Come get all the Multi-sport related questions answered by a panel of local experts in the areas of Sports Medicine, Coaching, Nutrition, Ultra Running, Xterra & Off road racing, Biking & more. Plus all the pizza & Italian wine you can handle. Just some of the panel will be: Todd Wiley, Dr. Johnny King-Marino, Dr. Howie Lee, Stacey Miller, Tom Dillon, Lisa Kall, Jimmy Balmer & Fernando Paredes. Read more about our panel below:
Todd Wiley- Todd is a multisport coach in the great Philadelphia region but works with athletes all over the country. Todd’s athletic background started when he was 11 with age-group swimming. He started competitive running when he was 13. Todd ran at the division II level in collegiate track and cross country for Kutztown University where he was a two time All-American. He still holds school records for the 5000 (14:28), and the 10000 (30:13). After completing college in ’94 he began his triathlon career. While in ’98 winning the Duathlon World championships and placing 3rd over-all in the Triathlon Worlds champs, he was named triathlete of the year by USA Triathlon. Todd has completed 10 Ironman events including 3 at the World Championships in Hawaii with a PR of 9:10. Todd went on to coach both at the collegiate and high school levels coaching track and cross country. He is a certified Team In Training triathlon coach where he is currently the head triathlon coach for the Eastern PA chapter. While being the coach for TNT he has coached over 900 athletes to successfully complete events from the sprint distance to the half-ironman distance with a 100% finish ratio. He has his own coaching business, coaching athletes on a one to one basis. He has worked with USA Triathlon as a regional athlete development coordinator, completed their Elite mentorship program at the Olympic Training Center and was a member of the regional council. Contact Todd at todd@TWileySports.com
Dr. Johnny King-Marino- Dr. King-Marino has been practicing for more than 32 years. A 1984 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic. He has successfully completed eight Iron Man races, as well as being a two time Kona Hawaii Ironman Championship qualifier. As a triathlete he has competed for Team USA on multiple occasions. He has completed 9 marathons including two Boston marathon races. He continues to actively compete as a masters competitor and is currently the president of the Bucks County RoadRunners. Dr. King-Marino has worked with the local Kenyan Running Team for over 25 years and has been the Team Chiropractor for the USA Triathlon, LaSalle University, and many local high schools. Dr. Johnny is a Certified Sports Physician and is also triple board certified in Active Release Technique and Masters level certified in Graston Technique. Additionally he uses a host of other soft tissue modalities and his vast experience to help get his patients well. Dr. Johnny is known for taking on some of the hardest conditions. He is a frequent lecturer both nationally and locally.
Dr. Howie Lee- Dr. Howard Lee is a pulmonologist in Yardley, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with St Mary's Medial Center. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School before some of you were born, and has been practicing pulmonary disease and sleep medicine in Bucks County for more than 30 years. Howie, as he is known in BCTC has completed some of the most challenging Triathlons from IM Lake Placid, to IM Mont Tremblant, as well as Chesapeake Man, and SOS. Additionally Howie has experience in Ultra distance races and short course racing as well. He ran his first marathon in 1983, and "thankfully, I"m faster now"
Howie has been a competitive multi-sport athlete since the 1990’s. Specific area's of interest include exercise physiology, the aging athlete and how to keep him/ her competitive, heckling, laughter, and the post race buffet table
Stacey Miller- Stacey’s specialty is working with athletes that are new to the sport or looking to take on a new distance of challenge. Having spent many years on the deck as a swim coach, I can work with you to help you strengthen your weakest link. My experience in both the individual and group coaching atmosphere allow me to build you a schedule that is designed to meet your goals and needs. I am well versed in the challenges that a beginner and seasoned triathlete faces and the tools needed to get to the start line healthy, happy and ready to race.
You can expect that I will engage with you on a regular basis and that your program will be designed to allow you to enjoy and succeed in our sport. I believe that success lies not only in the swim, bike, run but also in the recovery and nutrition. I am excited to help you achieve your goals.
As an athlete, my passion lies in long course racing. When not on the race course, our family enjoys swimming, skiing and traveling. USAT, USMS I&II, and RRCA coach
Tom Dillon- Tom is a very successful local multi-sport Athlete and a Sprint Triathlon specialist. He has been competing in Triathlon continuously for the last 35 years and has done over 200 Triathlon races. Currently, he has 106 consecutive Podium finishes in regional Sprint Triathlons and has not been off the Podium in 10 years of racing. His current streak includes 7 Overall Podium finishes, 63 First Place Age Group Podium finishes and his times have been in the Top Ten Overall 31 times and the Top Twenty Overall 74 times! In 2012 he carded 14 straight First Place finishes and that year did 22 Sprint Triathlons! Tom was also the originator of our Club’s River Swim and has been a Founding Member of BCTC since its inception. BCTC is in existence today partly because of Tom’s passion for the sport.
Lisa Kall- Lisa has been racing competitively for 18 years. Lisa has been a force to recon with in every distance from Sprint to IM 140.6 and the Triple T. Lisa has completed the Boston Marathon and placed 3rd at IM Louisville where she qualified for the World Championships in Kona.
Jimmy Balmer- I have been a competitive runner most of my life, only taking a long break while starting a family. When I returned to running I had a strong desire to not only become competitive again, but also wanting to better understand the physiological aspect of running and how to apply that knowledge to train athletes to achieve their personal goals.
I'm a USATF Level 1 certified coach and most recently guided 20+ athletes to their first 5k. My coaching passion is seeing athletes achieve things they never thought possible. Goals, progression, maybe some setbacks, and the ability to help successfully guide athletes through it all are what coaching is all about. Jimmy has been highly competitive in distances from 2 miles to 100 miles. Jimmy’s PR’s are quite impressive in all distances but especially at 50K 3:34:54, 50 miles 6:48:24 & 100 miles 17:27:18.
Fernando Paredes- Has been called “Bucks County’s #1 Fitness & Performance Coach” has over 15 years experience and is a sought after expert in the areas of functional exercise, core training, fat loss, lower-back reconditioning and sports performance training in the greater Bucks/Phila region.
He is a contributing fitness columnist for PhillyFIT magazine, has appeared on CN8’s “Your Morning” show, WFMZ Channel 69 News and The Philadelphia Inquirer because of his innovative exercise approach.
Fernando is the expert other trainers turn to for advice and has gained the reputation as the ‘go-to’ source for anyone interested in attaining lasting results and achieving their true potential.
He owns Fusion Fitness Studio, a private training facility in Doylestown, PA, which offers cutting-edge programs and personal instruction to all levels ranging from rank beginners to the most serious athlete.
Contact Fernando at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Accardo- President and founder of BCTC. Anthony’s true love is bringing the local multi-sport community together to train & race in a group setting. Anthony is an experienced triathlete in various distances up to Half Iron and unique races such as SOS (5 time survivor), Survival of The Mills and Xterra racing. However Anthony’s greatest expertise are in the areas of Food, Wine & Spirits