Hometown: Cronulla, Australia
Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
IMFL 2010 - 9.23.24 54th OA, 5th AG - Kona Bound
Gulf Coast Half IM 2011 - 4.29.56 7th OA, 3rd Masters
FL 70.3 2010 - 4.35.06 49th OA, 4th AG
Hammerhead Oly 2010 - 2.05.17 4th OA. 1st Masters
NO 70.3 (69.1 swim cancelled) - 4th AG
5 things we should know about you:
Married 15 years to Renee with 3 children Palmer 13, Quinn 11, Evangeline 9
Born and raised in Australia.
Lived in US for past 17 years
Will skip a workout for surf session
Travel all across US for work building Food Plants
How did you first get into triathlons?
It was a bet with my Bro-in-law to do IMFL 2004. He was cyclist and I was a runner. Went into race with no expectations. It was fantastic first experience and has me hooked to this very day.
For the record, I caught him on the run at mile 14 and we ran last 12.2 miles together, but he crossed line 1 second before me so he won bet.
What was the first race you ever participated in and what place did you finish?
Ironman Florida 2004 on 3 months training, borrowed bike amd HR monitor.
raced it with really no clue what I was doing.
10.45.22 - 377th OA
What is your favorite race?
IMKY - a true triathlete course.
hilly hard bike
boiling hot flat run
all things I love
What is your favorite workout?
Tuesday and Thursday County Line Group Ride.
its with the elite cyclists in Jacksonville Area. Its a pedal as hard as you can for an hour and hang on......
for pure solo workout though it has to be the 9 mile descending run I do every 2 weeks.
What are your favorite Zoot products and why?
Take your pick
Prophet Wetsuit flies thru water like nothing else
TT 4.0 absolutely perfect comfort from first step
Arm Coolers- living here in FL, they are magic, I have several pairs and use them consistently in training and all race
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Kona Qualifying in IMFL 2010. All race was hanging on to the edge and never going over....
What motivates you?
Family, the healthy lifestyle and racing. I train so I can race
What is your pre-race meal?
good pasta dish with chicken and brocolli
What is your pre-race ritual?
favorite shorts, beanie and Ipod.
blasting Rise Against alwasy gets me in the race mood
What is in your triathlon bag that you cannot live without?
Extra Spearmint Chewing Gum
Zoot Arm Coolers (every race I do is always in hot climate)
What are your goals for the 2011 season?
Race strong at Kona
Top 3 in 70.3 event
Any other information you would like included on your page:
Get out there and enjoy life before it passes you by
Events you are racing in this season:
Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead (August 14),
ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta (September 25),
Ford Ironman World Championship (October 8)
Hammerhead Olympic Triathlon August 29