This month our Roost Customer Spotlight shins on Greg Curry! Greg came to know Runners Roost through our Aurora location many years ago and now is a good friend to our Lone Tree store. He has lived in 14 states and four different countries, but doesn’t plan to leave Colorado any time soon. His most recent running accomplishment was completing the Mt. Evans Ascent last month. His performance wasn’t quite what he wanted, however Greg got a strong sense of accomplishment completing the 14.5 mile race above 14,000 feet.
For being so good to The Roost, Greg has received a free pair of the brand new Asics Dynaflyte running shoes. You can try a pair of these yourself at our Denver, Lone Tree, and Lakewood locations. Big thanks to Asics for hooking Greg up with a pair of these new kicks!
Tell us about your first experience at The Roost.
The first Runners Roost I shopped at was the Aurora location, we went to the bookstore and I found it in the shopping center. I liked it—it was a small store with a great selection.
What is your running/fitness background?
I’ve been physically active since about age 13 – a real long time ago. During that time there has been lots of biking, swimming, cross-country skiing, and of course running. I have also participated in some racquet sports off and on and lifted weights for many years.
Tell us about your family.
I married my high school sweetheart and we are still very happy and devoted years later. I have three children – a girl and two boys. And of course two rescue American Eskimo dogs.
Why do you shop at The Roost?
I shop there for several reasons: It’s a local store for local runners, not a big box store with nothing invested in the local community. They have great products and offer a ton of real-world expertise on what they sell. Runners Roost supports good health, friendship and a sense of community, and it’s a great place to pick up race packets!
Would you like to give a shout-out to any one particular Roost employee?
I have always gotten great personal service from everyone at the Lone Tree store. If I had to single out only one, it would be Javier – always upbeat and in tune with my needs.
Do you have any advice for a beginning runner?
Be consistent. Check your ego at the door – your workout is your workout so do what works for you.
What is your favorite race?
Have any training partners or coaches had a particularly large influence on you?
No one in particular – I pick up things from many people or books and if they work for me I keep them and if not I discard. Everyone is an experiment of one!
Any cross-training/non- running activities you particularly enjoy?
I lift weights, bike, swim, hike, and walk.
What is your favorite Colorado microbrew?
I’m more of a whiskey drinker. Several come to mind, but recently I have really been enjoying the Breckenridge Bourbon.
Besides running & fitness, what other hobbies or interests do you have?
I love to read all kinds of books and watch very limited television. I do love watching the Tour de France, Olympics, and World Cup soccer and I really love the Avalanche and Broncos too!