AOTM EvelynBest


Congratulations to Evelyn Best on being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for July 2014. Well done!!! 

Evelyn wins the award for her consistent and positive approach to training.

A big thank you to Endura, No More Knots & Fusion for donating this month’s prizes.










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

Honestly, I'm shocked. I never considered myself to be a contender for athlete of the month.

2: What attracted you to the squad?

I guess what attracted me to the squad was the timetable (for example, the number and variety of sessions offered as well as the locations).

3: If you were Red Dog coach for the week, what would you do differently?

I would re-introduce a swim stroke correction session (since swimming is my weakest leg and I need all the help I can get, and then some) and implement strength training sessions (since this old duck needs to prevent the onset of osteoporosis).

4: How much training do you do at the moment?

I probably average around 8 sessions per week.

5: Least favourite session and why?

My least favourite sessions are swimming because I am SUPER SLOW.

6: If you had one wish, what would it be?

Following on from my previous answer, to improve my swim speed.

7: Favourite motivational quote?

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Buddha.

8: What advice would you give to other Red Dogs who would like to be AOTM?

If I can do it, then so can you.

9: What are your goals?

My goals are to maintain my health and fitness and improve my swim speed.

10: Who would be your ideal training partner?

A sports psychologist who could assist me to work on changing negative thoughts into positive ones.

11: What do you do outside of triathlons?

Outside of triathlons, I am a public servant who likes to spend time with family and friends enjoying the finer things in life such as great food and wine :)