Club Executive

Meet the team behind the scenes!  The club executive is elected each year at the AGM and serves for a two year term.  These members volunteer for a variety of roles including managing finances, organizing events, liaising with other clubs and organizing board.  Feel free to contact any of them with an email to info@peninsulamultisports.com.  

Greg Christensen

Role: President & NCCP Trained Community Coach – Triathlon.  ITU Level 2 Technical Official (CTO)

Joined Club In: 2013

Events Completed:

  • Sprint: 15
  • Standard: 3
  • Half: 2
  • Full: 0
  • Other:  Half-Marathon – 2, 10 k’s – 25+

Favourite Event: Every race is different and has its own unique elements. I really enjoyed the Vancouver Triathlon in Stanley Park because it was my first open water swim. 

What’s on your Playlist: Random! I usually let Spotify choose most of the time. But most recently I was listening to Imagine Dragons.

Favourite Fuel: Infinit in my water bottles. It is easy to digest.

Best Tip for a New Club Member: You’ve already done the hard part and joined the club. Just jump into a group workout. Even if it scares the crap out of you 🙂 We’ve all been there and will help you through it at your pace.

Tri Goal for 2019

Wendy Lyall

Role: Treasurer & NCCP Trained Community Coach – Triathlon

Joined Club In:  It’s been a while!  Maybe 2010 or 2011?

Events Completed:

  • Sprint: So many, I’ve lost track
  • Olympic:  2
  • Half:  Many
  • Full: 2
  • Other:  Running is my fave! So lots of running races including 3 Boston Qualified Marathons.  Also a few Fondo’s and Canada Day Open Water 2k and 4k swims.

Favourite Event:  My first triathlon in Spokane because it was such an accomplishment for me!  I also have lots of fond memories of the Oliver Half Marathon.  

What’s on your Playlist:  I run and bike without music!

Favourite Fuel:  Roctane

Best Tip for a New Club Member:  Don’t take it too seriously, have some fun!

Tri Goal for 2019:  

Shawn Baturin

Role: Registrar

Joined Club In: 2014

Events Completed:

  • Sprint: 6
  • Standard: 1
  • Half: 5
  • Full: 1
  • Other: Half Marathons – 12, Marathons – 1

Favourite Event: I do not have a favourite.

What’s on your Playlist: Many! But to list a few Thunderstruck (AC/DC), You’re a Superstar (Love Inc), Enter Sandman (Metallica), Hero (Skillet), Relax – Take it Easy (Mika Bomb), Billie Jean (MJ), Unbreakable (Fireflight)

Favourite Fuel: All food 

Best Tip for a New Club Member: Enjoy the process and have fun!!!

Tri Goal for 2019

Shannon (Shaz) Kozak

Role: New Member

Joined Club In: 2017

Events Completed: I have limited experience competing at all as I’ve only done a handful of 10Ks and half marathons.  I’m relatively new to swimming and have hardly been on my bike since I was a kid.  I am one of the less experienced club members.  But what is awesome about PMC is how diverse the membership is and how willing everyone is to share their experience.

Favourite Event:  Cultus 2018 was my first triathlon event and it was miserable/amazing!  Raining cats and dogs but I felt like a rock star (an old, beat up rock star) when I crossed the finish line!

What’s on your Playlist: It’s all about the beat for me … I’ve been listening to old school rap like Push It (Salt-N-Pepa) and Can’t Touch This (MC Hammer) because the beat is just right.  When I need a kick in the pants, a bit of AC/DC or Nine Inch Nails will do the trick.

Favourite Fuel: As a vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for protein … I’m a fiend for Quinoa dishes and if I need a quick pick me up … peanut butter is my go-to.

Best Tip for a New Club Member: Sign up for the Strava Page … I’ve become an addict looking at what everyone else is doing and trying to get on the leaderboard.  It’s a great motivator to get me off the couch and outside when I see the rest of the club running/swimming or biking every day!

Tri Goal for 2019: Not to be last at the Club sponsered mini-tri (although somebody has to be and it is a place of honour!) … for me I love the process of training more than the competition.  So likely only one or two Olympics – maybe Great White North and Cultus.  Plus some half marathons here and there.

 

Dave Loggie

Role: Pool scheduling

Joined Club in: 2016

Number of Tri’s completed:

  • Sprints: 6
  • Olympic: 5
  • Half: 1
  • Full distance:
  • Other: 

Favourite triathlon to complete and why: Muskoka because of the out and back lake swim and rolling hills through beautiful Muskoka Ontario. I have not raced since moving to BC so don’t have an experience here to draw from.  

Playlist: Everything and anything, depending on mood 

Favourite fuel: Anything plant-based and ideally in it’s original state (whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans/pulses)

Best Tip for a New Club Member: Make the effort to reach out to others for advice and leverage the executive members to help navigate. Come to pool swims, group rides or runs to meet others and come to the AGM.

Tri Goal for 2019: 

Michelle Wardle

Role:  

Joined Club in

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  • Olympic:  
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Favourite triathlon to complete and why:   

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Tri Goal for 2019:  

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