JEN SEGGER TO COMPETE IN A 6 DAY RACE IN COSTA RICA

January 26, 2011 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on JEN SEGGER TO COMPETE IN A 6 DAY RACE IN COSTA RICA



Jen Segger at the 2009 Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race in Cumberland — Photo by Tony Austin

Via Media Release:

The final preparations are now underway as Jen Segger from Salomon Canada gets ready to head to Costa Rica this week to participate in the TCC Coastal Challenge 6 day staged ultra running race.  This will be her first multi day event of 2011.  Last weekend Jen raced at the 4th Dimension Off-Road Winter Duathlon down in Tacoma, WA as a last minute intensity workout where she finished first.  The past few months have been busy balancing training with the preparation to open her new high performance training center in Squamish the day after her return home (www.challengebychoice.ca). 

Jen has not yet done this race, nor has she been to Costa Rica.  She is looking forward to seeing the country and the sunshine.  Jen is also the Canadian ambassador for the race and this year, she has 12 other Canadians from across the country headed down to participate.  Jen has been coaching several of these runners for the past 8 months.  Although everyone races as a solo competitor, there is a team category as well to compete in.  The Canadians have split into 2 teams with the hopes of taking 1st and 2nd.

Those interested in following Jen’s progress can watch live race coverage here: http://leadadventuremedia.squarespace.com/tcc/.  Jen will also be blogging and updating facebook as internet connection allows each night from camp:  http://challenge-by-choice.blogspot.com/ 

The race gets underway on Saturday, January 30th and finishes on February 4th. Stage lengths range from 30km to 50km each day.  Jen is hoping that the hilly course profile will play to her favor. This is going to be a fast race and with other top female competitors on the start line, it’s sure to be an exciting event.


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