Who We Are

Karla Bruning

Karla Bruning, author of Run, Karla, Run!, is an award-winning journalist and running nerd. Her work has appeared in NewsweekThe Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Chronicle, RunnersWorld.comand nearly two dozen other print and online publications. She and her work have received mentions by The New York TimesFox Sports, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, New York Road Runners and Brooks Running. Karla is the sports editor for The Washington Times Communities and a columnist for NYCRUNS.com. She has appeared on “America’s Morning Radio” on the Talk Radio Network, “Good Morning San Diego” on KUSI TV, “Running” on the YES Network and The Marathon Show on BlogTalkRadio. When not pounding the pavement as a reporter, Karla is often pounding the pavement as a runner. She has completed four marathons, trains with the New York Harriers and is a member of New York Road Runners, who tapped her to sing at the start of the wheelchair and professional women’s races at the 2010 ING New York City Marathon.

Joe Garland

Joe Garland has been running since he was a high-school freshman in 1970. He chiefly competes in New York Road Runner and Westchester County races, running for Warren Street Social and Athletic Club. He was the first American over 50 in the 2006 ING NYC Marathon. He blogs at RunWestchester.  He maintains WestchesterTrails, a site with details about running trails in southern Westchester and he is proud of its somewhat primitive look since he learned how to code in order to build it. He is a frequent host on RunnersRoundTable. He tweets, too often, as @runwestchester.

Brenn Jones

Brenn Jones ran cross country and track at Brighton High School in Rochester, NY and at Swarthmore College. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and various other publications. Brenn is author of the “Running on Tilt” blog/podcast on turfcasts.com. His post-college P.R.s are 4:49 in the mile, 1:25:38 in the half marathon, and 3:08:12 in the marathon. Brenn, his wife and son live in Ridgewood, Queens.


TK has been running in New York City for more than 10 years, especially through the streets of Western Queens and over her beloved 59th Street Bridge. She writes about her training and racing at Pigtails Flying, and tweets about a few other things @pigtailsflying. She’s never afraid to disagree with you, though she’s always surprised when you disagree with her.

Steve Lastoe

Steve is the brains, and brawn, behind NYCRuns, which he is building to be a center for information, from blogs to race calendars to race results to race entries, for the NYC-area running community.

Julie Threlkeld

Julie ThrelkeldJulie Threlkeld is a latecomer to running and marathoning, having achieved a personal best of 3:19:22 in 2008 at the age of 43, a time she is working obsessively to improve upon. She maintains two active running blogs:  RacesLikeAGirl, a personal running blog that also features interviews with and profiles of world-class runners; and HoustonHopefuls, an interview project documenting the attempts by amateur masters women runners to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials. She also sometimes writes for Running Times and Runner’s World and can be heard elsewhere on The Runners Round Table podcast. When she’s not injured, she can be seen racing in Central Park (and elsewhere) for the New York Harriers.


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