Robyn is a professional triathlete living in her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario with her partner Craig and loyal pup Sully, where she also balances working full-time for the Department of Justice with the demands of training for long-course triathlon. As a graduate from the University of Edinburgh Law School, Robyn has a keen interest in not only law but developed a love for endurance sports somewhere along the way. Coming from life as a competitve ice hockey player the transition from power athlete to endurance athlete was a not a quick one but the journey to each start line is something that Robyn has come to cherish.
Robyn began her triathlon journey in 2005 when a friend pulled her into a local “Try-a-Tri” and the rest, as they say, is history. She dabbled on and off over the years in various distances, competed in duathlons to avoid swimming and took up marathon running in 2008. It wasn’t until 2011 that she found her true passion – long course triathlon. After finishing her first Ironman in Lake Placid, Robyn coached herself to numerous age group wins at the 70.3 and full Ironman distances. Her hunger for improvement and self-discovery drives her to train and push each workout week in and week out until the work is done. After undergoing major hip surgery, she joined forces with coach Ian Fraser at Human Power Performance in 2017 and is a founding member of the Ottawa based Cyclelogik-Human Power Performance triathlon team.
Looking for new challenges, Robyn decided to enter the world of professional racing late in 2017. Thanks to a wonderful support crew, the year ahead is sure to be full of challenges, new adventures with friends, exciting startlines and well earned finish lines.