A Bit About Me
I started competing in triathlons during the early years of high school. I could ride my old rusty road bike around town pretty well, I was a gun cross country runner, although could barely swim to save my life (despite my dad being a swim coach and three older brothers being champion swimmers). One of my first triathlons was the NSW State All Schools triathlon held in Penrith. I was in the junior age group, and after clawing my way through the water at the back of the pack, I managed to fight my way back into 6th place by the finish, which got me a place on the NSW State team as a reserve. My parents and I were a little surprised at the result and it was at around this point where I realised i may have a bit of potential in the sport of triathlon.
Throughout high school I developed a the passion for grueling endurance sports such as cycling, cross country skiing and of course triathlon. It didnt take me long to realise that I did well in these types of sports, which not only took physical abilities, but also mental toughness. Throughout these years, I was competing at the top national level in cross country skiing, cycling, cross country running, triathlon and also downhill skiing. Toward the end of high school, i realized that I could no longer juggle all of these sports at this level, so I made the choice to concentrate on triathlon, while continuing the others as a bit of fun.
After completing High school I went to University in Canberra, and for the first time I was able to train with other athletes in a squad - the tridents. I began to see pretty quick improvements and in 2010 I achieved the results which entitled me to a professional triathlon race licence. For the past 2 seasons I have been racing domestically among the PRO's, gradually closing the gap between myself and the best Triathletes in Australia. I have recently graduated from the University of Canberra, gaining a Bachelor of Primary Education.
This year along with training hard, I am a casual primary teacher in Yamba, NSW. My aim over the next few years is to gradually become a full time athlete, travelling over the world racing against the best triathletes in olympic, 70.3 and ironman distance races.