An active runner and exercise enthusiast, Lesley Mclin helped Fleet Feet to become Jackson’s hub for runners and walkers alike. Lesley has been with Fleet Feet since 2003, and her background as an Exercise Physiologist and Health and Fitness Instructor make her more than experienced to head-up the Jackson store.
Advice? “Always listen to your body. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, being in tune with your body is the best way to stay on the road.”
Lesley has completed seven marathons including two Boston and two Chicago marathons among countless area 5 & 10K's and half-marathons.
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Eli’s got one goal: “One day I will run a race and come in second to Chuck Norris.” Until then, Eli works at Fleet Feet. Given his years of fitting experience and his cornucopia of shoe knowledge, Eli is one of the best fitters around. He also knows a thing or two about indoor soccer, and don’t even get him started on Ultimate Frisbee!
Growing up right down the street, Chris went to Madison Central and has a Finance Degree from Mississippi State. Having been in the shoe business for years, Chris knows the ends and outs of the industry. Additionally, Chris helps coach and run in some of Fleet Feet’s first-rate training programs.
Chris can be seen running all around the Ridgeland area and thoroughly enjoys working with his Fleet Feet family. “Fleet Feet stands out from other stores because the staff truly enjoys working here. I have never worked anywhere where I get along so well with my coworkers and even my boss!”
If you run in Madison, chances are you've seen or met Allison Wood. From expos to clinics, Allison has been the face of Fleet Feet across the greater Jackson area. Plus, having run several half-marathons and a marathon to boot, she has more than enough experience to back up what she is talking about.
Since Allison is so good at meeting people, you’ll see her promoting Fleet Feet at all the local racing events and health fairs. Just look for the Fleet Feet banners or tent; Allison will be near by, handing out cups of water or frozen goodies. If you’ve enjoyed any of Fleet Feet’s running social events like the Kid’s Run, Poker Run or Pub Run, that’s Allison’s doings. She loves to be out in the crowd, hosting for Fleet Feet.
Chuck’s motto? "Good weather, bad weather…anytime is good for running."
Chuck began running at an early age, back when speed work was the only work, when dogs tried to make you chew toys on the road, and when a water stop was usually frozen due to the freezing-cold weather. By day he’s a children’s book illustrator and author, but by night you can spot him training for his next race.
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"Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us," is the Bible verse that defines Jim's life.
Having run 19 marathons, Jim is a seasoned veteran. A native Mississippian, Jim has tackled nearly every race MS has to offer. Jim has experienced the Fleet Feet Difference first-hand since it first opened and loves the atmosphere surrounding Fleet Feet.
But what really makes Jim motivated to run? “My whole day seems better after a good morning run. While running, I spend my time thinking and praying as I enjoy the dawn of a new day.”
If you've seen someone running through Jackson or Madison ridiculously late at night, chances are it's Peter.
From the hills of TN, Peter Davis loves running just about anywhere at anytime. Having finished his first trail marathon, Peter has been running for over 5 years now, 4 years of it being collegiate Cross Country for Belhaven University. Having run nearly a 5k every month, Peter knows Jackson roads like the back of his hand, which, considering how much he draws, is probably quite well.
Why run? "After a long day, or even before a day has begun, it’s great to get out there, meditate about God’s Promises, pray for my friends, and seek His will as I put some mileage in. The harder I run, the more focused I become."
"I put my shoes on one foot at a time just like everyone else, but normally my right and then my left."
Wes Tankersley has been with Fleet Feet since it first started off and has over 5 years worth of fitting experience. Wes has defeated the Mountain Mist 50k on top of countless 5ks, 10ks, and half-marathons. When he's not with his wife or son, or not playing a sport, or not at the church, you will probably find him at an Alabama Football Game.
What makes our store so different? "Fleet Feet is the best business/organization I've ever had the privilege of serving with...You will rarely find a more friendly/knowledgeable staff and exceptional product under the umbrella of one of the best run businesses in America."