Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Welcome Coach Nigel!

Spark Multisport is excited to announce that Nigel Cooper will be joining Coach Angela this summer 2015 as a run coach.  Nigel is a former Professional Triathlete racing in Australia and USA non drafting races.  He was an Australian High School State Champion in Triathlon and 5000 meter Track, with a 5K best time of 15:10 and 10K of 31:55.  As a USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified Coach with a degree in podiatry, Nigel bring years of high level running experience along with a deep understanding of human running bio-mechanics and a sound understanding of the kinds of injuries runners face. 

Nigel relocated from Brisbane, Australia to Chicago in late 2014 and has a day job at TEKsystems as an IT Recruiter.  He currently lives in Wicker Park and enjoys exploring everything Chicago has to offer.  Mostly food.  Nigel truly loves running and finds satisfaction helping others reach the point where running is a joy and not a chore.  This means making training fun, specific, challenging and quantifiable.  He has plans to train for and compete in the 2015 Chicago Marathon and is truly looking forward to helping Spark runners train to become fitter and faster!