HOMETOWN: Victoria, BC
Riding Since: Triathlete since the early 90's
Professional Background: BSc Honours Human Kinetics, University of Guelph
Favourite Swagman Rack: The Semi 2.0
It's small and light but very versatile- Sometimes I'm carrying road bikes, sometimes I'm carrying Mtn Bikes with 29'ers and it works with everything.
ABOUT JASPER BLAKE
What got you started in triathlons?
I was a downhill skier but we did a ton of running and biking for training- One of my earliest coaches was an awesome role model and got me into the sport.
What is your biggest accomplishment or career highlights:
Ironman Canada Champion 2006
Commonwealth Games Team Alternate 2002
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
I am now coaching full time but if I was training I would say that consistency is the key. Day in and day out- nothing fancy just keep getting the work done.
What are some of your goals this season?
Keep creating a thriving coaching business and help our athletes reach their goals.
What would be a dream goal?
Build a thriving, innovative and fun coaching company that helps people smash big goals and stay fit enough that I can keep up with my kids.
What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
Time management- I have to be very disciplined with my time- running a business is like sport- you get out what you put in. I put energy into it every day and staying fit and healthy is a big part of being able to do that.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Who are your role models?
I have draw inspiration from everyone work with- Everyone that works with us is starting from somewhere different and aiming somewhere different- I'm as inspired by the athlete who is a first timer and biting off a big challenge as I am by someone who wants to win the biggest thing in our sport. Humans can do amazing things when they put their minds to it- I see people every day doing things that inspire me.
What is your favourite Swagman rack?
I like the Semi 2.0. It's small and light but very versatile- Sometimes I'm carrying road bikes, sometimes I'm carrying Mtn Bikes with 29'ers and it works with everything. Our company car is a small rip around car designed for rider support at camps so we want something small and compact that gets the job done when we need it.