• BSc in Information Technology from University of Phoenix, AZ
• Certificate in Training Practice from the Institute of Personnel and Development, UK
Aled has worked for 19 years in the Information Technology field with roles in a variety of technology positions ranging from technical training, supporting users and desktop computers to senior network and systems engineering.
Prior to joining TRC, Aled entered the NYC Half-Marathon in January 2010 and was accepted. At that time he weighed 210lbs and had not run since high school, 20 years ago, with the longest distance being 200 meters. While training he lost 40lbs and finished the NYC Half-Marathon at a pace of 11:48 per mile. He fell in love with running and was inspired to get better training so he joined the marathon program at The Running Center in June 2010 aiming to complete the Hamptons Marathon. With the support and coaching of Coach Mindy, he successfully completed the marathon in 4:08, at a pace of 9:27 per mile. Running has truly changed his life and he is eager for the next challenge. This year he will be running various half-marathons and the NYC Marathon with sights set on breaking 4 hours.
Aled moved to NYC from Wales, UK 11 years ago when he met and married his wife. They have one son, Henry, who ws born in April 2011.When he’s not running in Manhattan or Alley Pond, Queens, or taking care of Henry, he can be found tinkering with gadgets and learning the next latest and greatest business technology.
• BS in Psychology from Barnard College
• JD in Ethics from Fordham Law School
Eva worked at the Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society of New York from 1996 until 2006. She loved her job working with homeless families with children, domestic violence survivors and individuals in the shelter system. After the birth of her daughter in 2004, she became a full-time mom when her child, who knew some sign-language, started signing, "mom stay home" as she left for work.
Eva was dragged to a TRC meeting by another TRC member to persuade her to get off the treadmill. While Eva really only felt comfortable running when someone yelled, "fire!", after training with Coach Mindy she became hooked on running. In 2008 she joined The Running Center and ran just under 10:00 minutes per mile for 3 miles. By the end of that year she improved to just under 9:00 minutes per mile for the half-marathon distance. Her favorite race is the NY Mini 10K where she set her personal record of a 7:46 pace. She has also run the NYC Marathon twice, and plans to run it again in 2011.
Eva is married, has one daughter, Lucia, and lives in Manhattan. When she’s not running in Manhattan or running after her daughter, she can usually be found with a ball of yarn and needles. Her most recent knitting accomplishment is a cheetah-patterned beret for Coach Mindy. Lucia thinks that it's wonderful that her mother runs and that Coach Mindy is awesome. Lucia tries to impress Coach Mindy by wearing cheetah-patterned clothing whenever they meet.
• BA in History from Columbia University
• MBA in Accounting and Finance from Columbia University
• MS in Taxation from New York University
• Licensed in NY State as a Certified Public Accountant
Nick is a director in the tax group at Geller & Co LLC where he has practiced since 1996. While he has over 25 years of domestic and international tax experience, his area of practice currently focuses on tax planning matters for multinational clients, including audit defense.
Nick started running in 1988 and ran his first marathon, the 2006 Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, Pa in a time of 3:16. He matched that time in the NYC Marathon in 2007. After some lofty times, he switched gears and is now training and racing on the track. At Coach Mindy’s encouragement and coaching, he ran 5:19 in the 2010 Fifth Avenue Mile and followed that up with a 5:45 pace for a 1.7 mile race which landed him 1st in his age group. He then placed 3rd in his age group with a 31:17 for 5 miles, yielding a 6:15 pace, and ran 6:04 pace for a 5K. Over the 2011 winter season, Nick trained and raced at the infamous Armory in NYC. Nick says that Coach Mindy has taught him the value of proper, targeted training, and at age 50 gives us pause to know that there are no boundaries in this sport.
Nick is married and has one daughter and lives in Manhattan. When he’s not running and working in Manhattan, he can be found running the winding trails in Connecticut at his country home in Litchfield County.