Since 2004, when I decided to see if I could complete a Half Iron Distance triathlon, my life has never been the same! I had to re-learn how to swim at age 35. I hadn’t run since high school – when I crushed my back in a gymnastics injury. I hired a coach and began to train. I bought a bike, and a wetsuit, and learned about running shoe selection and so much more. When race season arrived a scant 8 months later, my first event, a small Sprint Triathlon: I thought I was going to collapse! I had never done anything so hard in my life, but not only did I finish, I did very well! The next race was the same, just twice as long: and Olympic distance. Then came the Half Iron distance race, and I placed 8th in my age group. I got a spot to Ironman Canada in Penticton, leaving me just 5 weeks to double all of my training distances. It was super hard, and I learned a ton, but I finished my first Ironman in 11 hours and 57 minutes. From there, I have enjoyed races of all distances in all sorts of places around the world. Each race gives me a goal and a deadline, they keep me focused, and every race gives me more experience, which I then pass along to my clients. I share every bit of my knowledge with my athletes, so that they can truly enjoy their first race experience, instead of stumbling around lost. I hold my clients accountable through an online coaching program where each workout is planned and then carefully reviewed and adjusted as required.
I have competed in over 30 races internationally and around my home, from Sprint Triathlon to Ultraman Canada. 10k, Half and Full Marathons, Spartan racing, Cycling events, and more. In 2011 I was the 4th man across the finish line at Ultraman Canada, a 10km swim, 421km bike and 84.4km run.
In 2013 I have been selected as one of 35 people in the world to race in the Ultraman World Championships in Kona Hawaii. I have been on team Canada for the World Long Course Triathlon Championships in Holland and Australia.
I am VERY honored to have been selected as one of Hammer Nutrition’s Sponsored Ambassador Athletes! I LOVE Hammer’s products and cannot imagine racing without them! I love being able to feed my 20 month old son Hammer Bars and a drink of HEED without a single worry. I know the ingredients are truly healthy and safe, with no compromises!