Jun | 21
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Contests, Inspiration

Meet Brooks Inspiring Coaches Finalist Jon Knight

  High school: North Central High School in Spokane, Washington Number of years coaching: 18 years Accomplishments: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Washington 3A State Champions, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Northwest Regional Champions, 2008 National Champions, 2009 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coach of the year, Chase Youth Award of… Read more »

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Jun | 20
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Contests, Events, Inspiration

Meet Brooks Inspiring Coaches Finalist Jim O’Brien

High school: Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California Accomplishments: 2011 Cross Country Men’s State Champions, NXN National Champions, USATF Jr. Olympics Cross Country Champions, and winners of the USATF Junior Nationals, Coached Ammar Moussa to the individual title at the 2011 USATF Junior Nationals where he qualified for the World Championships and eventually placed 32nd… Read more »

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Jun | 15
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Contests, Inspiration

Meet Brooks Inspiring Coaches Finalist Bill Gregg

High school: Davis Senior High School in Davis, California Number of years coaching: 14 years Accomplishments: Coached eight boys District Championship teams, eight girls District Championship teams, and one individual State Champion; Sacramento Bee Boys Coach of the Year 2000, Sacramento Bee Girls Coach of the Year 2006. What makes Coach Bill Gregg so inspiring?… Read more »

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Jun | 1
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Contests, Events, Inspiration

Meet Brooks Inspiring Coaches Finalist Amy Pitzel

High school: Taylor High School in Katy, Texas Number of years coaching: 6 years Accomplishments: Cross Country Regional Team Qualifier, Two Individual State Qualifiers, 2011 Congress Avenue Mile coach, and board member for the Cross Country Coaches Association (CCCAT) What makes Amy Pitzel so inspiring? With 64 Inspiring Coaches nominations, the most of any nominee,… Read more »

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May | 12
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Contests, Shoes & Gear

Shorts Stories: Women’s Edition

Runner, soccer player, and resident Word Girl Diana Riggs sent us the lowdown on her favorite shorts. Nothing defines spring more than a run outside in a great pair of Brooks shorts. And even though the weather up here in Seattle seems to have missed the memo about the season change, I defiantly continue to… Read more »

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Apr | 25
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Contests, Inspiration

Haiku Contest Winners

All I can say is wow. When we started this contest we thought we might get a hundred or so entries. Imagine our surprise when we received over 600 entries! Thanks to everyone who sent in poems or posted them on the blog — we loved your creativity! Grand Prize Winners: receive a pair of… Read more »

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Apr | 7
Contests

Running Haiku Contest

  April is National Poetry Month, so we’re celebrating with a haiku contest. Simply write a haiku about running – what you love about it, how it makes you feel, how you Run Happy – and send it to us by April 22. We’ll pick our five favorite haiku and award a pair of Brooks… Read more »

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