RUN717 Retreat Staff
RUN717 Retreat Speakers
Brenda Hodge is a talented runner and owner of RUN717 Coaching. Although she didn’t begin running consistently until after her fourth child, it didn’t take her long to develop a passion for the sport. In 2013 she participated in the Bob Potts Marathon, completing it in 3:15:28. That June, she began training more seriously and eventually lowered her marathon time to 2:53:13 (2018). Although she frequently races other distances, the marathon holds a special place in her heart. In addition to being a competitive masters runner, she now coaches athletes full time and manages the company RUN717. She is a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America, Lydiard Level I and II, and The National Federation of High Schools.
Courtney Hager, owner of One You Nutrition, is part of a team of extremely passionate experienced professionals. She wants to help you improve your relationship with food, equip you with Food Smarts® to address your health challenges and empower you with nutritional insights to maximize your performance. Being an athlete herself, she knows it’s important to learn about how food makes us stronger athletes. She holds a masters degree in Applied Nutrition with a concentration in Fitness. She will help you learn how food fuels the things you do in your day-to-day life so you can optimize performance.
Andrew MacNeill is a competitive runner, teacher and coach. While teaching English at Cedar Crest Middle School over the last 16 years, he has coached track and field as well as cross country there. Coaching highlights include a 2010 PIAA 4x800m championship team and having his junior high cross country runners take home all four (male and female, team and individual) firsts at 2017’s Iron Bridge Meet. His focus–if not obsession–is maximizing running economy and helping runners learn to run fast but relaxed.
Scott McGeary is a competitive runner and clinic director at Pivot Physical Therapy. He competed on the cross country and track teams at Duquesne University which further fueled his passion for running and the treatment of runners in healthcare. Since graduation in 2012, he has made it his personal mission to establish a community of healthcare providers devoted to efficient and excellent care of the runners while he continues to train and race competitively. Scott is a Sports Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Shannon Mulcahy is a competitive swimmer turned runner turned triathlete; with a passion for helping individuals overcome the mental blocks to peak performance. Shannon created Mulcahy Performance Consulting to help people like you develop the skills you need to recognize and adjust ineffective thought patterns. Her mission is to empower athletes to make their wildest dreams a reality through mental performance coaching. Together, we’ll cultivate awareness, learn sport psychology principles, and foster growth through taking action.
Katie O’Regan is a competitive road and trail runner with 10+ years experience. She briefly ran in high school and got back into racing after college. After a good run on the roads, she found her place on the trails, specializing in gnarly vert and big climbs. Notable PRs and performances include 16:41 5k (road), 35:05 10k (road), 1:19:18 half, 2019 Red Rose run champ, 2015 Philly Love Run champ, 2020 Conestoga trail run champ, and a 10th place finish at the competitive 2019 Pikes Peak Ascent. When she’s not doing architect things, you can find her hanging out with her cat or running some orange or blue blazed singletrack.
Laura Brenner, Assistant
Dan Nephin, Assistant
Jay McMillan, Assistant