Name: Gavin Poole
Sport: Running, Trail Running, Triathlon
Age Group: 45-50
Hometown: South Africa
Number of Years Racing/Competing: +/- 10
B.E.S.T. Coach: Coach Sarah Portella
Gavin is no stranger to the BEST family. Upon moving to Birmingham, AL several years ago, he met up with the crew on Tuesday mornings to get in group structured training with Coach Craig Cecil. Gavin completed a very successful Ironman and this started his triathlon journey in the Southeast!
With an active family (3 teenagers in sports and extracurricular activities) and hectic work schedule, Gavin stepped away for a bit to focus on family and job life. Now he is back and crushing workouts again. This year Gavin has raced several local running events from 10k to half marathon and is gearing up for some epic events later this year, including the Leadville Pack Burro Race!
When he is not busy training, you can find him hanging out with his family, enjoying lake life, and keeping the other Birmingham crew in line (he leads a weekly group run workout for the crew!).
It’s great to have Gavin as a part of the team! You will always find him with a smile on his face and a positive attitude no matter the circumstance. He brings people together to help them get into the sport and enjoy it, as evidenced by this willingness to lead a group workout, and help others learn to love to run. If you’re in the Birmingham area and want to get involved with an awesome community of runners, let us know and we’ll get you connected!