1. Where do you live? I’ve been in Peregian Beach for about 8 years, however I previously lived in Brisbane and briefly in Melbourne. I love living in Peregian because it is a small community where people actually talk to each other! I also like it because it allows me to train in Noosa and Mooloolaba – being not too far from either.
2. Who does your family include? I guess I’m a bit unconventional here. My immediate family includes my dad and his wife Jean and her children who are all my age. They are all in Brisbane, my brother is in FNQ and my nephew is in Tassie. I have “Cinder” my black GSD and I have friends that I consider part of my family. Then there’s my police family and of course my Atlas family!
3. What keeps you busy during the day – What keeps me far too busy during the day AND night for my liking is my job. I’m a Detective Senior Constable in the QPS – based at the Nambour Criminal Investigation Branch.
4. Your Hobbies… Trying new restaurants, Travelling, guitar, singing, Geocaching, learning languages.
5. Why do you do triathlon? I like the cross training of the three disciplines and the beautiful destinations you get to travel to for races. I also love the like minded people you meet through this sport that you may not normally get to associate with.
6. Favourite food and drink? Now that’s a hard one. If I had to pick one – I’d pick Japanese or Thai. My favourite drink changes with the time of day and company I keep!
7. If I won the lotto… I would quit work quicker than I’ve just typed this sentence… then start ticking off some bucket list races like Roth, London Marathon, Great Wall of China Marathon, Marathon du Medoc, and Escape from Alcatraz. I’d donate a portion to charity and do heaps more travel!
8. Favourite book and song? So so many. I love a book called “The Wave” by Susan Casey that examines big waves from different perspectives and all of the Game of Thrones books. Music always has been a big part of my life as I sang with a few bands in another lifetime. I’m getting back into watching live music these days and I love it.
9. Your favourite race/triathlon moment. I absolutely loved the NY Marathon and am proud of my IM finishes …. but my proudest and most favourite moment was finishing the Ride for Russ in 2016. To have an idea and see it become so much bigger than you could ever have imagined is an amazing feeling. I cried like a baby at the finish line and don’t think that any other race experience could ever come close.
10. Your advice for anyone wanting to start the sport – Don’t get caught up in what others are doing. Everyone has different goals, experiences and personal situations. Run your own race and chip away at the goals you (and your coach) have made for yourself. Mostly though … remember to factor some fun times along the way. A lot of people take this sport waaaay too seriously!