On Episode 16, Sandy and Pat recap the inaugural Raleigh City Cross Country Championship and wrap up the first season of Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park. They discuss the results, the bagpiper, the hay bails, the "Big Field Mile" (and its Strava segment), as well as what to possibly look forward to in the future of Sir Walter Running!
On Episode 14, Sandy and Pat recap Week 2 of Pop Up Cross Country, preview the Week 3 relays, and discuss Week 4 aka the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship. Then Pat interviews Andie Cozzarelli and Sarah Rapp of the newly-formed Raleigh Distance Project. They talk about their goals for the team, who's on the team, their favorite runs, and places to eat in Raleigh!
On Episode 13, Sandy and Pat recap week 1 of Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park, and then interview Scott Payne, who is the Assistant Director of the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. They discuss the championship-style "Course of Payne" for Week 2 of #PopUpXC, and the future of Cross Country at Dix Park.
Sandy and Pat return to chat about the upcoming Pop Up Cross Country series on Tuesday nights in October at Dix Park, and Sandy offers up some tips about running a successful Cross Country race. All bluegrass bumper music as well, as we celebrate Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh this weekend.
On the final episode of the 2017 Sir Walter Miler season, Sandy and Pat take a look back at the weekend, and run through some of the highlights, as well as thank the Sir Walter Running team, and all the sponsors that helped make SWMIV a reality. They also interview first time sub 4:00 milers, Drew Piazza and Andrew Dusing, about their experience of joining that special list of Americans to accomplish the feat!
On Episode 9, Pat interviews Furman Elite and New Balance athlete (and 2015 Sir Walter Miler Champ), Steph Garcia, about her rise from walk on to scholarship athlete at the University of Virginia; about racing, and staying focused, in Europe; as well as fighting through adversity and bouncing back with several PB's after the dissapointment of not making the 2017 World team. We also discuss early morning knocks on the door from USADA, and brunch.
In Episode 8, Sandy and Pat interview the Ari Gold of Track & Field; Ray Flynn. Well... maybe not that, but one of the pre-eminent athletics agents, and the Irish Mile Recold Holder (3:49.77). Ray shares stories of his record run at the Dream Mile in Oslo, his thoughts about running professionally, what the best contract he tries to negotiate is, as well as the emergence of the East Coast mile series, and specifically, the Sir Walter Miler.
In Episode 7, Sandy interviews NC State Wolfpack alum, Andrew Colley, about his exemplary collegiate career, his journey to Zap Fitness/Reebok to embark on his pro career, his battle with injuries in a mini segment called "Summer of Denials," bouncing back, and of course his connection to Raleigh and the Sir Walter Miler!
Episode 5 is the #BlueJeansMile episode! Sandy interviews Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh Denim to discuss the startup of the iconic Raleigh brand, as well as their involvement with the Citius Mag presents the Raleigh Denim Mile. After that, Pat interviews Chris Chavez of Citus Mag and Sports Illustrated about the rise of the Blue Jeans Mile, his experience at the 2015 Sir Walter Miler, and what he's looking forward to this year.
On Episode 4, Pat interviews Men's Elite Coordinator, Logan Roberts, and they break down the 2017 Sir Walter Miler Men's Elite field. In the intro, Pat and Sandy discuss the next Strava Challenge, the VIS and CorpEx packages, as well as the need for volunteers at Sir Walter Miler!
On Episode 3, Sandy Roberts sits down with recent NC State graduate, Megan Moye. An ACC 1500m Champion and multiple time All-American, Megan is excited to take a shot at the sub 4:30 barrier at the 2017 Sir Walter Miler; and she breaks the news about where she will be running professionally, and what club and shoe company she'll be representing on the starting line August 4th!
On Episode 2, we sit down with new Nike Oregon Project athlete, Craig Engels, and discuss his senior year at Ole Miss, his decision to sign with Flynn Sports, Nike Running, and the Nike Oregon Project, and of course his goal of breaking 4:00 in the mile for the first time at the 2017 Sir Walter Miler.
In Episode 1, co-hosts Sandy Roberts and Pat Price talk about the evolution of the Sir Walter Miler, the Sir Walter Running Summer of Miles Strava Challenge, and interview Women's Elite Coordinator, Jeff Caron, about the 2017 Women's Field!
Co-Hosts Sandy Roberts and Pat Price get you ready for the Sir Walter Miler with athlete interviews, sponsor segments, Raleigh content, and more. Make sure and subscribe before the true Episode 1 drops, where we'll go over the initial field for the 2017 Sir Walter Miler.