I’m proud to have partnered with some amazing brands who support me as I run around in the mountains. These are companies whose products I truly believe in, whose stories are a perfect fit with my own, and whom I believe I can provide value to as I continue to tell that story on my journey as an athlete.
After working with Salomon locally as a member of 2013’s inaugural Salomon Vancouver Shop Team, I was fortunate in 2014 to have been asked to join both Team Salomon Canada (formerly Salomon Flight Crew) and Suunto Canada, the national team of trail running ambassadors for both brands.
We are a grassroots team of locally based runners from across Canada who aim to promote trail running and the brand, chosen not just for their competitiveness but for being engaged with and active in the community and for being considered ambassadors for the sport as a whole.
Salomon’s commitment to pioneering design and passion for mountain sports has led to innovative solutions in footwear, apparel, and equipment, as they continue to push trail running to new heights. They truly are “the world’s leading mountain people creating the world’s leading mountain products”.
As a Sponsored CLIF Ambassador, I help to spread the word about CLIF and to give samples to those I meet at some of my training runs and races throughout the season, in exchange for being fueled by great CLIF products.
I’ve been a huge fan of CLIF products for years, having used CLIF SHOT® Energy Gels and CLIF Energy Bars in the majority of my training and racing. What I like most about CLIF Bar is its commitment to “a healthier, more just and sustainable food system”. The company continually strives to reduce its environmental footprint, sourcing ingredients using fair labor practices, and to increase its purchase of organic ingredients. To date, reportedly 70 percent of the ingredients it purchases are certified organic and certified-sustainable, with a goal of increasing this to 80 percent by 2015.
Learn more about CLIF Bar & Company’s story, food philosophy, and products on their website, and if you see me at a race or training run and haven’t tried CLIF products or some of their newest flavours, let me know!
I love getting up into the mountains in the winter, something that’s easy to do with the right equipment. But it wasn’t until I discovered Hillsound trail crampons that I was finally able to continue my training with confidence all year-round. I’m excited to have recently joined their team of ambassadors, giving me a chance to help the company to test and refine their products.