I competed in my very first Triathlon on Sunday, July 19, in the Niagara Subaru Triathlon and all I can say is “What a Blast” My training with Blast made it possible for me to complete this Sprint Triathlon. The encouragement of Coach K and Coach Heather is just outstanding, they truly believe in Blast tagline, “anything is possible”. I have always been a runner, but would have never thought that I would complete any type of triathlon, but the entire group encouraged me...Read more
Deb is an Ironman!
After nearly 2 years of training, I completed my first Ironman! It was a long and sometimes difficult and very emotional road. With the support of so many people and training from Coach K and Brian, my dream came true. On July 27, 2014 I completed Ironman Lake Placid. The day started with rain, then thunder and lightning storms, and as I got on my bike it started to hail. Then, as if god was watching over us, the sun came out and I had the race of my life. Even typing this I still...Read more
Barb’s journey towards Ironman Canada!
The day I became an Ironman!
The sport of triathlon has always intrigued me but I could not swim a length without being exhausted. Five years ago I started taking swimming lessons and then started to do a few sprint and Olympic distances. In 2010 I wanted to celebrate my 50th birthday by completing a half ironman distance race. The race I selected was the Mussellman triathlon. It was a great accomplishment to achieve that day; however I was left with a feeling of “unfinished business”.
So the dream started to take...