Need a Helping Hand?

We've got two coaching partners to help you achieve your 2016 Golden Ultra dreams.  

Derrick hails from the eastern half of Canada, while Jen holds fort on the west coast.  Both offer remote coaching opportunities and ... are AWESOME!  They're the nicest, most ground, yet inspiring people that you could hope to work with.

Derrick Spafford, Health and Adventure

With over 50 combined years of running, coaching and personal training experience between them, Derrick Spafford and Sara Montgomery of Spafford Health and Adventure have the extensive knowledge and background to help you achieve your goals!

Enjoy unique, customized, individual training programs catered to your ever-changing fitness needs.  Derrick coached three athletes who participated in the inaugural Golden Ultra and is planning to attend in 2016 with his wife and fellow trail runner, Sara Montgomery.

Spafford Health and Adventure specializes in track, road, trail, ultra, mountain and snowshoe racing, in addition to preparing athletes for other epic events or adventures in the outdoors.

Jen Segger, Challenge by Choice

Jen Segger is an international endurance athlete and long time coach who has been working with athletes of all levels both in Squamish and around the world.  Jen competed in the first Golden Ultra and is looking forward to bringing a crew of athletes with her to the 2016 edition.

All programs are individualized - designed to fit into each person’s lifestyle - while addressing weaknesses and improving strengths. Each athlete’s plan takes into consideration their current level of fitness, time available to train, personal goals and the big picture plan!

Embracing people of all backgrounds, fitness levels and time constraints, Challenge by Choice athletes range from elite ultra marathoners to the first time triathlete.  Jen challenges each person to dream big and wipe away any limits they may have placed on themselves.