Meet the Team

Locally owned, nationally known.

B.J. Bottomley - Owner

BJ began his career in this industry in customer service at Saucony in 1999.  He went on to become an Account Manager for Saucony and then their Regional Sales Director for New England and New York.  In August 2006, he became the Nike RSG Sales Rep in that same territory.  He left Nike in September 2009 to open Nashua's first running store which was re-branded Fleet Feet Sports in August of 2014. He has competed in track and XC for Manchester Memorial, UMass-Lowell & the Gate City Striders. When not at the store, B.J. enjoys coaching youth cross country and spending time with his wife and sons. 

Beth Whipple

Beth, a transplant from Colonie, NY, brings over 14 years of running experience to Fleet Feet Sports Nashua.  In addition to completing over 180 road races, Beth has completed 26 triathlons including 2 Half Ironman distance races. As a member of the local running club, the Gate City Striders, In 2014, Beth completed both the  NH and New England 2014 Grand Prix races (7 NH & 7 NE) to earn the titles of Granite State Runner and IronRunner. The race distances range from 5k to marathon. When not working, running or cycling, Beth can be found in her kitchen making delicious homemade treats!

Mike Wright

Mike started running when he failed to make the Varsity football team his junior year at Frontier High School in Hamburg NY.  He joined the Indoor track team to get bigger and faster for football. His legendary coach Mr Capuani (Cap) put every new athlete through a series of fitness test and Mike ran the 1.5 mile time trial in a very good time. That was the beginning of a successful HS and College career in Cross country and Track and Field. In college Mike ran at University of Lowell and attended the Division 2 Nationals for both Cross Country and Track. He had personal bests of 14:34 in the 5k, 30:20 in the 10k, and 9:18 in the 3k Steeplechase where he held the school record for 15 years.

After college Mike actually quit running to play hockey with local buddies. At age 39 he attended his college coach’s retirement party and was truly inspired by the number of guests who came to pay tribute. From that point on he vowed to get back into the running community and also coaching. He had a short stint at Litchfield middle school before finding a perfect fit in Milford NH. Mike has been coaching there since 2004 both at the middle school and now the high school. During this time he has built the program to one of the best in Division 2 with many top 5 finishes. Mike is also a USATF certified level 1 coach and helps out with Nashua PAL and Gate City Striders youth programs.

    Mike also enjoys running and competing at the Masters level. He has run 9 marathons including 5 Boston’s and a PR of 2:54:24 at the Manchester marathon. He is also a Gate City Strider member who enjoys the Mill City Relays and other local races. Mike hopes to keep running and inspire people to run as long as he can.

Nicole Smith 

Nicole is currently a student at Southern New Hampshire University where she studies graphic design. She lived in Chicago for a little over two years in which time she attended Columbia College Chicago. It is there in the Windy City that she discovered Fleet Feet Sports and became an employee in the spring of 2014 until she moved back home to New England in the fall. She had been running as a hobby for about 8 years, and just completed her first race in June 2015. Nicole played soccer in her younger years until she gave up the sport for cheerleading. This was her athletic focus during most of high school, but she consistently ran on her own to stay in shape and to relieve stress. She enjoys running with the Fleet Feet Training groups, as well as on her own, and is aiming to reach further distances each season. When she is not running or training, Nicole enjoys listening to Taylor Swift or can be found editing the Fleet Feet Nashua Website!

Aaron Martin

Aaron began running in middle school, he started off as a sprinter running the 200 and 400. He saw running as a way to stay in shape for soccer. During the winter of his sophomore year of high school is when his coach finally decided to move him to middle distance and eventually distance. His first season of cross country was his junior year. He is currently running at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He fancies himself a track distance runner; specializing in the 3,000 and mile distances.

During the summer he runs in Mine Falls and the Dracut-Lowell-Tyngsboro Woods. You will see him competing in a few local races, as his main focus is on running competitively during the collegiate season. His post-college career will involve pursuing a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon and continuing competitive track races. He really loves his dog, Apollo and likes to eat a lot.

 Danielle Poublon

Danielle is a student athlete in her senior year at Bishop Guertin High School. She has been competitively running for seven years with her local USATF team (the PAL Striders), and her middle school and high school team after her mom, who was also a competitive runner in college, introduced her to the sport. Danielle has been to the USATF’s national competition twice for cross country and has been to New Balance Nationals with her 4x800 team in the summer of 2013. She holds the Division 1 record for the 4x800m for the outdoor track season. Danielle contributed to the eleventh and twelfth state championship on her indoor track team over the past two years, and this past fall she earned her first cross country team state championship. Danielle’s 5k PR is 19:15, her 800m time is 2:23, and she has jumped 5’2” in the high jump; her goal this year is to run sub 2:20 in the 800m and jump 5’6” in the high jump. When Danielle is not running or jumping for BG, she enjoys participating on her FIRSTRobotics team, Team 811.

Daniel (DJ) Raboin

Daniel comes to Fleet Feet Nashua from Lunenburg, MA. He is a graduate from the University of New England in Biddeford, ME where he received a degree in medical biology.  DJ competed for UNE in cross country and track during his time there. He also worked at Fleet Feet Portland during his junior/senior year. Now you can find DJ working at Fleet Feet Nashua, coaching at Fitchburg High, running for SISU Project, or hiking. DJ's favorite food is blueberry buckwheat pancakes, his favorite location to run is in West Rutland, Vermont and his favorite music is classic rock.

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