I have always been involved in some form of activity/sports and competition. In my younger years, growing up in Northern Ontario, I played competitive hockey and lacrosse. Also learned how to ski. Back then, I was the very few jogging around town.
It wasn’t until I moved to Kingston, that I discovered triathlon, but, it took me 6 years before I knew what a triathlon was. Once I did my first triathlon, Kingston Long Course, I got hooked. Now, i’m participating mostly Ironman distances. My goal is to complete 50 and I am presently at 38.
I retired in 2015 from a career that required to stay in a reasonably good shape. I was a Correctional Officer for 30 years and during that time, I was involved with the Emergency Response Team for 23 years. I became a Team Instructor and a Team Leader.
Health is very important for an athlete. That’s why I enjoy being a “Pace Bunny “ at the half marathon race during the Ottawa Race Weekend. I enjoy helping out the first timers. I tell them “ if I can, you also can “.
I am well supported by my wife, Elke, who asks me everyday “ What training are you doing tomorrow “. It’s either a good sign or she just wants to get rid of me.
I wished I would have known about The Barrelman, earlier. I only found out about this race last year, when a friend asked me to participate. I’m glad I signed up, it was fun to see friends I haven’t seen for years. That’s what this sport is all about. Now, i’m thrilled to be an Ambassador for The Barrelman Niagara Falls and to be part of Multisport Canada.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the start line.