|Tell us about your sporting background and how you first got into triathlons||I always played sport and was active as a kid and loved being outdoors. I gave everything a go, and can play nearly all sports ok but excel in none.
My main sports in high school were cross-country, football, athletics and golf. After leaving school I continued with football for a time which obviously involved running as well. I would also do weights during footy pre-season and continued on with that and running after I stopped playing.
In the summer of 1991-1992 I did two of the Commonwealth Bank Series (as it was known then) triathlons. Both were 500m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run. I was happy that I had done them but hated swimming so didn’t do another tri until Portarlington in 2013 with no training (except running of course).
I decided the week of the race to do it, and borrowed a friend’s bike and even a pair of goggles on the day! 11 months later I did an IRONMAN.
|Your favourite TRI discipline?||Is running, however, ironically I have bombed in my two IRONMAN marathons whilst (for me) swimming out of my skin.|
|Goal race for the 2016/17 season? Perhaps future goals?||Busso in December 2017. Looking forward to going away with people from the club and nailing the run leg of the marathon for a big PB. Because I will never qualify for Kona, I’d like to do the half IM there, and also Challenge Roth.|
|Favourite holiday destination and why||Hawaii! For lots of reasons! Relaxed, weather, beaches, scenery, diversity. Where else in the world can you be on a beach swimming with turtles, then drive 10 minutes to see an active volcano and then drive 80 minutes to a dormant volcano at 13,800ft where it snows during winter. Just get out of Waikiki.|
|If you could have a super power for a day what would it be?||I think being invisible.|
|In a snapshot of a few sentences, what else keeps you busy outside of triathlons?||Life! Work, training, Facebook, enjoying a cup of coffee, friends, footy and a couple of TV shows.|
|What do you love about being a member of NunaTriClub?||The people and their journeys, and seeing what a positive difference it can make in their lives.|
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