Simon Nash

December Athlete Of The Month



So far this season he has had 5 wins from 5 starts over all distances;
Half Iron Man (Calypso Bay), Olympic Distance (Adelaide Challenge Series), 5km Open Water Swim (Pan Pacific Masters Games), Half Olympic Distance (Raby Bay), Sprint Distance (Robina).
A big thank you to Robson Bond from Active Stride for donating this months prize.

Here's a brief interview I did with Nashie on presentation of his award;

How much training is required each week?  Not telling or else my competitors will get the inside scoop.

Do you ever have a day off from training?  Still not telling.

What annoys you the most?  People with all the gear and no idea.

Your most admired age grouper?  Richard Thompson (Thommo), he's like a celebrity because he won Hawaii this year.

If you were a coach?  My sets would be boring cause I have no imagination. (That's why I pay REDDOG to coach me!)

Goals for 2009?  Make the Australian Age Group Team, change a nappy on my new born baby before she is out of them (1 month and still haven't changed one) You think I'd be right with this stuff considering I'm a plumber.

If you had one wish?  To be able to drink piss and stay fit.

Why did you get into Triathlons?  So I wouldn't get grossly overweight.

Who would be your ideal training partner?  A blonde with DD cups that could swim, run & ride beside me every session of the week.

Most enjoyable race and why?  Goondiwindi Hell of the West 2007 cause I beat the nearest age grouper by over 10 minutes and got 4th outright. I swam and rode with the pro's and drank heavily on the bus trip home with 10 good mates for 8 hours.

Triathlons you would like to do and why?  Julia Creek - Dust & Dirt Triathlon because there's a rodeo afterwards.  Phuket - Because the swim is held in the ocean and a fresh water lagoon and you get to pat an Elephant at the finish.  Escape from Alcatraz - cause it looks tough.

The race that scares you the most?  Hawaii Iron Man.

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