NCCP Level 2 Middle Distance Trained, PTS (Can-Fit-Pro), Certified Spinning Instructor.
Judy has been coaching adult runners for several years and running for many more. She has run 29 marathons including 11 trips to the Boston Marathon. She completed her first Iron distance Triathlon at The Canadian in 2008 where she set a new master’s women’s course record and placed 2nd overall in the women’s race. She has earned three Rudy Awards.
In 2009 Judy qualified for and competed in the World Ironman Championships by placing 3rd in her age group at Ironman Lake Placid in addition she was the 5th woman and the 3rd masters woman in the Half Marathon at Ottawa Race weekend, and 5th masters at Emilies Run, Canada’s fastest women’s 5K race.
In 2010 Judy placed 6th in her age group at the Boston Marathon, 3rd in her age group at the Phillidelphia Marathon, 2nd in the masters divsion at the Ottawa half marathon and 2nd in the masters division in the half at Goodlife Toronto Marathon.
In 2011 Judy placed 2nd in her age group at Ironman Lake Placid and qualified for the World Ironman Championships and she placed 2nd in her age group at IM 70.3 Srcyacuse qualifying for the 2012 World 70.3 championships.
In 2012 Judy placed 3rd in her age group at the World 70.3 Ironman Championships and qualified for the Canadian team at the ITU World Olympic Distance Duathlon Championships in 2013. She also won her age group at the Canadian Army run 1/2 and placed 3rd in her age group at Ottawa Race Weekend 1/2.
In 2013 Judy was awarded an excelence award by Triathlon Canada for her 2012 performances as an age group athlete and placed 5th in her age group at the ITU World Olympic Distance Duathlon Championships, 10th in her age group at the Boston Marathon and 3rd in her age group in the Chicago Marathon. She also placed 1st in her age group at Muskoka IM 70.3 qualifying for the 2014 World IM 70.3 Championships.
In 2015 Judy's plans (so far) include The Boston Marathon, IM 70.3 Mt Tremblant and the Philadelphia Marathon.
Judy is the co-race dirrector of the Bring on the Bay Open Water Swim, was the Ottawa team leader for Team Stay Put 2008 www.teamstayput.com and was race director of The Last Chance Triathlon from 2008-2010.
Judy loves to run and she loves to help other people discover the joy of running.
Judy's Blog http://judyapiel.wordpress.com/