Rod Crowell opened Top Speed Running in January of 2003. Rod, a graduate of USC, earned his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine and, until 2002, worked as an engineer. A lifelong runner, Rod competed primarily in the middle distances. Since 2002, Rod has coached youth cross country and track and field. His four children all run competitively and enjoy helping out at the store. Elisabeth, Rod's wife, also enjoys running and provides much behind-the-scenes support for Top Speed Running.
Currently coaches cross country and track and field and teaches at Riverside City College. Prior to Riverside City College, Coach Wilson was the head coach at Upland High School for a total of twelve years, leading the Highlanders to a state-wide power in cross country and track and field.
Rob has been the manager of Top Speed Running since the store opened in 2003. With a Masters degree in Kinesiology and twenty two years of cross country/track coaching experience, Rob has a wealth of knowledge that he passionately shares with the community. From 2004 to 2014 Rob was head cross country coach at Claremont High School where he developed one of the top high school programs in California. Rob has been named head men's and women's cross country coach for Chaffey College.
An avid runner, Elisabeth has been lending her expertise at Top Speed Running since day one. She enjoys participating in local area 5Ks and 10Ks and is often seen running with Top Speed Running’s group runs on Tuesday nights at 6pm.