Daniel, Chief Running Officer
Daniel Brass, owner and "head runner", has worked in the running specialty market for almost a decade. Fitting thousands of runners over the years, he has seen every foot type and successfully fit runners of all skill levels in great running/walking shoes. From his extensive experience, Daniel's goal is to make the Black Dog Running Company one of the best running stores in the country. He will strive to always exceed the expectations of the local running community, while continuously growing and learning through listening to customers in the Myrtle Beach area. He has been running for over 20 years, completed numerous marathons and 13.1s. He enjoys working with local training groups and helping new runners reach their goals. Daniel is a certified RRCA running coach who works with local runners of all skill levels.
Part-time Help/Full-time Support
Heather Caplan Brass is Daniel's very supportive wife of his crazy running habit and his dream to open the store : )
Heather is a well respected and accomplished Equine Veterinarian who practices in the area.
She is a Triathlete and runner herself, who has run in numerous races and is currently training for a Half-Ironman distance triathlon. Heather is very much dedicated to the Cross fit lifestyle, through fitness and proper diet. Heather is a level I certified Crossfit Coach and coaches weekly at Crossfit Myrtle Beach.
Amy Meredith is one of our newest members to Black Dog Running Company. Running has always been a big part of Amy's life, participating in track and eventually taking the leap to long distance running. Her favorite distance is the half marathon but she enjoys racing all distances. Amy also includes Crossfit into her workout schedule, breaking a sweat with coach Heather. She is also a full time registered dietitian in the Myrtle Beach area. Amy's biggest goal is to one day compete in the Boston Marathon.
Dawn White is one of the newest members of BDRC. Having lost over 60 pounds since 2007, she understands the struggles many face in getting started with a regular exercise routine and has a passion to help them reach their fitness goals. She loves to run and enjoys the marathon distance the best, in fact, she just completed her 6th marathon earlier this year right here in Myrtle Beach. Dawn has coached several different running groups in the Raleigh and Myrtle Beach area. She is a certified running coach through RRCA and USATF. She is currently working toward a Personal Training certification in order to broaden her passion to help others with their fitness goals. One of her favorite quotes is by John Bingham, ""The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
Guinness, "The Black Dog/Store Mascot"
Guinness’s relentless and futile chasing of squirrels (his sworn enemy) in our backyard is the inspiration of the store name and logo. He is often at the store, taking a nap behind the counter and greeting all people willing to give him a friendly pet : )
Velo, aka "The White Dog"
Velo usually "works" in the shop one or two days a week. By "work" I mean rolling over for belly rubs and foraging for snacks : )
Look for her to be holding down the fort on our world famous
White Dog Wednesdays.
Run like a dog and
live in the moment!!
We all look forward to meeting you and assisting with all your running/walking related needs. We are a locally owned and operated running store that takes great pride in always delivering a personable and attentive shopping experience. We are all passionate about running and helping others reach their goals.