After almost seven years growing as a local, independent specialty running store, Strides co-founder, Jeremy Deere 'retired' from a career in medical device/ pharmaceutical sales earlier this year to take the reigns as managing partner at Strides. With a BSc. Degree (Kinesiology) from the University of Calgary, over 11 years of run specialty retail experience and 20+ years as a competitive runner (from 1500m to marathon), Jeremy adds to the already experienced team at Strides. This move, which takes him from behind-the-scenes to working full-time in the store is a big career change for the father of two young children. A key factor in this decision is to be able to share his passion for running with the local community and, ultimately, give back to the sport that has brought him success in so many ways. Next time you need new running shoes, apparel or just want to talk training, book some time with Jeremy and allow him to pass on his knowledge and technical expertise, to help you take your training to the next level.