Diabetes Training Camp

Gillian Forsyth was diagnosed with diabetes at age 30. The diagnosis was a shock to her as well as her family who had no previous history with the disease. Gillian was born in Glasgow, Scotland, grew up in Toronto, Canada, and now resides in Chicago, Illinois, where she owns and operates BFF BIKES, a small local bike shop in the heart of the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago. In her former life she was a finance executive but much prefers her current role as a shop owner.

Gillian finds great joy in mentoring and training new athletes and is a certified USA Triathlon Level 1 coach. She has competed in and completed races of all lengths and types including over 30 marathons, several ultra-marathons, endurance cycling races including gravel, road and mountain, and 6 Ironman races. Gillian thinks of herself as a completer versus a competitor but has several age group placings under her belt. She is best known for her mental toughness when it comes to finishing long races and training days.