ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2017

 AOTM RalphDehlen

 

Congratulations to Ralph Dehlen, AOTM for February 2017. Well done!!!

 

Ralph wins the award for winning his age category at Tweed Enduro.

 

A big thank you to Diamondport, All Hose and Valves, GMN Vegie Prepi and No More Knots for donating this months’ prizes.

 

 

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

Very Surprised! To achieve this with so many other talented athletes at Red Dog always performing well is unbelievable.

2.           What attracted you to the club?

It was Brett Travis who took me along to my first swim at Yeronga Pool with Red Dog. Haven’t looked back.

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

Around 15hrs per week at the moment.

4.           Least favourite session and why?

Don’t have one but the Sunday sessions still scare me. Probably cause I haven’t nailed one yet.

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

Vickers and Sweeney living in harmony.

 6.           Favourite motivational quote?

Put a teaspoon of cement in your Endura and harden the F up!

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

Don’t ride behind Stuey Harris on a hot day and learn to change a tube. 

8.           My next race is…

Ironman Cairns.

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

My wife Michelle. I’m very lucky to have an understanding and supportive Partner.

10.       What do you do outside of triathlons?

Aside from being a dad and husband, my other hobby is building. I love being on the tools.

11.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? 

Hungry Jacks and chocolate and chips and…

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2017

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Congratulations to Bob Reseigh, AOTM for January 2017. Well done!!!

 

Bob wins the award for embracing the tumble turn challenge!.

 

A big thank you to Skin Strong, Aqua ShopNo More Knots and AvantiPlus The Valley for donating this months’ prizes.

 

 

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

Appreciate the nomination but sure there are more deserving RDTT members out there! In saying that I have learnt to tumble turn after 10 years swimming with Trent's squads! (Not from lack of trying from the Coach)!!

2.           What attracted you to the club?

I was training in a lane where squad pre RDTT was starting and asked Trent if he wanted me to move lanes? He said no worries just tag on the back and I have been there ever since. Also met some really great people over the time.

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

Two RDTT swim sessions a week and 1 to 2 running sessions on my own. Bike when necessary.

4.           Least favourite session and why?

Probably riding as the road environment has changed a lot since I started Triathlons 19 yrs ago . Do most bike in the Man-cave watching old TV series.

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

To be able to remain healthy and active in my later years and same for my family and friends. Just continue to enjoy life!

 6.           Favourite motivational quote?

"Run Forrest Run!" and "Life is like a box of chocolates" (see question 11) 

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

Listen to what Trent tells you he knows his trade. Also enjoy what you are doing, have fun otherwise it's hard to keep the motivation level up. 

8.           My next race is…

Looking to get back into half-marathons after 10 years of marathons, hopefully the GC or Brisbane later in the year.

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

My wife and daughters support and also a good work life balance! Also the great people who swim at Yeronga squad!! (and Trent)

10.       What do you do outside of triathlons?

Spend time in the Man Cave restoring old pedal cars and toys and collecting other vintage items. Also spending time with my great family and friends . Also drawing and listening to music and watching movies.

11.       What’s your one guilty pleasure? 

Beer and chocolate at the same time. Best combination on Earth!!

12.       What’s your favourite food?

BBQ chicken and bacon pizza

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

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