20+ Questions for NJDT’s Aidan Kirkham
Hometown: Ottawa (Kanata)
School: Carleton University, full-time, Environmental Science
Other work commitments: Cleaning physiotherapy clinic on weekends and work at MEC events.
Racing Category this Season: Junior Man
Sponsors: No equipment sponsors yet. My sponsors are my family and friends
Major Racing Goal this season: Top 3 aggregate YOB at Nationals
Favourite snack of all time? Chocolate
Worst training experience ever? The long classic rollerski from Kanata to the Relais. I did it legs only because I broke a pole at the start of the ski.
If you were a Harry Potter character, who would you be? I did a quiz and it said I would be Neville Longbottom
Favourite race course/location? Whitehorse was pretty awesome, Canmore is a close second
Do you want to climb Mt. Everest? Why not, sounds fun
Double poling or striding? Hard to say, double pole in klister conditions, striding in hardwax conditions
Worst pre-race food consumed? 1 smoothie with nothing but frozen fruit and spinach
Most impressive teammate you’ve been around, and why? Carrington Pomeroy. I am always amazed that he can balance countless hours of training with full time school and coaching L2C.
Best race experience? The 7.5 km freestyle race at Nationals in Whitehorse
What inspires you most? Staying fit, healthy and happy
Facebook/Snapchat/Instagram/Twitter? I only have Facebook. I am not really much of a social media guy
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Smoothies, they are fast, healthy and you can make many different types
Sundby or Johaug? Sundby
Best training experiences ever? My first time skiing in Canmore. For someone who had never been to the mountains before, the scenery was pretty surreal.
If you had to compete in a summer Olympic sport, what would it be? Triathlon
Hardest workout completed, and why? The 5 hour hike in Lake Placid this year. I did not bring enough water and it was 34 degrees and humid. Near the end, I was feeling drowsy and it took all my focus and determination just to keep moving
What movie have you watched the most number of times in your life? Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
Book you’re reading right now? I find I don’t have time to read recreationally these days. I guess my reading consists of my university textbooks
What is the most epic workout you’ve ever done? The long rollerski during my first ever Owl camp when I first joined Nakkertok. At that point, it was definitely the longest sustained workout I had ever done
Bowling or mini-golf? Mini golf is pretty fun