ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER 2023
Congratulations to Liz for being selected as Red Dog's Athlete of the Month for October 2023.
Liz wins this month's award for winning her age group at Club Championships and her positive attitude to training.
A big thank you to our sponsors for donating this month’s prizes.
1.Red Dog AOTM, how do you feel about that?
Chuffed, surprised and just a little bit honoured. Clearly a lifelong ambition has now been achieved.
2. When did you join the club?
I've joined twice. The first time I joined, it was mostly because I had seen Red Dog crew out riding and thought the kit looked Schmick (might make me look taller). The second time because I knew what a great group of people raced with Red Dog and thought Trent and Cath to be great coaches.
3. How much training do you do at the moment?
The correct answer is ‘not enough’… but Im generally training 6 days a week but only one session a day.
4. What’s your favourite session and why?
Thursday run at New Farm. My run isn’t my strong point, but getting out and about in the streets with the Red Dog crew is always fun. Also, Trent has so many inspirational quotes to share with the athletes while we run and he rides.
5. Who’s your ideal training partner and why?
I have a lot of people that I like to train with. The main criteria is that they are good for a chat and a joke as the miles go past and don’t take themselves too seriously.
6. Favourite motivational quote?
“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
7. The one bit of advice I’d give to a newbie is…
There is only ever one first time. Don’t waste it by worrying about how you go or what other people think. Give it your best crack and that is enough.
8. What’s your next event?
An Aquabike in Canberra – to try and qualify for Townsville.
9. What do you do outside of training?
I love music, dogs and audio books.
10. What’s your one guilty pleasure?
Whiskey, reality tv and … ooops, that was only meant to be one.
A list of all AOTM recipients can be found here