Melissa Sharp

Birth Date
June 3, 1985
Years Practicing
11
Hometown
Tsawwassen, BC
Sport
Downhill Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Adventure Racing

Notable Events

Sea2Summit 2 day stage race

Early Memory

Playing with hot wheels cars with my brother on the living room couch.

On Your Playlist

Sail by AWOL Nation

Current/Best Read

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Words To Live By

"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve." -Lao Tzu

Bio

First Start: Sea2Summit Adventure Race 2005

Personality Traits: Fiercely determined, always smiling, but won't win a whistling contest. Ever.

Successes: Canadian Forces basic military training (there is a 2nd place finish in my category in one AR but I don't recall the race or date so have excluded it)

Other Interests, and Hobbies: Wine! Don't worry, I'm half joking. Good books, self development, constant progression, digital creativity, hiking, road cycling, weightlifting.

Challenges: my current challenge has been the toughest yet. I've battled post concussion syndrome and a neck and back injury that have prevented me from being active. It's taught me countless lessons, the most significant being that any challenge is possible to invent your way out of. Building on my innate determination and unwillingness to sacrifice, I am slowly returning to my athletic endeavors with renewed tenacity and gratitude for my ability to move.