Saturday, December 9, 2023

Coach – Brian Lovshin, Junior Program Director & Coach

Brian Lovshin, Junior Program Director & Coach, NCCP Certified Club Coach (2022)
Brian Lovshin

Brian has been involved in competitive sports most of his life and he started running in Grade 2 as part of his school’s Kilometer Club and after watching Terry Fox in his run across Canada. In College, Brian competed on his school’s Varsity Cross Country Team, which won the Bronze Medal at the 1990 OCAA XC Championships and in 1993 he was an individual OCAA Bronze medalist. He was named his College’s Male Varsity Athlete of the Year in 1991. Brian also competed for his University in Cross Country Running and Indoor Track.

Brian joined the Toronto Olympic Club (TOC) in 1993, trained and competed for the Club for many years in Road Races, Marathons, Track and Cross Country races. A few of Brian’s memorable races were; completing the 1994 Columbus Marathon (2:45), the 1994 Toronto Half Marathon 1:13:53 (3rd, 20 – 24), the 2002 Boston Marathon and competing at the 2005 World Masters XC Championships in Spain finishing 14th in M35 age group.

Brian has volunteered for the Club at CRS Road Races & Club events since he joined TOC and has been on the TOC Board of Directors for the last 6 years. ┬áBrian was also a racecourse marshal for the Men’s & Women’s Marathon at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, as part of TOC’s Team.

Brian lives with his family in North Toronto. His two daughters are avid distance runners, who regularly compete for their High School and  TOC at Provincial and National competitions.