Jennifer Knowles

I was a late starter in triathlon (prompted by my sons’ interest in the sport) and had early success despite my terrible swimming, winning my age group at nearly every race that I entered, in Give it a Tri’s, then Sprints, then Olympic distance races.  I was the Canadian champion in my age group in 2013 and 2014, and represented Canada as an age grouper in the ITU sprint races in New Zealand (9th), England (11th) and Chicago (6th).  I also won my age group in the Multisport Canada series every year from 2008 through 2017.

Two of my sons did IM Canada in 2012 and I watched them finish with pride and envy, and two years later they talked me into doing my first 70.3 with them and another of my sons.  We had a lot of fun, but I realized that I needed to up my swim game, so that fall I joined the masters swim program at the Boulevard Club where Derek McGregor was the coach.  Despite my terrible swimming, he recognized my willingness to work hard and was relentless.  Since then, my results have been exciting!

2016

IM 70.3 Muskoka – 1st in AG

Triathlon Ontario Masters Long Course Series champion

2017

IM 70.3 Muskoka – 3rd in AG

IM 70.3 World Championships – 27th in AG

Barrelman Half Ironman – 1st in AG

Triathlon Ontario Masters Long Course Series champion

 

2018

IM 70.3 Syracuse – 1st in AG and Roka First out of the Water award

IM Chattanooga – 2nd in AG

IM 70.3 Xiamen – 1st in AG and a Kona spot for 2019.

In 2018 I hired coach Jessica Adam to organize my IM training while Derek continued to coach my swimming, and that arrangement has worked very well for me.

 

In the summer of 2018 I started using F2C recovery products and in the fall added F2C hydration products, and they are beyond doubt, the best products on the market today.  I have always had a sensitive stomach, but have had nothing but good results with F2C.

 

I have always loved to run, and started running competitively in 1966 with a small track club in Northwestern Ontario, and have never stopped.  I had 5 boys between 1988 and 1996, but lost my middle son in 1995 on the saddest day of my life, however, I feel lucky to have a lovely family and the ability to do sports that I love.  I also play ice hockey year round, and have raised 8 Dog Guide puppies for Lions Foundation Dog Guides of Canada.

 

I am excited to join the F2C Elite Team in 2019!

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