My current reintroduction into race announcing/commentating:
After a trip around the world in 2008 I decided to open the door to doing some announcing work as an independent contractor (prompted by my wife Kelley). I really didn’t know if this was something I wanted to get back into, but every now and again I would fill in or work with friends (announcers) at events in and out of California. After managing race announcing, webcast, TV, PR, Media, pro-liaison, conducting training camps/clinics etc. at major endurance events from 1999-2006 I was kind of burned out on the event scene.
In 2010 I started to realize how much I enjoyed just race announcing/commentating, which is part of what I was doing business wise from 1999-2001 in North Carolina/California/Hawaii. In a couple of years (2009-2010) I went from a few events to 25-30 events. One of the inherent problems of doing this type of work is getting scheduled up and new opportunities are blocked because of existing clients (events/dates). As of 2015 the other parts of Brent Allen Outside have me limited regarding my announcing schedule . The other block of my time goes into consulting and promotional work in the lifestyle sports industry (event/product/professional athletes). In 2014 I decided to move forward with developing a small Stand Up Paddle business located in Carmel , CA providing SUP tours, instruction , and land/water fitness training . This is designed for private sessions with a maximum of 2 clients per session. In 2015 Brent Allen Outside will be adding some Stand Up Paddle clinics and WPA Instructor certification clinics.