Today I would like to highlight one of my longest sponsor/athlete relationships with Phil Nicholls and 2:18 Run in Victoria, BC.
Phil started sponsoring me back in 2007 when I was training with NTC. Wow, that was 10 years ago! It's a pretty cool thing when you've been with a sponsor for that long. Phil has been a part of my development as an athlete from the very beginning and I can honestly say that every pair of shoes that I have run in for the past decade have come from Phil.
He has been there offering encouragement before races, reflections upon returning home, and a general understanding of what it means to be going after a long term goal.
When I first walked into Phil's store, I told him I was looking for a long term relationship and I'd say we're well on our way. Thanks for all your help over the past decade Phil. Here's to the next 10 years