What do we do?
We work hard on delivering extraordinary events. And that is a challenge as no venue is perfect, and dealing with landowners, traffic, councils, the general public & other stakeholders can be challenging.
Sportiva Events started as a sideline. After moving to Devon from the South East, there were no duathlons in the local area. So I spotted a possible bike course on my doorstep and teamed up with Stewart Bergman and Rory Aitken to stage the first Dartington Duathlon in Spring 2013.
In 2017 Stewart decided to concentrate on his cycling Sportives. So I took over the Dartmouth Triathlon and Devon Duathlon and added three current events from the Torbay area initially set up by Brendon Prince.
Since October 2017, I have worked full time on events. In Feb 2018, we rebranded to Sportiva Events with the help of the excellent designer’s Mark & Gill at Left Bridge. And in October 2020, we moved some running races, previously co-organised as part of the Wild Night Run Series, under the Sportiva umbrella.
I couldn’t deliver these events without the great team of people who work alongside me, including Helen Simcoe Walker, Nigel Evans, Dawn Lamerton & Tim Mockford.