ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2016 

 AOTM MaddieMorton1

 

Congratulations to Maddie Morton, AOTM for August 2016. Well done!!!
 

Maddie wins this month's award for winning her age group at the Fraser Coast Triathlon, despite having to run the final 5km of the bike leg barefoot after a mechanical!  

A big thank you to Aqua Shop, Go Gecko, Shoes Feet Gear and AvantiPlus The Valley for donating this month’s prizes.
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1.           Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?  

Stoked ! Really excited - Thank you very much!

2.           What attracted you to the club? 

Seeing Red Dogs getting awesome results at races and being such a happy and friendly squad!

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

10 to 12 sessions a week including the all important Physio & Pilates.

4.           Least favourite session and why?

Surprise time trials - I get so nervous for no reason, I'm working on this though!

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

To travel to every country in the world and inspire people to be their best.

6.           Favourite motivational quote?

'Actually I can..' is my go to motivational quote at the moment and Laurie Lawrence has some wise words of wisdom  "Be the best I can be, no more, no less, with no excuses".

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

Don't overthink it, just go hard, trust yourself and your team.

 8.           My next race is… 

World Championships - Cozumel. Racing 20 - 24 Aquathlon, Sprint & Standard distances - Yep they don't call me Mad for no reason!

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

The support of an awesome squad, friends and of course my number one fan - Mum.

10.       What do you do outside of triathlons?

Work all over Qld with Converse, drink way too much Coffee and get to the beach as much as possible.

11.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? 

A fresh pair of kicks to add to the collection.. I've always loved sneakers!

 

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JULY 2016 

 AOTM KeithHungerford

 

Congratulations to Keith Hungerford, AOTM for July 2016. Well done!!!
 

Keith takes out this month's award for his commitment to training throughout winter and significant improvements.  

A big thank you to No More Knots, Endura, Aqua Shop and AvantiPlus The Valley for donating this month’s prizes.

 

 

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

Very surprised and pleased ! 

2.           What attracted you to the club? 

The club has a great cross section of people of different levels but all very focused. It’s got a high standard of coaching and is a great place for our kids to train.

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

Around 10hrs/week at the moment including some commuting on my bike.

4.           Least favourite session and why?

Swimming with paddles. It really smashes my arms and shoulders. I try to improve things I am below average at, so I go to Thursday night swim sessions at Yeronga.

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

Happy healthy family.

6.           Favourite motivational quote?

‘It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better....’ Teddy Roosevelt.

7.           The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is… I am still a newbie I think but my advice would be – Do open water swimming before your first race

 8.           My next race is… Hervey Bay 100.

9.           I couldn’t do what I do without… A good set of lungs!

10.       What do you do outside of triathlons?

Spending time with Michelle, Family/Parenting, structural engineering, camping, reading.

11.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? 

Chocolate, most sorts except for white. 

 

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

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