My 18th guest has been one of B.C.’s best runners for almost 25 years; as well as an elite website designer, wife, mum, race director, singer, photographer and community activist: Teresa Nightingale.
Teresa studied physics at university and was a standout on the UBC track team in the late 1980's/early 1990's, along with future husband Larry.
She's excelled on the track, trails, road and XC and is a three-time member of the Ekiden relay team. Her most notable PB's include 16:40 for 5k, 34:22 for 10k, 1:15:45 for the half-marathon, and 2:47:18 for the marathon.
Teresa's also thrived as a Master, becoming National XC champion in 2010 (in Guelph), and finishing 1st F45-49 in this year’s event. She's also been a podium finisher in countless other events, winning many outright.
Moving from Tsawwassen to the Sunshine Coast (SC) with Larry in 1999, Teresa has become an integral member of the Coast community; race-directing several races – including the popular April Fool’s Run half-marathon; coordinating Sunshine Coast Athletics; and strengthening the SC's entrepreneurial set with her thriving web-design business.
The Nightingales have also maintained a strong link to the Lower Mainland running community, with regular racing and event support.