Experienced race team
We have been involved with racing for decades. Our experience includes running races, hosting races, to attending races to cheer on family and teammates. We understand what you are looking for in a race timer and are always looking for ways to provide you with a great experience for your race.
The Vestal Coal House (Mark and Andy Mushalla) host almost 40 races a year and provided hand timed services for the majority of those races. As their races grew, and a need for a chip timing system in the area was imminent, Mark and Andy decided they needed to take the next step and purchase a chip timing system. A third partner with a technical backround was sought, and that is where Brian Cupp came into play.
Brian was excited to hear about the opportunity. The Vestal Coal House would buy their race shirts from him, as he owned a local t-shirt shop, so there was already a relationship established. He had a Masters degree in Computer Science and previously held technical and management positions with IBM and Lockheed Martin. It seemed like a great fit and Brian was ready to take on this venture with us. Andy, Brian, and Mark selected the industry leading Jaguar race timing equipment. The name Gazelle Race Timing was chosen, a nod to the speedy animal. We have since timed several races in the area including the YMCA Corporate Challenge, The I Run For Half Marathon, marathon and 5K, the Octoberfast, the Neon Night Run, and the Run Wild for the Binghamton Zoo 5K, just to name a few.
Meet the Team
Meet Brian, Andy and Mark. Three local guys who enjoy running and believe each run should be enjoyable and lead to a healthier way of life.
Founder & VP of Operations
Brian was more of a baseball / softball player in his younger years but having two daughters that were involved in cross country and track and field he quickly picked up running as a way to connect with his daughters. He has been running races for the last 20 years and has attended his daughter's running events up and down the east coast for the past 10 years. Three time Boston Marathon finisher and several time wake up sore from running too much the day before! 🙂 Masters degree in Computer Science, VP of Operations at Verticalnet, Senior Manager at Lockheed Martin and developer at IBM.
Founder and CFO
Mark has been a CPA for over 35 years, and runs his own accounting firm, M Squared Management Consultants. He teaches Business at Binghamton University and Broome Community College. Mark and his family also run the Vestal Coal House Cafe & Events, which serves healthy food and hosts over thirty 5K races on the Vestal Rail Trail each year for charity. It seemed like Gazelle Race Timing was a natural fit for Mark, already hosting a plethora of local races and involved heavily in the community. Mark has 9 kids, a cat, and three lovely dogs. In his spare time, he is an avid runner and consistently runs local 5K's
Founder and VP of Sales
Andy works for M Squared Management Consultants, an accounting firm in Vestal, NY. He also organizes all the events at the Vestal Coal House. The Vestal Coal House organizes over thirty races every year to benefit charities and organizes several wellness programs for all ages and abilities. Andy ran track in high school for the Vestal Golden Bears. He was an 800 Meter specialist, and truly enjoyed those glory days. Andy is a graduate of Broome Community College. He continues to run local 5K races, and is undefeated in races against his father Mark.
Give us a call (607-221-3727) and tell us about your race. We would love to help you put on a successful race!