A well-known competitive runner for over ten years (from 1973 to 1983), Jean-Yves has participated in 200 competitions at both provincial and national levels, in athletics, cross-country running and road running. He was also an athlete in the reputable club Régina-Mundi.
He represented Quebec twice in the Canadian Athletics Championship in 1979, finishing in 7th place in the 10 000m and 62nd in the Canadian Cross-Country Championships in 1982.
Since 2003 Jean-Yves has been the official trainer of the Montreal Oasis Marathon and the creator of different training programs on the Marathon website. In 2002, he represented Canada as the head trainer of the women`s team in the Ékiden Relay which took place in Yokoyama, Japan.
On top of having trained 2000 athletes at the Club Les Vainqueurs since 1982, he is also the founder of the club. He is the co-organiser of the Tour du Lac Brome and acts as a consultant trainer for several runners.
He is co-author of the book COURIR AU BON RYTHME which has seen tremendous success since its release in March 2011.
Robert Roy is a trained kinesiologist , CrossFit Coach and running specialist. He has a passion for physical activity and a great knowledge of body movement and the science of physical activity. He continues to follow training programs to build his expertise and improve his skills. He likes working with people to make them move while being attentive to their individual needs. He practices many sports, including telemark, tennis and triathlons.
Robert is the official coach of the Youth in Action program and is also offering several preparatory activities for the Mont-Tremblant Half-Marathon in collaboration with Action Sport Physio Mont-Tremblant.
I am pleased to accept the role of ambassador for the Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon especially for the Youth in Action portion in collaboration with Curé-Mercure high-school.
I see myself in these young people who want to take on this big challenge. I ran my first mile on the track at the age of 16. I remember very well the difficulties in completing the distance, but especially the importance of mentors who inspired and encouraged me to continue. You could introduce me to the best coaches or the biggest sports scientists but I always preferred to listen to my mentors for one simple reason, they all looked happy when they ran.
At 52, running is an integral part of my life. I run and I am happy. I have completed five marathons, several triathlons, many cross-country relay races and have participated in ultra marathons. After doing a few dozen events, I think the half marathon is the distance I run best. Far from retirement, I am currently preparing for my first Ironman. I enjoy being out of my comfort zone, to always push myself a little further physically and mentally.
I look forward to sharing my passion with the young runners and their mentors in the Youth in Action program . If you are an adult and a fan of running with some experience in running events that you feel like sharing, I would be happy to have you as mentors in 2012.
Athlete and nutritionist
Ariane holds a Bachelor of Nutrition from the University of Montreal and has been a nutritionist since 2008. She works with Vivai nutrition, a team of experts that provides nutrition consulting to physically active people and to elite athletes. To deepen her knowledge of athletic performance, she is currently pursuing her studies to obtain an honors degree in Sports Nutrition with the International Olympic Committee.
Ariane combines her profession with her passion in alpine snowboarding. She is a member of the Canadian National Snowboard Team and has competed on the World Cup circuit. She is aiming for the Olympics in Sochi in 2014.
As an ambassador of the Mont-Tremblant Half Marathon, she will provide nutritional advice related to running. Stay tuned for upcoming nutrition conferences !