Congratulations to Mat Thompson for being selected as Red Dog's Athlete of the Month for May 2023.

Mat wins this month's award for his outstanding performance at Ultraman Australia.

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

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

Feels awesome getting AOTM, I’m chuffed, thanks very much.

2. When did you join the club?

I joined mid/late 2020 I think, I can’t quite remember. The social aspect of the club is what attracted me to it and kept me turning up.

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

honestly I don’t know, I just do what’s on the program and trust the coaches know what they’re doing. I’m also terrible at recording and tracking sessions. Somewhere between 15-25 hours per week if I had to guess.

4. What’s your favourite session and why?

All the long sessions. I thrive on those gritty sessions when things get hard.

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

Too many people to mention here and for all different reasons. In general, anyone upbeat and keen for an adventure.

6. Favourite motivational quote?

When the going gets tough, The tough get going?! I dunno, not really a motivation quote type of person haha.

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

Be consistent and enjoy the journey

8. What’s your next event?

Next event is ultra355 where I go head to head with Mr Kent. Master vs apprentice.

 9. What do you do outside of training?

When I’m not training, working or sleeping, you’ll find me in the kitchen cooking.

10. What’s your one guilty pleasure?

Playing call of duty on the ps5.

A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here