ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER 2020
1.Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
Honoured, privileged, and shocked!
2.What attracted you to the club?
A very special girl friend who is no longer here with us introduced me to Triathlons. I looked up Triathlon Clubs & Reddog come up 1st. Had no idea what I was getting myself into. Some people thought I was crazy joining as they thought it was for the Elite. I can tell you now it caters to everyone. I have never looked back. Reddog is more than a club it is a community, and we all look out for each other.
3.How much training do you do at the moment?
5 sessions – 2 runs 2 bike and 1 swim
4.What’s your favourite RDTT session and why?
Bike because I get to be with awesome training buddies. Don’t mind a good coffee at the end of the ride!
5.If you had one wish, what would it be?
To go faster!
6.Favourite motivational quote?
“ You’re here for a good time, not a long time” – get out of your comfort zone and have a crack!
7.The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is… “Trust the process”. The best thing I did when I signed up to Cairns 70.3 was do a program with Trent. He got me across that finish line, just trust the process!
- What’s your next event?
HELL OF THE WEST – doing a Team with some great mates. We have the best Team name “Hold the Bus”. I then need to work out when I will do my next 70.3
9.What do you do outside of triathlons?
Balance is key between personal & professional. Work plays a big part of it and I am lucky to love what I do. Family time which currently consists of cricket with my son Naite. Travel when that starts back up….
- Who’s your favourite sparring partner in the squad and why? Not so much sparring partner but I have 3 training buddies – Joey he just cracks me up and makes any session hilarious. T Dog aka Therese keeps it all real & Evelyn she was key to me getting to my 1st half Iron Man – she has the patience of a Saint.
- What’s your one guilty pleasure?
Cheese and wine any day of the week
A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here