About Ben

Hello runners! Ben Drew here, head runner guy at The Wired Runner.

I’ve been an avid runner for 10+ years. Before that, I was just an overweight, average guy who liked to drink beer and didn’t exercise much.

Way, way before that (in high school), I was big into cross-country skiing and used running as a way to stay in shape during the offseason. I even ran the first 20 miles of a marathon my senior year of high school!!

(I actually finished the marathon – Baystate in Lowell, MA 1994 – but walked most of the last 6.2 miles).

Since I picked up running again, I’ve run a few ultras, a bunch of marathons (including Boston twice), even more halfs, and countless shorter races.

Nowadays, I prefer getting my shoes dirty and spend the majority of my running time exploring the beautiful trails of New York’s Hudson Valley.

In 2014, I left my financial career and opened up a running store! Up until 2019, I owned and operated a running store in Croton, NY called Run On Hudson Valley.

It’s here that The Wired Runner was created. I wanted to take the knowledge and experience I gained at the store and share it with more people. There are a lot of myths surrounding running, running shoes, and gear – my goal with this website is to clear those myths up and empower runners reading these articles.

About The Wired Runner

Originally, this website was called Athlete’s GPS. The goal was to help runners understand GPS watches to make good buying choices. In 2015, we rebranded to The Wired Runner.

As we’ve grown, we’ve expanded our reviews to any type of gear a runner might need. This includes shorts, shirts, tights, hydration gear, hats, gloves, jackets, and running shoes!

We’ve also created several buying guides to help you with your running gear needs.

We hope that we can help provide great running advice that propels you on your quest to exercise, lose weight, run a marathon, train better, have fun, or whatever else you do!

The Wired Runner