“Come and embrace the camaraderie and spirit of Hills Tri Club, where your personal results truly play out no matter how big or small.”
How long have you been a Hill Tri Club Member?
Over 7yrs now… in fact only the other day my first ever race came up at the regatta. Can’t believe it’s been 7yrs already.
What drew you to triathlon as a sport?
I was on a weight loss TV show and successfully lost over 13kg’s in 8wks. After the show I searched for my next goal and why better than to conquer one of my biggest fears – the ocean. One weekend I was cleaning the house where I had the TV on in the background and busselton half Ironman came on. The resilience and strength of the athletes astounded me and left me in tears by the end of the broadcast. So many amazing stories, happy and sad, but every single person who competed simply wanted the best they could be. I was simply inspired – and of course involving the ocean, thought it was exactly what I needed. The next day I registered for the following years busselton half, and set myself on a mission. I’ve never turned back since. I never take racing for granted and treasure every moment I spend on that race course.
Your favourite race event?
Tell us your triathlon highlight so far?
Would have to be winning silver in the Adelaide Duathlon World Champs. I shocked myself achieving such an honor – especially in my own country. Such an emotional time standing on that podium especially given how far I had come and how hard I trained – it all paid off (although I never thought In my wildest dreams that I would get a medal).
What are the benefits of joining Hills Tri Club of you personally?
There’s no doubt the family dynamic of Hills Tri Club Is what keeps me going back for more. Everyone embraces and respects each other no matter what your ambitions are. Yeah you might be able to get that feel in any Tri Club but I know Hills is my home and always will be… no matter where I live. What is your tri goal this year? I’ve come back after a 2yr hiatus (concentrating on professional cycling) with one goal in mind – Gold Coast world champs! I am so excited to represent my country again, in my own country. Podium certainly is the goal – the slow ramp up started in December last year, however as long as i cross that finish line with absolutely nothing more to give, then i will be super happy with that.
Any tips or advice for women thinking about getting into the sport?
You don’t have to be competitive to participate in triathlons. Give it a go, have a great time and enjoy the family spirit that this amazing sport offers. There truly is nothing like it.