Here I go announcing my sponsors for the coming season. It’s about time! You might also notice the changes to the blog’s appearance, including logos and links to the left. Like it? Anyway, I wholeheartedly encourage you to support these sponsors by buying shoes and other run related items at Bull City Running and using Recovery e21 products.
If you want to read more blathering about this topic, click the link below.
It’s amazing how many more opportunities there are for age grouper triathletes in the sponsorship department these days. This coming seasons marks the 10th year since I tried that first triathlon in White Lake, NC and this is one of the many changes I’ve witnessed since then. Of course, I’ve gotten faster and developed a track record of results since then too, but that’s only a small factor.
So, anyway, I’ve been fortunate to be a part of some local teams over the past several years. This includes what is now called the Insideout Sports-Triangle Multisport team and the Raleigh Running Outfitters performance tri team.
This year, I wanted to support businesses truly local to me, as in located in Durham rather than in nearby towns and cities. This is what led me to Bull City Running Company. So I am now part of the illustrious Bull City Track Club and wear the singlet at all of my Fall-Winter running events.
Bull City Running Company is a mere 3 miles from my house. Yes. Running distance! The folks that own and work there are awesome. If you’re in the area, please drop in even if just for some quality running related conversation. You’d be surprised at the rejuvenating power of an honest to goodness run chat. Then buy some stuff.
While I had been planning to approach BCRC for months, the Recovery e21 sponsorship was unplanned. I came across the opportunity through Michelle Simmons’ blog. I am very excited to make the team and even more thrilled to get to know my new team mates. I’m also looking forward to using their products through my winter trail running season and into the summer-fall triathlon season. Good stuff!
On a related note, I’d like to give a plug for Stiner Massage. A runner himself, he really knows his stuff when it comes to massage on athletes. Like BCRC, his office is located super conveniently close to my home which is a huge bonus. If you don’t live as close, don’t let that stop you from trying him out. He’s worth the drive. I do want to note that he does not sponsor me. However, when you do make an appointment with him, let him know I referred you.
So that’s it. I could probably benefit from more support, but I’m not sure who else to approach and my goal with these sponsorships is to simply offset the cost of my racing hobby. Perhaps a bike shop to help with bike maintenance expenses. I’m open to recommendations.