ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – MAY 2020


 

 

 

Congratulations to Reeny Jurczyszyn on being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month May 2020 
 
Reeny wins this months award for her knocking out 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42.2km run over the RDTT Long Course Weekend. Well done!
 
A big thank you to our sponsors for donating this month’s prizes.

 

  1. Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?

Wow but grateful to have come this far with supports. 

 

 

  1. What attracted you to the club?

I had known Ange Clarke for years and thought time to join up and see what this Redogs are all about.. 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

  1. How much training do you do at the moment?

Variable with no program .. marathon running is in my blood and I love the feeling of running that 42 .. most weeks ..

 

  1. What was the most challenging part of the RDTT Long Course Weekend?

Challenging.. the prep was done but a small stack on the bike and remembering I was doing it for my late sister who passed in March .. we all do this for reasons and it’s keeping that reason at the forefront when you come up challenged.. 

 

  1. If you had one wish, what would it be?

Being ageless and eternally fit .. & oh to love that program feeling one day with Coach Cath and Trent watching over ! 

 

  1. Favourite motivational quote? 

Every childhood  lasts a lifetime ...triathlons will be there still well after your son is an adult .  Keep it in Balance . Sister. 

  

  1. The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is…

Newbies.. everyday of training is experience & don’t be afraid to ask questions.. and don’t fly down on bike on hills until confident

 

  1. Which two people would you invite to dinner during lockdown and why?

Emma Snowsill to hear how she did it and Renee Brown to hear that saying show up

 

  1. I couldn’t do what I do without…

I couldn’t do without my son.. who is better than me at the next question..  And oh my training pals Jeanine and Rob , Dirk , Sweeney , Lara , Lisa and Ange , & .. Mark who keep it real . 

 

  1. What do you do outside of triathlons?

Taekwondo , Implementing my PhD findings in child protection in a career I love  

 

  1. What’s your one guilty pleasure?

enjoying a merlot & chocolate . not at the same time. 

 

 

  1. After this COVID-19 pandemic blows over, I am most looking forward to….

Training routine and program for IM to pass the 16 week mark for 2021 .. crossing that PM finish line . 



A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – APRIL 2020


 

 

 

Congratulations to Emma Clements on being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month April 2020 
 
Emma wins this months award for her commitment to training, engagement with coaches and other members, and being an active contributor to RDTT social media during lockdown. Well done!
 
A big thank you to our sponsors for donating this month’s prizes.


1.Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that? 
Probably my best chance to get AOTM while there are no events to participate in and the whole world is in lockdown. HA! But seriously it did make my day. Thank you

 

2.What attracted you to the club?  The constant niggling from Damo & Scott. But what sealed the deal was Trent's booming words of encouragement to me at the end stretch of my first Olympic triathlon in Noosa last year. He certainly put a smile on my face and run a little faster over the finish line. 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

3.How much training do you do at the moment? 4 times a week outdoors, keeping with the 2-person rule and have just completed a 30-day Pilates @ home challenge.

 

 4.What’s been your biggest challenge during lockdown? I'm your classic extravert, I'm energized by being around other people. So the 'social isolation' has taken its toll on me for sure. I've had some pretty rough days but staying connected with the Red Dog crew has definitely helped getting through a day. Extra special kudos to Cath Collis, she has been amazing to keep us all connected, to stay positive and motivated.

 

5.If you had one wish, what would it be? To see my two sisters and give them a big hug. Sarah is on Gold Coast & Hannah in Ipswich and it’s been along two months since I last saw them.  

 

  1. Favourite motivational quote?  I can, I will, End of Story

  

  1. The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is. Don't be scared, the doggies don’t bite, they really are a friendly, goofy and encouraging pack. 

 

8.Which two people would you invite to dinner during lockdown and why?  I’d settle for anybody right about now…..sorry Scott.

 

  1. I couldn’t do what I do without .... coffee in the morning and wine at night

 

  1. What do you do outside of triathlons? I’m a mum of three wildly energetic boys, wife to a very determined, very intense but fun guy, flood principal of our engineering business, sister to some pretty awesome humans and a friend to many who I love to support to be the best they can be. So I’m always doing something, just not enough space to write it all down.  

 

  1. What’s your one guilty pleasure? Mid-week wine with dark chocolate, although in lockdown it almost seems a necessity

 

12.After this COVID-19 pandemic blows over, I am most looking forward to. Going camping out west, by the beach I'll take either as long as it's with more than two people. 




A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here