Where do you live? I’ve been living on the Sunshine Coast for about 2 ½ years and have lived in Mooloolaba for just over a 1 ½ years. However I was born in the UK and I lived in Penzance, which is in Cornwall in the UK. I love living on the Sunshine Coast because the weather is great and I can do all the outdoor activities I love.
Who does your family include?
Here on the Sunny Coast it is just me, my husband Dan and our dog Halo. Back in the UK I have an older sister and her husband, and my niece and nephew and an older brother and my Mother. My Dad Lives In France. Dan’s family live in the UK too.
What keeps you busy during the day?
I work full time as a physiotherapist at Sports and Spinal, Kawana. I treat a range of conditions; Musculoskeletal and Neurological. I also take a number of classes including studio Pilates.
I also train pretty hard for triathlons often twice a day before and after work.
Looking after Halo and going for walks keeps me busy too.
Running, swimming and cycling obviously. I love doing anything active and getting in the sea, swimming, surfing and paddle boarding and hiking.
I also love food and coffee. Occasionally I like to draw and paint.
Why do you do triathlon?
I can do 3 different sports I love, and like the variety and challenge. Also there is always room to improve and the challenge of different races/distances, to keep me going. Also some might say I am a little bit competitive… Triathlon seems to satisfy that part of me.
Favourite food and drink?
I pretty much like all food. I am partial to a cup of tea and love a coffee.
If I won, the lotto I would…
Train full time, Buy a few houses, help out my family and friends, travel the world, complete races and going on adventures and work as a physio/health professional in under privileged areas as a volunteer.
Favourite book and song?
I change my mind all the time. I do love the book Into the wild. I also am partial to Harry potter.
I have an eclectic choice in music and my favourites change. If I had to pick one song I would have to say our Wedding dance, Barry Louis Polisar, All I want is you.
Your favourite race/triathlon moment…
This is a tough one. I have some really good memories from when I was a Guide competing for GB, In New Zealand and Israel. But also I do think completing my First 70.3 at Port Macquarie and qualifying for the world champs would be up there.
Your advice for anyone wanting to start the sport…
Don’t get caught up in getting all the gear! The basics are all you need when you start, along with training consistently, taking advice from those who are experienced and make sure you enjoy yourself in the process.
You don’t need all the gear to do well. I did my first triathlon on my mum’s hybrid bike, I borrowed a tri suit and wore trainers while cycling.