ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2022
Congratulations to Dane Abbott for being selected as Red Dog’s Athlete of the Month for September 2022.
Dane wins this months award for his performance and strong mental game at Sunshine Coast Ironman 70.3. After taking a tumble off his bike, Dane dusted himself off and finished the race with a strong run. 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?
Hahaha I'm stoked but also very surprised, I thought you were geeing me up.
There were a lot of other great performances at Sunny Coast and I fumbled my race a bit but I was glad to be able to finish it.
2. What attracted you to the club?
I started cycling with some guys I met at the pub (Paddy and Adam) and after having a very ordinary race at Cairns 70.3 last year, they suggested seeing Trent.
I’ve had a great time here so far, the training is fun when you’re surrounded by such a good and like-minded group of people.
3. How much training do you do at the moment?
Around the 15 hour mark, 2 swims, 3 runs and 2/3 rides.
4. What’s your favourite session and why?
Always look forward to Tuesday Track, love the competitive part and banter afterwards.
There’s always good company on the Saturday rides as well.
5. Who’s your ideal training partner and why?
Anyone who is a little bit better than me.
So in the pool that’s almost everyone and at track I’m usually trying to keep up with Kirk and Damo.
6. Favourite motivational quote?
Not really motivational but the phrase “Learning is by doing” resonates with me.
7. The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is…
Just keep showing up. Creating positive habits becomes a lot easier once you have that consistency and routine.
Take the advice from Trent + Cath onboard and enjoy the process.
8. What’s your next event?
Club Champs and maybe Cairns Ironman….
9. What do you do outside of training?
Work during the week as an Electrical Project Manager and spend time with the family on the weekend. We’ve got a 10 month old who keep us busy so we try and get outside for a walk or lunch most weekends.
10. What’s your one guilty pleasure?
I’ve definitely got more than 1 vice, but I’ll always love a Friday arvo beer.
A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here