I am Beth Andrew. Writer. Event planner. Image Consultant. Website Designer. Small-group leader. Coach. Spin Instructor. Wilmington native. Daughter. Sister. Wife. Aunt. Friend. Triathlete. Motivator. Relator. Competitor. Tar Heel. Mover & Shaker. Gumbo Maker.


I began competing in triathlons seven years ago.   I have considered myself a runner all my life - but never a triathlete. I ran my first road race in fourth grade and subsequently ran track in junior high and high school. After a college-sized break, I began to run again for fitness in the late 90's and added more road races after 2005. In 2008 - due in part to injuries and in part to a little boredom - I decided to try my hand at triathlon. I signed up for the the SHEROX Tri in Charlotte: a half-mile swim, 17 mile bike and 3.1 mile run at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. I figured that swim/bike/run would be a well-rounded fitness program.

First Triathlon in 2008
That summer, I invested in a Trek road bike, my first ever swim cap and pair of goggles! That first week, I logged only 12 miles on wheels and completed 10 laps in the pool (in preparation for nearly 40 for that race!). Since then, I've retired that swim cap and the bike and upgraded to new goggles several times over. I've completed over 15+ sprint tris (including a few relays), five international distance tris and four half-iron distance races. I've also completed four century rides: the Fletcher Flyer in Asheville, NC, the Hot 100 near Wilmington and my first double century, the Tour de Cure 2014.  Last year, I swam 145 miles, biked 3690 miles and ran 700 miles. If I add my spin classes? That's 7575 miles in one year. That's taking I-40 West to Santa Barbara, CA and back! 

I've tackled two iron-distance triathlons (Beach2Battleship in 2013 and 2014) and this November, I'm going for number three at Ironman Florida.   


When I'm not training, I'm coaching others. I'm a Level I USAT triathlon coach, a SPINNING and pilates instructor for New Hanover Regional Medical Center's employee fit center and cycling and running coach for Wilmington's YDubTriClub. I currently live in Wilmington, NC with my husband, Ace and our Boykin Spaniel, Sunny Day.