- What drew you to triathlon?
I am 44 this year and in my late thirties realised I needed to get fit, my sport up to that point was golf! I started running and then competed in a couple of half marathons each year until I was 40. I then got injured and started cycling which I enjoy.
I recently finished up at the company I worked at for nearly 20 years and so I set myself a New Year’s resolution – complete a Half IronMan. Hence I signed up to Port Macquarie this year (see pic below), I loved it and am hooked.
- Why Moore Performance?
I joined MP because some friends I ride with (Jon Crook and Eben Bowditch) recommended you. The group seems great and my training definitely improved as a result.
- What sort of training are you doing at the moment?
I typically ride twice a week, run 1-2 a week and do a gym circuit as well for injury prevention.
- What are your goals?
My next event is the City to Surf but will be in Europe for five weeks beforehand so not ideal training – if I break 60mins I will be happy.
- Is there a race you’re focused on or do you have a goal time you’re hoping to achieve?
My next triathlon is not yet booked in – maybe a half Ironman at the end of the year. My goal is to complete a full Ironman ideally sub 12 hours.
- What’s an interesting fact about you?
When I was 20 I lived and worked in a traditional Japanese hotel. I was the only white guy in the village and was quite the novelty with staff and guests. And I was serving Michael Jackson in his Sydney hotel when he got married here in 1996.