Calvin (CoachCal), is an Endurance and Health Coach at CriticalSpeed.Com. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with a Masters Degree in Kinesiology. CoachCal has been coaching high-performance endurance athletes for over 30 years and was recognized as Canada’s Top Triathlon Coach Three Times.
He is also a 7 Time XTERRA World Champion, 2013 Silver Medalist at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships and Ironman Hawaii finisher. Recently he set the 50-54 Age Group Record at Ironman St George 70.3 and is undefeated in his last six 70.3 races.
My name is Jonathon Firth and I race for the Planet Foods MTB team. My main focus is on marathons and multi-day races. For long races the healthier the fuel in my feed zones the better I perform. Having LBS in my pits gives me the extra push I need without the crash you get from other energy drinks.
- 2nd overall ST6 enduro
- 2012 and 2014 Transrockies champion.
- 2013 Transylvania epic champion
- Canmore Alberta Cup 1st place
- 7 time finisher of Transrockies
- 2 time finisher BC bike race 10th overall
- 2014 Rundles revenge 1st place and course record
- 2014 Kaslo 100km 3rd place
Daryl Evans Racing began in 2006 as a core group of 6 or so mountain bike racing enthusiasts in South Surrey. Through mutual relationship and common passion, Daryl Tisseur, principal of Daryl Evans Mechanical got involved and driven by his own high level of athletic achievement, offered to assume the role as title sponsor in 2008.
The mandate from the beginning has been to develop a racing team of a maximum of 50 members whose passion and enthusiasm for the sport is of utmost importance. Members are selected by invitation only. They pay no annual fees but must race every year competitively to remain active.
Daryl Evans Racing currently has a membership roster of 46 active racers from South Surrey to the South Okanagan. We have racers that compete in CX, XC, Road, Triathalon and Xterra ranging from card-carrying Elite to Novice riders. The age group range is currently from 28 to 65. Many of our members have been involved in the BC race scene for decades and have close relations with Cycling BC, Escape Velocity and DEVO. Some of our members sit on boards of local bike interest groups and volunteer at numerous events throughout the year.
In 2013 Daryl Evans signed on as a Supporting Sponsor of DEVO Youth Development and we have worked closely to promote youth categories in many local races to bring experience and exposure to these young riders. Some of our members volunteer as coaches and course guides for these aspiring youth.
Originally from Vancouver Island, Nicholas discovered his knack for cycling by exploring untouched gravel and dirt roads wherever he could find them. Specializing in Cyclocross, Nicholas races (and podiums) with the Elite racers of BC, while always making time for adventure riding. After moving to Vancouver, he's now set out to discover even more roads and trails, repping his new team kit and bike, with Naked Factory Racing. Nicholas is usually too busy bunny hopping roots and crushing his opponents to snack, but when he does remember nutrition, he reaches for healthy nutrition that will get him to the top of that mountain or the end of that endurance ride.
Lauren discovered her love for cycling 5 years ago after buying her first single speed and setting out to tackle the hills of North Van. After discovering the Whistler Fondo (and getting a bike with some gears), she was hooked. Fondos snowballed to group rides and eventually amateur racing with a local team (Mighty Pirates). Now you can find her at any of our local stage races or weekly crits throughout the city. Being an endurance athlete living with Celiac Disease, proper nutrition is critical. You can usually find clean, nutritious foods such as Go Macro Bars, Bananas and Gluten Free Honey Stinger Waffles in her jersey pocket (and an Ultima in the bottle cage when it's been a hard day in the saddle).
Growing up in a small town in southern Saskatchewan Evan gravitated to endurance sport at a young age, running his first marathon when he was 15 and never looking back. While in high school and university Evan focused on a Nordic sport where he competed at the elite level in both Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon. After several elite international competitions and multiple University games showings, Evan turned his focus to a new passion, triathlon. In his debut season as an amateur triathlete, Evan claimed several victories, qualified for Xterra World Championships, and completed an Ironman. The following year he focused his efforts more on the off-road triathlon race scene for the ITU world championship festival hosted on home soil where he won a bronze medal in the off-road event. Among many other events, he again returned to the Xterra World Championships, this time placing inside the top 10 in his category.
This season Evan is continuing to dial in the off-road racing but will be chasing the most competitive races on the circuit all around the world to best prepare for a run at that elusive world title. No stone will be left unturned! From bike set up to optimizing nutrition, the goal is the top step of the podium!
I used to race triathlons at an international level as a junior, but now enjoy social running and helping people be more active. In 2012, I founded the West Van Run, a series of 3 annual events on the North Shore, and these events now attract over three thousand participants annually. I also lead the West Van Run Crew, a run community that runs weekly, and welcomes runners of all levels. Both of my parents are national team coaches in triathlon, so I learned the importance of good nutrition very early in life. I am obsessed with giving my body exactly what it needs to feel good, and I am very happy to be one of the ambassadors for Sea 2 Sky Sports Nutrition, as their focus is on providing athletes with natural sports nutrition.
Lauren Babineau lives and breathes an active and fast-paced lifestyle. She is a tenacious triathlete, elite para-athlete guide, and supercharged account executive in sales and marketing. Once you meet her you’ll see her infectious energy and enthusiasm translates from her athletic pursuits into her everyday life. She’ll admit she didn’t grow up as a swimmer…or a cyclist...or a runner…she was a soccer player! That grew up with big dreams and an unwavering work ethic. Her victories have spanned from local to international podiums. This year she will be racing in the women’s professional field in the Ironman circuit, as well as guiding Jessica Tuomela (a visually impaired athlete) with the ultimate goal of helping her onto the podium at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Babineau considers 'nutrition' as the fifth discipline of triathlon. "I take my nutrition seriously, as I believe it has a direct relation to my performance. Especially as an 'on the go athlete' I like that I can always count on the expertise at Sea2Sky Nutrition.