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 16 years of running experience to Fleet Feet Sports Nashua.  In addition to completing over 200 road races, Beth has completed 27 triathlons including 2 Half Ironman distance races. As a member of the local running club, the Gate City Striders, Beth completed 2016 USATF New England Grand Prix races earning the title of IronRunner. The race distances range from 5k to marathon. In May 2017, she ran a Boston qualifying time at the Gate City Marathon for the 2018 Boston Marathon. When not working, running or cycling, Beth can be found in her kitchen making delicious homemade treats!

Ben Massa

Ben started running track and field in 2nd grade with the Amherst town recreation department and started cross country in the 4th grade with the Wilkins Elementary School, continuing both sports all the way through graduation from Souhegan High School. In applying for colleges, the plan was to run the 400m for a DII track program, however, after ending up at Cedarville University in Ohio and discovering they had a rugby team his plans changed. He played DIII rugby freshman and sophomore year and then for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) junior and senior year. Senior year he was also the captain and coach of the team.

In his studies at Cedarville he started out in mechanical engineering and after one year learned it was not for him, changing majors to exercise science. As a recent graduate and building on his experience interning at a sports performance gym for young athletes, he is now studying to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam, his goal being to one-day train elite level athletes.

Danielle Poublon

Danielle is a student athlete in her second year at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has been competitively running for ten years with her local USATF team (the PAL Striders), middle school, high school, and collegiate teams 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 three times for cross country and has been to New Balance Nationals with her high school 4x800m team in the summer of 2013. Danielle contributed to the eleventh and twelfth state championship on her indoor track team, as well as a state cross country championship in 2014.

Danielle was recruited by UML to high jump. She hopes to jump 5'6" and above in her upcoming years. Danielle also plans on competing in the pentathlon this indoor season, which includes five events: high jump, long jump, 60m hurdles, 800m run, and shot put. In her spare time Danielle coaches the PAL Striders USATF track and field team, paints, and does Crossfit at Crossfit Nashua. 

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