Phidippides Leaders and Coaches are all unpaid volunteers that give their time to help make Phidippides Track Club a success. While we don’t have a formally elected Board of Directors, our Leaders are an ad hoc group that each contribute their time for specific roles within the club. Most of the Leaders have been Phidippides members for many years and typically meet every month or so and several times in the off season to plan and coordinate for the club.
Coaches – Ryan Turbyfill is a long time member of Phidippides and a USAT Level 1 multi-sport coach as well. Steve Pye, our nationally recognized, professional multi-sport coach who was a key part of Phidippides for many years, was killed while on a training ride in June 2017.
Treasurer - Jeff Ross serves as club treasurer, pays the bills and is also an accomplished runner.
Membership – Mark Risley and Theresa Allen jointly handle membership duties including collecting dues/waivers, maintaining the club roster and providing membership cards. Both Theresa and Mark are accomplished runners. Theresa will be working with Jeff Ross to coordinate the annual potluck picnics this year.
Public Relations/Community Outreach – Michael Sager and Marcus Brooks have also been Phidippides members for years and both are accomplished runners. They handle PR/Outreach duties with local race directors and the running community. They have identified and coordinated our special club races previously where many members participated. Marcus Brooks will also be hauling the Coleman Water Jug to each track workout, which we all very much appreciate!
Social Media – Jeff Ross and Mark Risley handle Facebook updates and Email blasts for paid members. Michael Sager manages the Instagram and Twitter accounts. We encourage all members to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to post any updates that may be of interest to the group, including training/weekend long runs and racing experiences.
Member-at-Large – Jay Survil is a marathon runner and long time Phidippides member who is very active in the local running/racing community.
Webmaster & Graphic Artist - Ryan Jansekok is our Webmaster and Helix Abyss the creator of our Phids Logo.
New Members – All Leaders help to drive new membership and welcome new members to our group. Any Leader or club member will help new members understand workout format and pace groups so that they can quickly fit in and start getting faster.