BRITE COACHING

TRAIN SMART, CONQUER GOALS.

Christine Fletcher

Christine is the founder and head coach of Brite Coaching as well as a professional triathlete specializing in long course events. A McGill University graduate of Exercise Science, Training Peaks Certified, USAT Certified Coach, an ex-Professional cyclist, avid skate skier and 30-time Ironman (6 times at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships), Christine breathes participation into everything she does. Her resume of race experiences is endless including 10km, half & full marathons and ultras, adventure racing, major USA & Canadian cycling races (Redlands, Columbia Plateau, Tours, etc) and all distances of triathlon.

In the fall of 2014, Christine began an indoor cycling program for cyclists, triathletes and mountain bikers. The success of the program spun off into specialized training camps, beginner workshops and women’s only cycling programs. Despite continuing to race herself, Christine is focused on the growth of Brite Coaching and extending its reach of services to new and  avid athletes. Prior to Brite Coaching, Christine worked in marketing, sponsorship and fundraising before joining her family’s sporting good business for 15 years. 

"Having completing over 30 Ironman events and 50+ Half Ironman & Olympic races, my pursuit of the ultimate human potential drives me. When I set goals I do everything I can to achieve them. This focus and energy is how I coach.  The first step is getting to know the athlete as both an individual and a competitor. I do everything I can to learn & understand what it takes to bring out the very best in athletes I coach. Over the years I have been coached by some of the sports top coaches from Joel Filliol (Elite Coach), Julie-Anne White (Top Pro Ironman Athlete, Paul Cross, Barb & Larry Zimich (Professional Masters Cyclists), Brian MacDonald, Kevin Purcell, Clint Lien, Peter Reid, Jasper Blake (Ironman Champion), Dr. Ben Sporer (Exercise Physiologist). I have worked with Sports Nutritionists, Biomechanists, Sports Medicine Doctors, Sports Therapists and Sports Psychologists. They all played an important role in shaping how I now share this invaluable knowledge with my athletes to be the best they can be." CONTACT: christine@brite.coach

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Finished 31 IRONMAN Races
  2. Finished 6 World Championship Hawaii Ironman's
  3. Ironman Canada 2013, 4th Place & 2014, 6th Place
  4. Half Ironman Vancouver 2013, 4th Place
  5. Half Ironman Oliver 2013, 1st Place
  6. Skate Ski Loppet (50km), Washington, 1st Place
  7. Skate Ski Loppet (30km), Whistler Olympic Park, 4th Place
  8. Rev 3 Venice Florida 2012, 8th Place
  9. Ironman Muskoka 70.3 2012, 5th Place
  10. Ironman Timberman 70.3 2012, 4th Place
  11. Vancouver Olympic Triathlon 2012, 1st Place
  12. Subaru Olympic Triathlon 2012, 1st Place
  13. Oliver Sprint Triathlon 2012, 1st Place
  14. Ironman Honu 70.3 2011, 3rd Place
  15. Ironman Lake Stevens 2011, 12th Place
  16. Subaru Victoria Half Ironman 2010, Champion
  17. Ironman Boise 70.3 2010, 4th Place
  18. Ironman Lake Stevens 70.3 2011, 4th Place
  19. Ironman Miami 70.3 2010, 8th Place
  20. Ironman Syracuse 70.3 2010, 8th Place
  21. Desert Half Ironman Champion 2011
  22. Ironman Arizona 2009, 10th Place
  23. Ironman Coeur D'Alene 2009, 8th Place
  24. Ironman Austin 70.3 2009, 8th Place
  25. Ironman Lake Placid 2009, 11th Place
  26. Ironman California 70.3 2008, 2009, 2010
  27. Ironman Canada 2007, 11th place
  28. Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens, 7th place
  29. Oliver Half Ironman 2007, Champion
  30. Ironman Arizona 2007, 6th place
  31. Ironman 70.3 Baja 2006, 8th place
  32. Ironman Coeur D’Alene 2006, 10h place
  33. Ironman Canada 2005, 3rd place
  34. Ironman Canada 2004, 8th
  35. Desert Half Ironman Champion 2005
  36. New Balance Half Ironman Champion 2004
  37. Columbia Plateau Champion 2004
  38. Female Triathlete of the Year 2003 by Triathlon BC Columbia
  39. Female Triathlete of the Year 2003 by Triathlon Canada
  40. Inside Triathlon Magazine’s top North American age-group performer
  41. Provincial Triathlon Age Group Champion ‘03
  42. National Triathlon Age Group Champion ‘03
  43. World Triathlon Championships (New Zealand) ‘03, 4th

 


BRITNI BAKK

USAT Certified Triathlon Coach, Britni Bakk, has been training, racing and coaching in endurance sport for most of her life.  Her experience is predominantly in working with endurance athletes across all disciplines since her young years in the Yukon and university days at U of Saskatchewan. From track to cross country running, cycling, swimming and triathlon, Britni brings a wealth of knowledge as it relates to athlete development and performance execution to Brite Coaching. Having close to 30 Ironman’s under her own belt with 10 visits to the World Championships in Hawaii and countless other triathlon distances to her name, her on course experience is second to none. Not only do her skills include an in-depth understanding of power-based training on the bike and pace/effort in the run and swim but she also has an extensive knowledge base in nutrition and fuelling the body for performance. She will help you be a star. CONTACT: britni@brite.coach 

Liz Cullen

Liz brings over 13 years triathlon racing experience having done her first triathlon in 2003. While loving all distances, she specializes in the full and half Ionman distances with impressive results at both. Liz gave up her "day job" as a sales analyst to pursue her dream of coaching.  She uses her analytical skills towards athletic data.   While she may be an NCCP trained triathlon coach and a certified indoor cycling instructor, it is her ability to "show up" for training rides with purposeful workouts that cater to a pro or a beginner. Liz transitions her coaching talent from indoor to outdoors as well as to athletes on an individual basis. She is real, she is grounded, she races and she will make you a kick butt athlete.

Nordic and downhill skier, runner, mountain biker, triathlete, sailor and all around cool chick with a personable disposition and heart of gold, Liz makes every training session worth showing up to. Also a sponsored Coeur Sports athlete. www.coeursports.com 

CONTACT: liz@brite.coach

JENNIFER GERTH

Here's a brief description of me:

In 2003, Jen bought her first road bike, a used steel Bianchi, as a way to train for triathlon. She joined a cycling club as a way to train and started racing the local criteriums, which she found thrilling. Since then, she has acquired a bike for and raced every cycling discipline, but she enjoys road and track the most. Races that are short and fast are great for spectators and competitors alike. This year she is racing for Continental Crit Nasty, and she'll be at all the local criterium and track races, so be sure to say hi.

 

If you want some notable results:

2015 Spring Series C women's omnium 1st

2015 Spring Series women's criterium 2nd

2015 Tour de Bloom criterium 3rd

2015 Spring Series C open Murchie road race 5th

2014/2015 Feature Friday omnium: 2nd

2014 Prince Tomohito Grand Prix UCI level 3 track race 2nd in Individual pursuit, 4th in omnium

2014 Japan Track Cup II UCI level 1 track race 11th in omnium

2013 Pitt Polder Time Trial 3rd

2012 WTNC 2nd overall

DAVE GERTH

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From his days racing as a Cat 1 and on Louis Garneau's team, Garneau Evolution, to completing the Tour of America's Dairyland, to riding as a team leader on Langlois Brown Racing, David has competed in more than 400 races. In short, he knows his way around a peleton.

Among his favourite accolades within his 12-year race history are winning the Race the Ridge (2013), racing Superweek (6 different times!), and taking 3rd at the2014 Whistler Gran Fondo (with several other wins at smaller, local races peppered in for good measure). 

David took to his aero bars in 2003 and, despite “sucking at swimming and running,” ventured into the world of triathlon. He continues to race the track at the Burnaby Velodrome, has a heart for organizing local races, and is dedicated to helping advance women's cycling (be sure to look for him at Brite’s next ‘Ride like a Girl’ workshop). 

As an added bonus, David is also an owner of Continental Repairs on West 4th, so whether it’s the wheel on your Cervelo, or the tire on your Audi, he can likely help you out. You can read his bike and car musings here: http://continentalrepairs.com/?page_id=413

 

JEFF Werner 

Jeff is a rouleur with 12 years of road racing experience and 20 years of riding hard winters, hot summer criteriums, and mountain passes of BC. Between a junior career with the Victoria Wheelers, the BC Provincial Team, and trade teams from Acheson & Co. to Garneau and, now, Langlois Brown Racing, Jeff completed a B.Des at Emily Carr University and a BA in journalism from the University of Victoria. He's bike toured extensively around the province, to Mexico (twice), and across the Philippines and Indonesia. Racing took him as far as the Tour de l'Abitibi, the Tour de Beauce, and the Tour of Rwanda, and he still stacks up wins in Cat 1 crits from Enumclaw to Race the Ridge. He operates cycling accessory company Local Knowledge.

 

DAN SCHMIT

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When he retired from triathlon, his focus became strictly road racing.  He progressed from a category 5 rider to a category 1/2 rider in less than 2 years.  He raced for several teams, most notably Red Truck Trek and Glotman Simpson.  In fact, he was actually one of the founding members of the Glotman Simpson team.  

Dan’s racing career saw him compete at many races which included Superweek, Yaletown Grand Prix, Columbia Plateau (which he won), and Walla Walla.  Dan also ventured into Velodrome riding and Cyclocross racing.  He finally retired in 2012 after winning 4th place in the Yaletown Grand Prix with a broken elbow from a fall earlier in the race.

Since retiring, he has been leading spin classes for various gyms and has been focusing on other sports such as kiteboarding, squash, hockey, skiing and snowboarding.

On a professional level, Dan owns Pure Performance Massage Therapy, a clinic of 6 registered massage therapists specializing in sports rehabilitation.  In his spare time Dan does personal training and outdoor circuit training.  He has also been bike coaching for the last 6 years, including group training, hill climb sessions, and individual coaching.

CONTACT: dhschmit@yahoo.com