2775 Pearl Street , Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone Number:(303) 786-9255
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Meet the Team:
Some people know me by Phil Nye the Running Guy. Trail runner by heart, I enjoy running for the adventure. I have worked in the industry for over two years and I love seeing people running happy and healthy!
I have worked at the Boulder Running Company for over 5 years and really meeting and helping people get the right shoe. I have mostly been a trail runner and last May I ran the Collegiate Peaks 25 miler in Buena Vista, CO. I run mostly in the Hoka One One Conquest. A great shoe! I have the opportunity to try a lot of different shoes and see how good they are. I'm a Colorado native and love the state, especially the mountains. "The mountains are calling me and I must go."
I will celebrate my 11th anniversary with the Boulder a Running Company on April 1st 2016. I have been selling running shoes since 1977 and running since 1963. A one time marathoner, (Boston 3 years) with a personal best of 2:42. I now run two times a week and ride my bike 2-3 times a week as well as hiking regularly. "My long association with the sport and passion for running means a special joy in talking to new and long time customers and building s connection for now and the future."
My father, Mark Plaatjes, was one of our founders of Boulder a Running Company. I love to run for emotional release and staying fit. Boulder Running Company merchandiser by day, Hip Hop choreographer and dance teacher by night.
After over four decades of competitive running, I still find the motivation to go out and race everything from a 10k to a half marathon distance. I bring that passion to my work on the sales floor. My favorite part of my job is helping customers achieve their goals from setting a PR to just getting out the door.
I started my career at the Running Specialty Group in the big city, NYC! There I learned a ton about the right footwear and gear to train in. During my time in NYC I ran over 10 road marathons and qualified for the Boston Marathon. After a year of half of the city life, I moved out to Colorado. Since then I have completed 2, 50 mile trail runs and plan to continue to hit the trails and enjoy the beauty of the west! I have always had a passion for running and living a healthy lifestyle. I love that I am in a position where I can help someone achieve their fitness goals everyday. Whether you walk, run, or hike, fitness can improve everyone's life and we are on a mission to help people get there!
Weekly Group Runs
Every Wednesday join us at 6:00 PM outside the store for a fun run, it's the longest running fun run in Colorado! This run starts from our flagship Boulder location and is open to all experience levels. This is an unlead run, so feel free to run at your own pace.
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