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Ride: Ride: Paul Lake from downtown Kamloops, run: barnhartvale trails
  • Favorite Quote: “The best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is today.” – Eliud Kipchoge
  • Top Accomplishment: Finishing 3rd at the Armstrong Century Ride behind Olav Stana and Axel Merckx
  • Events Doing in 2023: TBD!
  • Dream event to compete/complete: Gran Fondo Il Lombardia, Trans Alps Run
  • Three foods you have to have: 1) Salsa + chips 2) Ice cream 3) big ol’ salad with everything in it
  • Chocolate or candy: Both
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Ryan Hall – fastest American Marathoner
  • Greatest sportsman/woman of all time: Eliud Kipchoge
  • What one superpower would you want: Breathing underwater
  • Dream job: Sports Agent for endurance athlete / Team Manager
Assistant Manager, Mr. Saturday

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!
Office Manager

Nicole Aracki

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Office Manager
  • At Runner’s Sole Since:2020
  • Hometown: Squamish, BC
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Brooks Glycerin GTS
  • Currently running in: Brooks Glycerin & Hoka Speedgoat
  • Favorite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Robson 50km Ultra
  • Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Ride: Peterson Creek Park
  • Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
  • Top Accomplishment: Taking an hour off my 50km time at Deception Pass
  • Events Doing in 2022: Squamish 50km, Golden Ultra Half Pint
  • Dream event to compete/complete: Too many to choose from!
  • Three foods you have to have: Chocolate, Cookies, Pizza! (Does coffee count as food?)
  • Chocolate or candy: Both
  • Most famous person you’ve met: I’ve met a few …
  • Greatest sportsman/woman of all time: Courtney Dauwalter
  • What one superpower would you want: Teleportation
  • Dream job: Motivational speaker/coach/trainer
Sales Associate + Part Time Office Manager

Marnie Freeman

  • Position at Runners’ Sole:  Salesperson/Part time Office person
  • At Runner’s Sole Since: June 2020
  • Hometown: Kamloops, BC
  • All Time Favorite Shoe:  Originally a New Balance fan…lately Brooks has been my go-to, especially the Levitate.
  • Currently running in: Nike Trail Pegasus, Brooks Levitate and Glycerin
  • Favorite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Melissa’s Road Race, Banff
  • Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Ride: Don’t have a favourite; but I love the BC outdoors
  • Favorite Quote: When purpose aligns with values, then each and every day is filled with a sense of contribution
  • Top Accomplishment: Perseverance in a diagnosis to explain ten years of health regression
  • Events Doing in 2022: Goal is to do the Boogie Half this year
  • Dream event to compete/complete: Don’t have one.  I simply want to live my best life by living today.
  • Three foods you have to have: At Christmas – Purdy’s hedgehogs, Italian cuisine, Homemade baking
  • Chocolate or candy: definitely chocolate
  • Most famous person you’ve met: Probably my brother-in-law.  He is a former Olympic basketball referee.
  • Greatest sportsman/woman of all time:    Clara Hughes
  • What one superpower would you want: Would love to fly
  • Dream job: I am living my dream job(s)
Sales Associate

Jessica Oldring

  • Position at Runners’ Sole:  Sales Associate
  • At Runner’s Sole Since: 2021
  • Hometown: Quesnel
  • All Time Favorite Shoe:  Altra Lone Peak 6 for Trail, Brooks Glycerin 20 for road
  • Currently running in: Altra Paradigm, Altra Lone Peak 6
  • Favorite Event and/or Athletic Experience: Run Like a Girl, Squamish 25km, 12 hour run with my group from Quesnel
  • Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Ride: Pinnacle Sub Trails, Quesnel
  • Favorite Quote: life is like a kick in the pants or a smack in the face, you just have to pick which one.
  • Top Accomplishment: First Ultra
  • Events Doing in 2023: Wanting to do a 100km run, but haven’t picked the event yet.
  • Dream event to compete/complete:  UTMB
  • Three foods you have to have:  coffee, banana, rice (and cheesecake!)
  • Chocolate or candy:  neither – CHIPS!
  • Most famous person you’ve met:  Florida Georgia Line (concert)
  • Greatest sportsman/woman of all time: Courtney Dauwalter, Scott Jurek
  • What one superpower would you want: endless time
  • Dream job: To be a physio with a running store and be and artist and a writer, I wanted to do everything!
Sales Associate

Sarah Major

  • Position at Runners’ Sole: Sales Associate
  • At Runner’s Sole Since: Spring 2021
  • Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
  • All Time Favorite Shoe: Brooks Ghost
  • Currently running in: Brooks Caldera, Brooks Ghost, Asics Noosa Tri
  • Favorite Event and/or Athletic Experience: I ran a Hypothermic Half Marathon in Edmonton February 2005 and we had the most delicious brunch after in a golf course club house!
  • Favorite Place to Walk/Run/Ride: walk: any trail with my kids. run: trails in Lac Du Bois and Kenna Cartwright and exploring new areas.
  • Favorite Quote: ”Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Do not be afraid.”  Fredrich Beuchner
  • Top Accomplishment:  PB ½ Marathon 1:45
  • Events You’re Doing in 2022:My 2022 goal is to run a 25km trail race.  Event TBD
  • Dream event to compete/complete: NYC Marathon would be très cool!
  • Three foods you have to have: 1) Chips 2) Cheese  3) a good salad
  • Chocolate or candy: Chocolate
  • Most famous person you’ve met: I haven’t met anyone famous
  • Greatest sportsman/woman of all time: Maria Khoreva // Any ballet dancer
  • What one superpower would you want: never get an injury
  • Dream job: Chef with a food network show!
"The Shoe Guy" (Owner/operator)

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 569
    • On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me: A sporting activity: biking, hiking, cross country skiing