ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JULY 2022
KELLIE PRITCHARD-PESCHEK


Congratulations to Kellie Pritchard-Peschek for being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for July 2022.

Kellie wins this month’s award for being the first female over the line at The Guzzler half marathon. Well done!

A big thank you to our sponsors for donating this month’s prizes.


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

Very surprised! And equally as chuffed!

2. What attracted you to the club?

Way back when I was a youngster in 2010. Lots of my friends had joined RDTT so I made the move too, it was a great social atmosphere and we had a heap of fun training together...I even enjoyed swimming! Not to mention the coffee and breakky post-Saturday rides that were equal in duration!     

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

Woefully little compared to what I used to do! About 1 session daily at the moment, either running road & trails, riding or gym.

4. What’s your favourite session and why?

Thursday morning runs (formerly known as Thursday World Champs). Nothing like a bunch of egos at play to drive the pace. 

 5. Who’s your ideal training partner and why?

You can't go past chasing an Olympian around - Bri Silk keeps me honest and pushing my limits!

6. Favourite motivational quote?

To quote the punchy Glennon Doyle - “I can do hard things”. It’s kind of a mantra for life really. Everything I want is on the other side of the challenge, and every challenge represents growth. I'm grateful to be able to do what I do, so I'm going to enjoy every moment! 

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

1.Buy a good set of knicks. 2. Chamois cream and Body Glide will save your life. 3. Don't wear calf socks in public. 4. 8pm is an acceptable bedtime. On a Saturday. 5. The Dying Hole is an actual place. 6. Love the process.

8. What’s your next event?

Well I’ve won a spot at The Guzzler 21km in 2023 to defend my title! No doubt I’ll be hitting up many more long trail events in the meantime to keep myself sharp. 

9. What do you do outside of training?

Analyze my WHOOP data. Work, drink coffee and wine. 

10. What’s your one guilty pleasure?

Almond croissant. Every time. 

 

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here

 

ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2022
CHARLIE NATHAN


Congratulations to Charlie Nathan for being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for June 2022.

Charlie wins this month’s award for his performance at Ironman Cairns and qualifying for The Ironman World Championships in Kona. Well done!

A big thank you to our sponsors for donating this month’s prizes.


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

Huge surprise! I thought Trent was chasing me up for fees when I received his email.

2. What attracted you to the club?

My wife started swimming at the Valley with Red Dog, she said it was fun and a good atmosphere and to come along…so I did as I was told!
She was right and I’m still here 7 years later.         

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

I was floating around the 20 hour/week mark leading into Cairns Ironman. 3hrs swimming, 12hrs biking and 5hrs running.

4. What’s your favourite session and why?

Anything strength endurance, Friday swims are enjoyable. Nice way to end the work week. I find anything that gets my heart rate up too high I lose control of my stomach and it all gets a bit messy.

 5. Who’s your ideal training partner and why?

Coach Cath wants me to say her here, but Cath holds you accountable to the time cycle in the pool, some days that’s not ‘ideal’.
Probably my dog Bruce, I can’t talk when I run so he is the ‘ideal’ training partner!

6. Favourite motivational quote?

I love all that fluffy motivational quote stuff, too hard to pick a favourite so I’ll tell you my favourite joke instead….


Knock Knock

Who’s there?
Owen

Owen who?

Oh when the Saints….go marching in, Oh when the Saints go marching in…;)


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

Enjoy the training. If you enjoy the training, you’ll be consistent. And when you’re consistent…..

Then when you get serious (in your second week) log your training and get on a program with a coach to review what you are doing, you’ll reach your goals much faster.

8. What’s your next event?

Kona – I’ve dreamt of racing there for many years. Can’t wait.

 That will then lay a good foundation for an easy victory at the Raby Bay Rumble in December!

9. What do you do outside of training?

I’m a St Kilda supporter so between training and supporting them I don’t have any more emotional energy to do anything else. (my poor wife and children)

10. What’s your one guilty pleasure?

Oh god, my whole diet is a guilty pleasure. I’m shocking.
I work on the road so McDonalds gets good run for its reliable bathroom facilities. I never leave empty handed. A Large chocolate shake is the ultimate hungry thirsty!

 
A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here