Nobuko was an elite ranking swimmer in Japan and then took up running with her boyfriend and now husband and  was the first to be named All-American at Unity College in Maine in running.

Nobuko was an elite ranking swimmer in Japan and then took up running with her boyfriend and now husband and  was the first to be named All-American at Unity College in Maine in running.

 
 

Hi, I'm Nobuko

Owner

Shawn and I purchased Tortoise and Hare from another "running family" because we genuinely enjoy people. We wanted to invest in a place that focused on keeping our community healthy, happy and active—without injury or weakness. 

 
 
 

And I'm Shawn

Co-owner

Our family chooses to live a very active life—T&H gives us a great excuse to do what we love to do every day. Whether that's the gear we stock or suggestions on how to move more efficiently, we're committed to quality, not trends.  

Shawn competed in High School  was All New England and Regional Champion then Ran at Unity College in Maine, where he was the first ever to be named All-American at the school. After graduating with an MBA then Graduate Studies at U of M, he continues to compete, finishing All-American at multiple triathlons. A lifetime entrepreneur, he recently became more involved in T&H again after selling his business, Jyco Sealing Technologies.

Shawn competed in High School  was All New England and Regional Champion then Ran at Unity College in Maine, where he was the first ever to be named All-American at the school. After graduating with an MBA then Graduate Studies at U of M, he continues to compete, finishing All-American at multiple triathlons. A lifetime entrepreneur, he recently became more involved in T&H again after selling his business, Jyco Sealing Technologies.