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Our Staff

None of this would be possible without the dream team! Click to learn more about the faces behind the windows and website of The Runners Shop.

Lynn Bourque - Lynn is the owner of The Runners Shop. Having personally experienced the life-changing power of running, Lynn tries to share her enthusiasm with others every day, whether in the store or on the roads...

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Ben Nelson - Ben is The Runners Shop resident shoe guru. He's the guy who makes sure your favourite shoe is on the wall, and he can give you a marathon answer to any sprint question you may have about shoes (and lots of other stuff too). He has run every distance from 400 metres to 100 miles...

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Greg Lindsay - Greg is the newest addition to The Runners Shop team, having been scooped away from the world of luxury hospitality. Greg’s customer service skills are legendary, he's a long time runner and cyclist, and if you ever need a good wine or food recommendation along with a pair of new shoes, he's your man...

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Olivia HoskinOlivia is our social media, website, and marketing specialist. In other words, the glue that holds us together and connected to our running community...

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Rob Jenkin - Rob has been working at the Runners Shop for over two decades. That’s a lot of shoes out the door! His expertise and patience are second to none and we are convinced that there is no other person working in a run speciality store in Toronto with as much experience...

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Tara LapstraTara is one of our long-time sales staff and resident Energizer Bunny. Monday mornings are usually spent shaking our heads at Tara’s weekend accomplishments – an epic ride, a speedy long run, a fundraiser, and often, tales of some weird concoction from her kitchen. Does this woman ever sit down?!...

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