Beau’s, like iRun, is a sponsor of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and when we heard that, we challenged Beau’s CEO Steve Beauchesne to run his first half marathon. At first, he wasn’t too sure. But he’s since come on board, brought his friends and will be reporting back on his training and experiences and offering the occasional free beer incentive prize for anyone else following our program. Here’s a little more about Steve and his brew crew!
Role at Beau’s: Co-Founder and CEO
Number of years running: New to running!
Longest distance to date: 5K
Running super-power: Sister, Jen B
Achilles heel: Beer
Goal for Ottawa Half-Marathon: Ummm … to complete it?
Why I run: To allow myself to drink beer guilt-free!
Role at Beau’s: Toronto Sales
Number of years running: 17-ish years. My on-again, off-again relationship with running started with high school cross country – we’re currently on a break
Longest distance to date: 30km, ran Around the Bay waaay back in 2010
Running super-power: Mid-run pick-ups caused by inspiring signs, high fives and cowbells
Achilles heel: These darn knees and hips
Goal for Ottawa Half-Marathon: Finish without injury and with a smile on my face!
Why I run: To clear my head and feel alive in my body
Role at Beau’s: Brewer
Number of years running: 7
Longest distance to date: 10K
Running super-power: Getting red in the face
Achilles heel: Shin splints
Goal for Ottawa Half-Marathon: Under 2 hours
Why I run: Mind and body health
Role at Beau’s: Events and Sponsorships
Number of years running: I’ve never been a constant ‘runner’ unless it was for a specific sport but doesn’t everyone run as soon as they can walk?
Longest distance to date: 12km unless you count Tough Mudder which was about 16 km, but you half walk, half run the course. Both of these were years ago!
Running super-power: Will power
Achilles heel: My right ankle; it’s been injured uncountable times
Goal for Ottawa Half-Marathon: Finish the race with no injuries
Why I run: Free exercise
Role at Beau’s: Wordsmith and Media Relationships (and big sister!)
Number of years running: 1.75
Longest distance to date: 21.1 km
Running super-power: Very patient bladder
Achilles heel: Wimpy hips, miniature lungs
Goal for Ottawa Half-Marathon: Under 2 hours (or at least a PR I am proud of)
Why I run: To get outside, beer tax, and to chase the crazy away