1) Where do you live?
I’ve been on the Sunny Coast this time around for 4yrs . I was an underground coal miner for 13yrs and lived mainly on the Coast or Central Queensland. But I’m a proud New South Walshmen and you can tell because unlike Queenslanders I have all my own teeth. I love living on the Coast because it’s full of Queenslanders which means I’m smarter than most people around here .
2) Who does your family include?
My son Bj 7yrs old & Violet 4yrs old
3) What keeps you busy during the day?
I own a concrete truck
4) Your Hobbies…
My main hobby is spending time with my little tribe mainly beach we are all water babies. I also have a Harley and when I go for a ride it’s Dave time.
5) Why do you do triathlon?
After 26 years of playing rugby league I had become a rather fat midget – but still an extremely attractive one . My friend hassled me for years to have a go I knew I could swim a bit so I entered a novice tri and was hooked . Next race in 3 mths and 20kg Canberra Half Ironman and qualified for Australian Ironman at Forster (back then you had to qualify)
6) Favourite food and drink?
Thai and beer in any order
7) If I won, the lotto I would…
Get off tinder and buy a wife (with a watertight pre-nup)
8) Favourite song?
Greatest rock & roll band in the world Rolling Stones Gimme shelter .
9) Your favourite race/triathlon moment…
I always liked Forster my grandparents had a house on the beach the growing up so a lot of my childhood was spent there .
Favourite moment was finishing Ironman China in 50 degree heat , longest race time just under 15hrs but came 6th in my age group because 60% of the field dropped out. Bonus was crossing the finish line without a sh#$*t hanging out of my race kit unlike 40% of the field left .
10) Your advice for anyone wanting to start the sport…
Keep it real – remember we aren’t racing for sheep stations – have fun. Get a good coach and squad that make it fun (atlas free plug). You will make some great friends that I now have from all over the world . Waxing your legs doesn’t make you go faster but damn they look pretty. Wear Lycra because red neck Queenslanders love to see you in it. Stay safe out on the roads .