Super awesome exciting announcement!

Me finishing the Sooke Tri last year!

So I have a super awesome exciting announcement to share with all of you!

I was recently given the opportunity to combine everything I’m passionate about — writing, media relations, social media, triathlons and endurance sport events —  into a career!

As of Monday, I will be joining LifeSport Coaching as the Communications Coordinator for the Subaru Western Triathlon Series!

I’m super excited to finally be on the ‘other’ side of an endurance sport event and am looking forward to helping make this Tri Series the best yet.

As you may know, I did the sprint distance at the Subaru Sooke International Triathlon last year. The course was challenging but scenic, and it was cool to watch the event when it was broadcasted on TSN a few months later. (TSN will be back this year, too!) It was only my second triathlon ever (the first one I did was just a week prior!) and I had a blast. I really hope to encourage more newbie triathletes, or even some runners who are thinking about stepping it up a notch and “trying a tri” (like I did last year!), to mark these dates on their 2012 (hopefully Van Island Runner’s for Cancer) calendars:

  • Shawnigan Lake – May 27th
  • Victoria – June 17th
  • Vancouver – July 8th
  • Sooke – August 12th
  • Banff – September 8th

The only downside to my new job — besides not being able to be a participant in the series anymore, and probably not as much time to train and race in as many endurance sport events for the next few summers — is the fact I can no longer do the Sinister 7 trail race (sad face), as it falls on the same day as the Vancouver triathlon. That said, I may be able to swing the Canadian Death Race (August Long weekend), if anyone wants to put together a relay team! Otherwise, I’m going to look for some sort of crazy destination trail race for the off-season 🙂

I’ll still be doing some racing this year, most likely smaller races like the Frontrunner’s Island Race series and the GutBuster Trail Racing series, and maybe a sprint tri. I will definitely keep blogging about my own training and races, but expect more triathlon-related event stuff as well!

P.S. –  Be sure to follow the Subaru Western Triathlon Series on Twitter (@SubaruWestTri) and Facebook!