ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2016 

 Therese Rennick

 

Congratulations to Therese Rennick, AOTM for February 2016. Well done!!!
 

Therese takes out this month's award for her positive attitude and commitment to training throughout February.  


A big thank you to Shoes Feet Gear, GMN Vegie Prepi, Valley Pool, Yeronga Pool and Buzz Emporium for donating this month’s prizes.

 

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

Wow. I am in a state of shock; however, I am very humbled and absolutely honoured to have been awarded AOTM. Thank you!

2.           What attracted you to the club?

Initially, it was the Beginners Program. I wanted a challenge to get me out of a slump, so I signed up for the 2015 Noosa Triathlon. I knew that my best chance of succeeding and to making it to Race Day, was to get involved with a local Training Group and to surround myself with like-minded people. I saw that Red Dog was running a Beginners group, so I jumped onboard.  Best decision I have made in years!

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

I'm currently training 7days a week, 2-3 sessions per discipline, per week. 

4.           Least favourite session and why?

Tuesday's Track Session; it can be so boring running around in circles, and let's face it, there is no where to hide! BUT, it has its key benefits, so I try to focus on those.

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

To be able to run like the wind. 

6.           Favourite motivational quote?

"Challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful" Joshua J Marine.

7.           The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is… Don't be intimidated, be inspired!  

8.           My next race is… Mooloolaba Triathlon.

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

My wonderful RDTT training buddies - you know who you are! Your ongoing support & advice never falls on deaf ears. And of course, and my very supportive (and understanding) husband, Ashley.

10.       What do you do outside of triathlons?

My Job can consume my life at times, however, when I am not Training (or with the RDTT crew coffee'ing after training), I am spending quality time with my husband, friends and family, reading books, watching reality (trash)  TV or researching new ways to style & furnish my home.

11.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? 

Vanilla bean ice cream, with a good sprinkle of salted peanuts. It sounds gross, but it is amazing!

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2016 

 AOTM2AshPortas

 

Congratulations to Ashley Portas on being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for January 2016.   Well done !!! 

 

Ashley takes out this month's award for placing 3rd at the Australian Sprint Championships at Robina.

 

A big thank you to Endura, No More Knots, Skin Strong, All Hose and Valves and RHP Physiotherapy for donating this month’s prizes.

 

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

I am absolutely thrilled to be AOTM.  It was totally unexpected, as was the result at Robina.

2.           What attracted you to the club?

Initially I was attracted to the club because the athletes in my age group winning races were Red dog members...

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

At the moment I am doing 250km on the bike, about 40km running and 10km swimming a week.  It works out to be about 15hrs a week.

4.           Least favourite session and why?

My least favourite session is my long run on Sunday, as it's so boring.

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

I wish to race in Cairns 70.3 this year.

6.           Favourite motivational quote?

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas 

7.           The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is… Its not about the gear.  Train consistently, eat well, sleep well, rest when your body tells you to.

8.           My next race is… .Geelong 70.3 this Sunday.

9.           I couldn’t do what I do without… good mates at Red Dog to train with.

10.       What do you do outside of triathlons?

I hang out with my family and friends, and try to travel as much as possible.

11.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? 

A nice shiraz from the Barossa Valley.

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

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