Tristan grew up in Cobden Ontario, nestled in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. He and his fiancée Madeline now reside in the Opeongo hills overlooking that same valley. After a childhood filled with sport, Tristan began his athletic career as a triathlete training with coach Greg Kealey at the Bytown Storm Triathlon Club. As a junior triathlete, he medaled nationally and competed for Canada internationally.
Tristan moved to Guelph in 2012 to focus on triathlon, working with the RTC Guelph group, but in 2013 decided to focus solely on running. He then ran for the University of Guelph cross country and track and field teams. During his career at UOG, he helped to bring home two team titles, and medaled individually twice at the National University Cross Country Championships.
Tristan completed a paramedic program after University, but decided to forgo any shift work and focus on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in the marathon.
Since that decision he has made a very steady progression in the marathon. He has now scored Olympic standard with a time of 2:10:51 at the 2020 London Marathon.
2:18:55 at the 2018 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon
2:15:19 at the 2019 Chevron Houston Marathon
2:13:16 at the 2019 Toronto Waterfront Marathon, simultaneously placing second at the Canadian Olympic Marathon Trials
2:10:51 at the 2020 London Marathon
Tristan’s coaching philosophy is to develop athletes slowly, focusing on long-term development and keeping athletes as healthy and consistent as possible.
Madeline grew up in Southwestern Ontario in a tiny village no one’s heard of (known as Wroxeter), running endless gravel side roads surrounded by corn and canola.
Madeline did her University degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, and then went on to do the International Olympic Committee post graduate diploma program in Sports Nutrition. She continued her schooling with a Natural Nutrition program through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Now as a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™, Madeline believes conventional nutrition guidance should be blended with eastern practices for total-mind-body-spirit integration.
Madeline is a certified level one anthropometrist and has a special interest in maximizing hormonal health alongside body composition, keen on teaching others how to cycle naturally through different training and race phases of the year to stay as systemically healthy and robust as possible.
Madeline medaled nationally as a junior both on the track and the cross country course, and has represented Canada internationally as a junior for cross country. Madeline also ran cross country for the University of Guelph, helping the Gryphons to win three national team titles, and placing as an All -Canadian three times. Madeline now runs for fun and raced her first marathon in 2019.