ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – MARCH 2015
Congratulations to Felicity O'Neill on being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for March 2015. Well done !!!
Felicity takes out this month's award for winning her category at Mooloolaba Triathlon.
A big thank you to All Hose and Valves, GMN Vegie Prepi and the Queens Arms Hotel for donating this month’s prizes.
1: Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
Like Taylor Swift when she won the Grammy and Kayne West wanted to take it off her. I have never even won a meat tray in my life so this is a nice surprise, particularly because there are so many superstar hardworking athletes at Red Dog.
2: What attracted you to the squad?
I had a friend that wanted to do some squad swimming and she heard about how awesome Red Dog was so how could I resist. Although I started slowly with just the swimming sessions and then added the running and then very reluctantly started riding with the group.
3: If you were Red Dog coach for the week, what would you do differently?
No more fin sessions EVER.....I seem to be the only person in the world that when I put fins on they actually make me swim slower.
4: How much training do you do at the moment?
At the moment I do about 2 to 3 sessions a week on each discipline (that includes my training for the 4th leg).
5: Least favourite session and why?
FINS and St Peters Long Pocket loop on a Wednesday (always seems to take it out of me).
6: If you had one wish, what would it be?
To have 20/20 vision and therefore no need for contacts and a resulting sore eye when I was competing at Mooloolaba and therefore no damn pirate jokes.
7: Favourite motivational quote?
"Always be yourself
Unless you can be a pirate
Then always be a pirate"
8: What advice would you give to other Red Dogs who would like to be AOTM?
Consistency and hardwork really do seem to work.
9: What are your goals?
Just aiming to be more consistent in my training and not have the whole of winter off like I normally do. Hopefully winning Athena's category at Noosa would be the next big goal.
10: Who would be your ideal training partner?
Where do I start....There are so many good ones at Red Dog. I love a good shadow at track (Nicole Ennis) who keeps pushing me forward because I know she's coming and then there are always the ones I am aiming to catch up to like Kate Fryer and Dellow but it doesn't seem to be happening.
11: What do you do outside of triathlons?
Working and at the moment I am studying for my Masters so besides training I don't seem to get a lot of spare time. But we do have a place up at Noosa so I love getting up there for a beach weekend whenever I get the chance.
12: What's your one guilty pleasure?
Champagne, wine and cheese .