Adventure Racer / British Columbia
Jen's career as a competitive athlete began nearly 20 years ago at the height of adventure racing popularity. Despite her love for multi-sport, Jen quickly turned her attention to ultra running and spent more than a decade competing at the world's most challenging ultras. She has adventured, raced and guided around the world in some of the harshest and most challenging environments. It is when faced with adversity and uncomfortableness that Jen thrives the most.
Today, Jen is a full-time endurance coach through her business "Challenge by Choice." She works with athletes of all levels around the globe, sought out by many for her advanced knowledge in endurance and female specific training protocols as it relates to hormones, nutrition and working with the unique female physiology. She is known for her customized methods and elite expertise, bringing forth years of experience and ongoing professional growth to ensure she is at the forefront of athletic development. Jen is also a certified ACMG Hiking guide and offers multi-day guided running adventures both within Canada and globally.
Jen continues to adventure race on the top USA team, Bones Adventure and enjoys playing in the FKT realm. She currently holds various records on some of British Columbia's most rugged coastal and alpine routes. When not on the trails, Jen is likely to be found out on the ocean, multi day touring on her SUP with her husband or mountain biking with her son. Jen splits her time between Squamish, BC and the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
IN JEN'S GEAR CLOSET