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May 2018 Issue #66

1397 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall


ByMolly Kett


haron Miller is a retired business professional who now enjoys being active with friends and family members. She loves spending time outdoors and exploring new places through sport. Miller is also the mother of three children and the grandmother of seven. She is also an active member of her community, including serving as a volunteer at the Cornwall Sunrise Rotary Club as well as a director on a number of notfor-profit boards. When she’s not balancing all of the above, she’s participating in the Cornwall Multisport Club “I was introduced to the Cornwall Multisport Club when I joined the Sea Lions Masters swimming program 11 years ago,” says Miller. “I kept hearing about the fun running and biking events that happened on an almost monthly basis and I wanted to be a part of it. I started off with attending the Monday night Duathlons with my son and though I was at first intimidated, I was quickly welcomed by the members and received lots of tips and encouragement.” Miller says it was an incredible feeling to be training with her son. She says it was a “great way to stay connected at a time when was making his own way in life. Later on my daughters returned from University and they too started joining us on races and my husband transitioned from being a volunteer and our biggest cheerleader to an active runner as well. The Cornwall Multisport Club is a definite family affair with my children and grandchildren all members who enjoy both training and racing together. Two of them are only months old but enjoy the stroller rides!”

Miller is involved with the Multisport Club at a few different levels. “I swim with the Sea Lions Masters program twice weekly, spin with the group from October to April twice weekly, take part in the Monday night Duathlons from May to September, and I have enjoyed the various running programs such as Learn to Run and the 10 km and Half Marathon Personal Best Clinics,” says Miller. “As well, I participate or volunteer at most of the theme races put on by the club such as the Jumble Run, Victoria, and Labour Day Chase Runs.” Miller says she also participates in the social events, which she says is an incredibly important aspect of the club. “The group members are all very special people to me and folks that I am proud to be associated with,” says Miller. “What I like most about the club is that there is encouragement and guidance every step of the way and I am constantly inspired by the dedication and friendliness of the members. I genuinely look forward to the events each month and I take pride not only in my own accomplishments but in those of all members. It is a great group of people who are all training and racing for different reasons and at different levels of competence so you can very naturally fit in.” According to Miller, the Cornwall Multisport Club lets people decide just how much they want to put in, without judgment. Miller says it’s “guaranteed that you will find it a rewarding experience both on a social level and on a fitness level, regardless of your level of competitiveness.” Next, Miller will be stepping up

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Sharon Miller Talks Multisport

the number of events she participates in when it comes to racing. “I have been doing a fair amount of training and volunteering but not a lot of competing in the last few years and it is time to put myself out there a bit more,” says Miller. “For the past few years I have been training with my now 11 year old grandson, and at age 10 he left me in the dust. I am very proud of him and I wish him every success. My goal is to try and stay ahead of the other grandchildren that follow him until they are at least

10 years old too!” Miller says the Cornwall Multisport Club is great for the community, bringing like-minded people together and giving them the opportunity to train, compete, and encourage others in their sport. “Whether you are looking to improve your overall fitness or you want to be with athletes that you can compete against or you simply want a social outlet, the Cornwall Multisport Club does it all and is a great group of people to network with,” says Miller.

Issue no 66  

Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Issue No 66, Mike Piquette

Issue no 66  

Sports Energy News, Cornwall, Issue No 66, Mike Piquette