Summer Of Miles

Sir Walter Running

Running miles in Raleigh and beyond. Hosted by Sandy Roberts and Pat Price. Discussing the Sir Walter Miler, the Raleigh Half Marathon, Pop Up Miles, Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park, the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, and more!

All Episodes

On Episode 67, Sandy and Pat walk you through the 2021 Sir Walter Miler weekend, from the big event Friday night to the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile on Saturday night. Then Craig Engels comes on to talk about what he's been up to this Summer. He discusses his disappointment after the trials, his Summer racing schedule, his thoughts on the Miler, his thoughts on what just happened with the Men's 1500 team in Tokyo, and more!

Aug 4

40 min 19 sec

On Episode 66, Sir Walter Director of Hospitality, Melissa Coleman, joins as co-host and talks about everything that goes into putting on the Miler. Then Mick Stanovsek joins us to talk about walking on at Oregon, training in the Outer Banks, his North Carolina roots, his Australian heritage, as well as his connection to the Triangle.

Jul 31

31 min 7 sec

On Episode 65, Sir Walter Miler Elite Men's Coordinator Stephen Furst stops by to co-host and talk about the 2021 Men's Field. We discuss the two components to the field, as well as the process for getting into the race in future years, as well as some of his favorite moments from the Miler over the years.

Jul 29

40 min 5 sec

On Episode 64, On Athletics Club's Sage Hurta joins us to talk about training in Boulder, her tough break at the Olympic Trials, why she joined On Athletics Club, and more!

Jul 27

34 min 4 sec

On Episode 63, Sir Walter Miler Elite Women's Coordinator Jeff Caron stops by to co-host and talk about the 2021 Women's Field, as well as some of his favorite moments from the Miler over the years.

Jul 24

42 min 3 sec

On Episode 62, Joey Berriatua of Tinman Elite enters the Summer of Miles to discuss his beginnings as a baseball player turned runner, who competed against Tour de France vet Neilson Powless in high school. He then talks about joining Tinman Elite and his time with the team, including the turbulent past year. Finally, he discusses the mile, and his quest for sub 4:00 that will land him on the Sir Walter Miler starting line. Then finally, we chat about where he goes moving forward.

Jul 21

46 min 32 sec

On Episode 61, Elly Henes joins us live and in person to talk about her start with running, her illustrious career at NC State that concluded with a win at the NCAA Championships in the 5000 meters, her future plans, signing with adidas, her evolution as a leader, running at Sir Walter, and more!

Jul 14

47 min 31 sec

The Summer of Miles is back with 2 weeks down of the Pop Up Miles and 2 weeks left to go. The Sir Walter Trialer is coming, and Sandy and Pat make their picks for the Men's 1500 team.

Jun 14

26 min 10 sec

Episode 59 is a quick one where Sandy and Pat talk about the Greenway 20k, the first event that the City of Raleigh has allowed after the Special Events Moratorium ends on March 31. Join us on Saturday, April 3 for the 20k or the 2x10k Relay!

Mar 18

18 min 10 sec

Ryan Hill stops by the Summer of Miles to talk to Pat and Sandy about his path to Hoka One One and NAZ Elite, as well as his departure from Nike and Bowerman Track Club.

Jan 5

34 min 56 sec

On Episode 57, Sandy and Pat catch up with Georgetown alum, Jon Green. He and Sandy discuss his upbringing as a runner, his time at Georgetown, and where his goals are as a competitor. Then Jon and Pat discuss his recent coaching success, how he ended up connecting with 2020 (2021) Olympian, Molly Seidel, and all about that day in Atlanta.

Apr 2020

45 min 15 sec

Episode 56 is your audio race packet for the 2020 Raleigh Half Marathon. Sandy and Pat walk through packet pickup to the afterparty, as well as how to run the course! Too lazy to read the pre-race emails? Dig into this episode! If you're looking to get some help breaking a time barrier this Saturday, pacer extraordinaire Sean O'Neal joins us at the end to talk about what to expect from running with a pace group, and more!

Feb 2020

45 min 40 sec

On Episode 55, Sandy and Pat sit down with local 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier, Tom Nobles. Tom talks about his beginnings in running for Green Hope, his stellar career at UNC Charlotte, and finally where he is now in training and racing. He discusses his 2:17 performance at the California International Marathon, his goals for the Trials, and more!

Jan 2020

39 min 18 sec

On Episode 54, the "Miles to the Trials" series continues, as Pat interviews Raleigh Distance Project's Shari Eberhard. Shari talks about her experience at USATF Club Cross Country Nationals this past weekend, her Olympic Trials Qualifying race at the 2019 Chicago Marathon, and her time in Raleigh; which includes some of her favorite places to run, and to relax. She also discusses running at the famed York High School, and what she's doing to get ready for Atlanta.

Dec 2019

22 min 11 sec

On Episode 53, Sandy and Pat discuss the Pursuit Ales "Toe the Line" release (and where to get it), Giving Tuesday, the formation of the Gray Squirrel Track Club (and the Tracksmith singlets), as well as the partnership with the Longleaf Hotel. Pat then interviews Sound Running's Jesse Williams about training for the Raleigh Half Marathon, the Track Meet, and the Sound Running Tour.

Dec 2019

40 min 10 sec

On Episode 52, Sandy and Pat head over to Bond Brothers Beer Company to chat with Jay and Jeremy Bond about the launch of Pursuit Ales, the "Toe the Line" release party Friday, and why they started the brand. They also talk about the 2020 Raleigh Half Marathon (and a Black Friday discount code), Turkey Trots, and what they're thankful for in running.

Nov 2019

33 min 33 sec

On Episode 51, Nike Bowerman Track Club's Andrew Bumbalough calls into the podcast to help introduce the "Miles to the Trials" series. Bumbalough talks about his big run in Chicago, pacing Eliud Kipchoge at Breaking2 in 2017, racing in Nike's Next%, his buildup to the Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta, and how to run McAlpine Park to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals. Sandy and Pat also discuss the return of the Raleigh Half Marathon, and what to expect, and get excited about, in 2020!

Nov 2019

43 min 54 sec

On Episode 50, Tim Jeffreys chats with Pat about the release of his new film, The 41st Day, a documentary about 2:04:59 marathoner Ryan Hall. We talked about the 7 year journey that started with a Kickstarter campaign, took him to Ethiopia, and how he handled Ryan's career taking some challenging turns, and their relationship along the way. He also weighs in on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, the 2020 Marathon Trials, and the 2020 Track & Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon. The 41st Day will be screened on Thursday, October 24th at the Alamo Drafthouse at 5pm and 8pm. Tim will do a Q&A after each screening. Get tickets at

Oct 2019

30 min 20 sec

On Episode 49, Sandy and Pat stop by the office of 2019 USTFCCA Hall of Fame inductee, Coach Rollie Geiger. We chat with Coach Geiger about how he got to Raleigh in the first place, his long and successful tenure at NC State, his job before coaching, recruiting in the social media age, what keeps him excited 40 years in, where he finds inspiration for the team, some key workouts the team does, changes in training theory, different areas the team has run in Raleigh, and some quick takes on Sir Walter Miler, the Krispy Kreme Challenge, and more! Tune in for a great conversation with a local (and national) legend! (and stay tuned after the interview for some messages from his former athletes)

Sep 2019

59 min 15 sec

On Episode 48, Sandy and Pat recap the weekend, and Carrie Tollefson joins the Summer of Miles to give her impressions of the race, talk about the evolution of the sport, her broadcasting career, and breaking 4:30 herself.

Aug 2019

49 min 9 sec

Sandy and Pat are back behind the mic at Sunrise Studios to discuss the ENTIRE 2019 Sir Walter Miler weekend. If you've never been before, or even if you have, this is the podcast for you!

Jul 2019

45 min 28 sec

On Episode 46, 2019 Sir Walter Miler competitor Rebecca Mehra stops by the Loading Dock to chat with Pat about her experience in Des Moines at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships, living and training in Bend with Little Wing/Oiselle and Coach Lauren Fleshman, and, of course, working for the Mayor.

Jul 2019

17 min 44 sec

On Episode 45, recent Furman grad Aaron Templeton comes on to chat with Pat about his Pro Debut in the 10,000 meters at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships, his career at Furman, Cross Country, North Carolina, his future plans, and of course, movies.

Jul 2019

20 min 2 sec

On Episode 44, Pat interviews 3-time Summer of Miles guest Stephanie Garcia. Steph talks about her move across country to train with Kim Conley and Drew Wartenburg, her recovery techniques, UVA basketball, and her longevity in the sport.

Jul 2019

22 min 20 sec

Sir Walter Miler Men’s Elite Coordinator Stephen Furst joins Pat and Sandy to run down the 2019 Sir Walter Miler Elite Men’s Field!

Jul 2019

30 min 5 sec

Sir Walter Miler Women's Elite Coordinator Jeff Caron joins Pat to run down the 2019 Sir Walter Miler Elite Women's Field!

Jul 2019

32 min 5 sec

On Episode 41, Sandy and Pat recap the 2019 Pop Up Miles Championship and discuss the Tour de Walter thus far.

Jul 2019

28 min 11 sec

On Episode 40, Pat interviews recent Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier, Tristin Van Ord. They chat about her going from part time runner, part time soccer player at Chapel Hill High to Appalachian State standout, to the Raleigh Distance Project. They also discuss The Pursuit, a local group that she and Andie Cozzarelli coach, as well as some of her favorite spots in Raleigh and Boone.

Jun 2019

24 min

On Episode 39, Sandy and Pat preview the 2019 Pop Up Miles Championship, unveil the "Extra" race at the Sir Walter Miler, and talk about more ways to get involved in this years event. The show is now also available on Spotify!

Jun 2019

37 min 25 sec

On Episode 38, Sandy and Pat discuss the few weeks of the Pop Up Miles, this Friday's Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, and Gabe Grunewald.

Jun 2019

25 min 15 sec

The podcast is back with the 2019 Pop Up Miles season just days away. Sandy and Pat discuss what to look forward to this June, as well as tease some things going on later this Summer; the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile on Friday, June 14th, the Tour de Walter in July, and the 6th Sir Walter Miler on Friday, August 2nd. On the second segment, Runologie Co-Owner Alex Warren, joins Pat after the Thursday night run, to discuss this weekend's Run for Love 5k, The Pursuit, Johnny Dutch's "Run of the Picture" screening, and his recent win at the NC Beer Mile.

Jun 2019

27 min 54 sec

On Episode 36, we walk through the Raleigh Half Marathon weekend! It's everything you need to know from parking, to packet pickup, to the afterparty! Too lazy to read the pre-race emails? Dig into this episode!

Apr 2019

37 min 23 sec

The guys are back with Episode 35, the Kevin Durant Episode of sorts, where they announce the 2019 Summer of Miles schedule, as well as do a deep dive on the inaugural (sold out) Raleigh Half Marathon. Listen in for a special announcement about the Pop Up Miles Championship, as well as all of the information you want (and need) about the Raleigh Half!

Mar 2019

29 min 9 sec

On Episode 34, Sandy and Pat are back to discuss the launch of the 2019 Raleigh Half Marathon, and then chat with 2018 California International Marathon 4th place finisher, Joe Stilin. Stilin runs for Blowing Rock, NC-based Zap Fitness and is a Sir Walter Miler alum. He talks about his debut of 2:13:19, how he got there, and more!

Dec 2018

47 min 55 sec

On Episode 33, Sandy and Pat return to talk about the 2018 Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park season that starts this Tuesday, October 2nd. Take a listen to hear more about the second season of the "Autumn of Trials."

Sep 2018

14 min 2 sec

On Episode 32, Sandy and Pat recap what was the 2018 Sir Walter Miler: a historic night with 5 Women going under 4:30, and 13 Men going under 4:00, which was the most Americans to ever run sub 4:00 in one race. Then they speak with Jacob Thomson about his first sub 4:00 at Sir Walter, and Sara Vaughn about her sub 4:30 and near win after going with the rabbit from the gun.

Aug 2018

44 min 5 sec

On Episode 31, Sandy and Pat tell you all you need to know for the 2018 Sir Walter Miler! Want to know where to park or when to be at the track? This is the podcast for you. Plus - Intern predictions at the end of the show!

Aug 2018

23 min

On Episode 30, Pat Casey and Hassan Mead join the podcast to talk about their "Summer of Denials," as Sandy talks with them about their toughest injuries, and how they recovered.

Aug 2018

31 min

On Episode 29, Sandy and Pat reveal the winners of the Tour de Walter and the Champs-ElYates Mill, and chat about recent guest Sam Prakel's signing with adidas. Then Pat speaks with former Summer of Miles guest, and Sir Walter Miler Veteran, Stephanie Garcia, about what she's been up to the past year, and the proper way to DM on Instagram. Finally, Pat chats with Connor "Merk" Mercurio and Jimmy Stevenson of the GO4it Film. In the closing, Sandy has a plea for everyone coming to the Sir Walter Miler Friday!

Aug 2018

49 min 51 sec

In Episode 28, 2018 competitor Charlie Marquardt tells us about running Division 3, Swarthmore magic, Corgis, Riptide Rush, and his dive for sub 4:00. Also - Sandy and Pat discuss their "Top 5 Sir Walter Miler Moments."

Jul 2018

35 min 10 sec

Pat stops by the Sports Channel 8 Radio Show to chat Sir Walter, Tour de France, and the Top 5 Running Moments in North Carolina history.

Jul 2018

13 min 34 sec

On Episode 27, Sandy and Pat chat with 2018 Sir Walter Miler Elite Athletes Sam Prakel and Jamie Morrissey. Sam discusses running at the University of Oregon, and his recent successful tour of Europe with a few wins in Ireland, including the Morton Mile. Elite Women's Coordinator Jeff Caron joins the Summer of Miles during the chat with Jamie Morrissey, where she discusses training with True Blue Elite in Ann Arbor Michigan, pacing the Women's field, and her quest for the best coffee and beer in Raleigh.

Jul 2018

45 min 24 sec

On Episode 26, Sandy and Pat talk about the 2018 Sir Walter Miler, the latest Tour De Walter Strava Challenges, interview Les Abbott from Raleigh Brewing Company and Robin Pate from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Jul 2018

50 min 30 sec

On Episode 25, Sir Walter Miler Men’s Elite Coordinator Stephen Furst joins Sandy and Pat (and Logan) to unveil the initial 2018 Men’s Field!

Jul 2018

45 min 25 sec

On Episode 24, Sir Walter Miler Women's Elite Coordinator Jeff Caron joins Pat to unveil the initial 2018 Women's Field!

Jul 2018

30 min 39 sec

On Episode 23, Sandy and Pat recap the 2018 Pop Up Miles season and Championship, as well as discuss the start of Sir Walter Miler season. They interview the Pop Up Miles Champions, Sammy George and Henry Dwyer, as well as give out personal awards, and discuss the 2018 USATF 1500 Championships, and how the Sir Walter Alums faired.

Jun 2018

36 min 55 sec

On Episode 22, Sandy and Pat recap the busy last week of the 3rd annual Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile and the inaugural Session at the Speedway. Finally, they run down all the Sir Walter Miler alumni running at the USATF Outdoor Championship this weekend in Des Moines. Those athletes (in no particular order), are: Drew Piazza, Tripp, Hurt, Stephanie Brown, Amanda Eccleston, Johnny Gregorek, Robby Andrews, Craig Engels, Colby Alexander, Drew Hunter, Graham Crawford, Isaac Yorks, Ford Palmer, Sara Vaughn, Shannon Osika, Emily Lipari, Cory McGee, Megan Mansy, Sara Sutherland, Rachel Schneider, Nicole Tully, Lauren Johnson, Trevor Dunbar, Joe Stilin, Lauren Paquette, Katrina Coogan, Sarah Pease and Kenyetta Iyevbele.

Jun 2018

41 min 5 sec

On Episode 21, Sandy and Pat recap Pop Up Miles Week 2, preview the 2018 Raleigh RunDown and the Session at the Speedway, talk briefly about the postrun polo launch at the Portland Track Festival, and then speak with Runologie's Alex Warren about the Runologie x Sir Walter Miler Goodr Sunglasses, the Keep RLGH Independent Four Miler, and the return of the Boylan Shorts.

Jun 2018

35 min 45 sec

On Episode 20, Sandy and Pat recap Week 1 of the 2018 Pop Up Miles season at Cary Academy, and preview week 2 (as well as the Raleigh RunDown). Next is an interview with Portland Track Festival Meet Director, Craig Rice, where they discuss the meets growth over the years, their commitment to their mission, the 2018 event, and the Innovation Project, which spawned the postrun brand. In the final segment, Sandy and Pat discuss the postrun polo, and some other things that are in the works for the 2018 Sir Walter Miler. All music in the episode is by Portland's Richmond Fontaine, except for that last song...

Jun 2018

47 min 36 sec

The 2018 Summer of Miles is here! Sandy and Pat talk about the upcoming Pop Up Miles series, the 2018 Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile, the Session at the Speedway, and more!

Jun 2018

27 min 54 sec