Feedbacks and news from our 2022 Summer Season.
*this blog was written in english, so there might be some "weird translations" in french - automated by the website
We started off with a few events and 2 brand new teamates, Juliette and Laurie. The 2 future kinesiologist were really helpful during the summer, with shipping, preparing orders and also attending to many events in Quebec. Our weekends were filled with the Georgina Spring Fling (10k and 21k), the Demi des Guepards (St-Eustache) and then started Triathlon Nicolet kicked off the season with TQ.
We had a few events in the calendar, from Joliette to Sherbrooke, Blainville and Montreal. We've also took part of a series of events in Gaspési (ultra-trails, marathon and triathlon) and also did a Conference for our Partner Club Cavale (runners) in Rimouski. We also got the chance to see Taylor Reid, our SPARK athlete, competing during the 70.3 IRONMAN in Tremblant.
July started of with the Triathlon Laval and Canadaman Xtri (our second year with both), then Gatineau Première Générale where Kim (team SPARK) participated in her first Sprint distance since - a few years!-. It was also the first weekend selling our new PUNCH ROSE flavour, a partnership with CLAN KNOX. July 16-17th was Trimemphre Magog, a well known event in Quebec, where Kim (yep, again!) competed for the Olympic distance. July ended with Triathlon Charlevoix and St-Mathieu, then we took a few days off to recharge batteries, ready to conquer the rest of the summer !
We gave products to encourage the Défi Vélotour de la Gaspesie, Triathlon St-Hubert and St-Césaire and started production for Esprit Montreal, Ultra-Trail Harricana and the Marathon Beneva of Montreal
That was the biggest month for SPARK, lots of events and lots of hours to prepare for our HUGE weekends.
First, Jeff was at Esprit Montreal, one of the biggest Triathlon of the season. We love beeing a part of that event, because we know so many triathletes, it's like going to a family party or a reunion with friends.
During that same weekend, Kim was at UTHC for the second year, at SPARK booth and also to ship all the hydration offered on courses. She got the chance to see Olivier Gagnon (our Ultra-Runner) and his wife winning 1st place in the night Ultra Run.
We also provided Hydration and gels at Défis des Parcs de la Mauricie, at Ultranza and at Triathlon Osmose Sorel-Tracy.
That month ended with our biggest event, the Marathon Beneva of Montreal. All the preparation, gels, hydration,.... We had our "marathon volunteer teamates" for the expo and the actual courses (5k and 10k on Saturday, then 21k and 42.2k on Sunday). We want to say thank you to Andreanne (our nutritionnist-friend) who helped us at the booth, and all the volunteers that took the time to learn a bit more about SPARK and share their knowledge with the runners.
Finally, thanks to the organizers, runners, triathletes and cyclists. Thanks to our family and friends, who understood and helped us thru all of this.
See you all for season 2023 !
- Team SPARK