Smart Athlete Training + Chico Racing Support Exceptional Youth


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Smart Athlete Training and Chico Racing Support Haliburton Youth at Crank The Shield 2012

August 16, 2012Smart Athlete founder Peter Glassford has partnered with Chico Racing to enable local Haliburton rider Owen Flood the chance to ride Crank The Shield 2012.


In support of the next generation of mountain bikers and in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the sport and the 4th edition of Crank the Shield, Smart Athlete Training has teamed up with Chico Racing to support youth rider Owen Flood on his quest to conquer the 3 day race through the rugged Canadian Shield. Owen has been instrumental in growing the sport of mountain biking in the Haliburton community as well as a key contributor to the 2012 edition of Crank. Together, Smart Athlete and Chico Racing will provide financial support and event preparation services to allow Owen to tackle the demanding 3 day race solo.


Smart Athlete Training is once again the official training partner for Crank The Shield.  Founded by Peter Glassford in 2010, Smart Athlete Training specializes in endurance coaching, technical skill development and nutritional optimization for ‘everyday’ athletes. Peter has built his experience through a degree in Kinesiology, apprenticeship with Steve Neal (Crossfit Orangeville) and his personal experience as an elite mountain bike racer for Trek Canada.  Smart Athlete is the official training partner of Crank The Shield providing participants with a free training plan and weekly email newsletter focused on getting the most out of the Crank experience. For more information, visit


Taking place September 14 – 16, Crank The Shield is a 3 day point-to-point adventure through some of Ontario’s most rugged terrain. Combining amazing trails, awesome food, and top notch accommodations, Crank has grown to become one of North America’s most popular stage races attracting riders from across Canada and the United Stated. The 2012 edition will see the participation of Olympian Geoff Kabush and teammate Derek Zandstra (Scott-3 Rox Racing) as well as over 300 riders of varying abilities and experience. For more information, visit

Courtesy Matt Paziuk, Chico Racing


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