Amanda Barrett

November Athlete of the Month 2009



Reddog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
Excited, shocked, embarrassed and honoured!  Being a new comer to the sport, in a club filled with super stars it certainly wasn't something I'd considered.  Honestly I'm totally blown away.  It's awesome to be apart of a club that recognises effort based on an individuals ability.

What attracted you to the sport of triathlon?
All the hot bods in lycra!!!  No seriously, a number of mates from Outrigger Canoeing had made the switch to Triathlon and raved about it so I thought I'd give it a go.   

If you were Reddog coach for the week, what would you do differently?
Maybe add in a beach outing ... but why change an already great formula ;o)

How much training do you do at the moment?
Not as much as I'd like or need to (been working away a 'lot').  Normally I would get in 6 sometimes 7 sessions.

What are your goals?
To not get dropped on the Saturday rides.  And learn to LOVE hills!!

Least favourite session and why?
Sprint sessions of any description ...  I relate more to the tortoise than the hare!

Favourite motivational quote?
The journey is the reward!
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up!

If you had one wish, what would it be?
To not get dropped on the Saturday rides!!

What advice would you give to other Reddogs who would like to be AOTM?
Turn up, push yourself to the best of your ability and don't forget to smile and enjoy it!!

Who would be your ideal training partner?
My buddy Trisha Corless - she's a hell athlete, motivational, doesn't mind doing all the talking and loves her food as much as me.
Unfortunately for me and RedDog she lives in the UK.
Big thanks for Robson at Active Stride (loving my new racy red shoes) and Kelly from No More Knots for my sensational prizes. 

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