|Name: Richard Parkinson|
|Day job or school or other:||Corporate Marketing Executive on sabbatical in order to coach full-time during Olympic Year|
|Involvement in athletics (athlete, coach, official) and event:||IAAF Level 5 Elite Throws Coach
Member of ChPC
Throws Coach for:
1. York Varsity Lions & YUTC
2. Athletics Canada National Team Event Coach
|Other hobby:||Labrador Retrievers, Golf, Cottage,|
|Favorite athlete/ superhero:||Janis Lusis, Javelin thrower|
|Favourite piece of equipment/ clothing:||Taylor Made Golf Clubs|
|What shoes you train in/ compete in:||Asics|
|Social media handles (if you would like them shared on our website and email releases):||Twitter: @YUThrows
|200 word blurb about you (a quick fun piece on your involvement in athletics and your life outside of it):
By day, an award winning marketing executive who has successfully revitalized numerous tired old brands into household brands of today; but by night and every other waking moment, a throws enthusiasts who spends countless of hours satisfying and fuelling the addiction to throwing things very far.
Married to the beautiful and talented CTV Toronto’s weekend news anchor Andria Case; who sadly understands this disease / addiction that I suffer from and openly supports it in a variety of ways including; opening up her home to a variety of athletes from across the country and globe who also suffer from this same affliction.