ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JULY 2018

 

AOTM JackiePhillips 

Congratulations to Jackie PhillipsAOTM for July 2018.

Jackie wins the award for winning her age group at the Greater Springfield Sprint Duathlon.Well done!

A big thank you to our sponsors AvantiPlus The ValleyEnduraNo More KnotsRHP PhysiotherapyShoesFeetGear and the Brow Bar for donating this month’s prizes.

  

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

2.         What attracted you to the club? Awesome people and always pushed to train harder at the club. 

            Great fun atmosphere and 'some' classy training buddies and the best triathlon coach eveeeer!!

3.         How much training do you do at the moment? Averaging 9-10 per week

4.         Least favourite session and why?  Would have to be long runs on the hamster wheel.

5.         If you had one wish, what would it be? To beat Frank Mahony at the Double Header at Rainbow Beach.

6.         Favourite motivational quote? Anything is possible if you have the nerve

7.         The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is…Pick a race and do it

8.         My next race is…The double header at Rainbow Beach

9.         I couldn’t do what I do without…The thrill of racing

10.       My hidden talent is…Winning toys on the shopping centre claw machines - nail it every time

11.       I’d like to learn to…Surf

12.       What do you do outside of triathlons? Try to keep 3 little humans alive & launching a female tri-suit collection - Designer Tri.

13.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? A decent nights sleep.

 AOTM JackiePhillips1

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

 

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2018

 

FionaHarding AOTM 

Congratulations to Fiona HardingAOTM for June 2018.

Fiona wins the award for her outstanding race at Cairns Ironman to win her age category and secure a spot to Kona.  Aloha Fiona!

A big thank you to our sponsors  AvantiPlus The ValleyEndura, No More KnotsShoesFeetGear and RHP Physiotherapy for donating this month’s prizes.

 

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

A bit disappointed that my husband beat me to it – I will be constantly reminded.  But also thrilled.

2.        What attracted you to the club?

When I moved to Brisbane I was looking for a swim squad. I had no idea what Red Dog was and I remember telling Trent I wanted to do all my other training on my own! 2 years later and I hate training without the squad!!

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

As much as my program tells me to do. It’s my first week back after Cairns so pretty easy at the moment.

4.        Least favourite session and why?

Core strength sessions.  Mind you I only do a 5 minute you tube video a few times a week…

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

To compete at the Olympics (any sport!).

6.        Favourite motivational quote?

Every dog has its day.

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

Don’t let anyone limit how good you can be – even when you get older.  When I first started racing, I was at the very very back but I still loved it and was determined to get better.

8.        My next race is…

Ironman Hawaii!!

9.        I couldn’t do what I do without…

 Red Dog of course - I spent 15 years trying to work out how to run faster and Trent solved this in 6 weeks. Also my husband who looks after the kids, cleans, and cooks while I disappear training (I do let him out for the Valley Pool lunchtime squads and one or two bike time trials a year!).

Big shout out to Cam’s superb bike mechanic who saved me in Cairns!!

Finally, the support from the club has been amazing, not just on race day, but every time we were out there doing big sessions in the lead up to Cairns.

10.      What do you do outside of triathlons?

Sleep!

11.      What’s your one guilty pleasure?

I eat disgusting amounts of chocolate.  Sometimes I wonder how thin I’d be if I cut it out…

12.     Who’s your favourite sparring partner in the squad and why? 

Anyone one who tries to lead lane 1 at swim squad.

FionaHarding2 AOTM

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

 

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