Triathlon Tasmania Awards

The annual TT Dinner was held in Launceston last Saturday night and I was presented with the Female Athlete of the Year Award, an award that I am extremely proud of. I am often asked why I don't move somewhere more conducive to triathlon training but to be honest I think I am already there. Despite being cold and wet in winter and having to travel across the Bass Strait to get to most races, Tassie offers me endless training options. The Ulverstone Swim Team is a great group to swim with, a outdoor 50m pool through summer and an indoor 25m in winter, Triff at Latrobe has also helped me out this year with some lane space. Cycling is unreal, flat, hills or a combo and traffic in never a concern. Riding with the Crusty's boys has boosted my ability ride at a higher pace and motor pacing with Darryn Pugh is far and above my favourite session. Running along the coast is also enjoyable whether it be during a break at work along the foreshore in Burnie, along the tracks in Devonport or heading out to the trails at Bakers beach. Strength  and conditioning with Dave Beard also gets squeezed into a busy schedule and Pilates has been a welcomed addition this season. I then have a great support network with Danny Redman for massage, Neil Orr for Osteo and Peter Johnston for physio and a pep talk. All of this is put together by my dedicated, long term, local coach Craig Redman. THANKS GUYS!

Congratulations to other award winners:
Craig Redman and Steve Oliver - Life Membership
Joe Pearson - Royce Fairbrother Award
James Hodge - Male Athlete of the Year
Dylan Evans - Junior Athlete of the Year
Mat Gaby - Most Improved Junior Athlete
Hayden Armstrong and Benny Parsons - Outstanding Achievement
Coles Bay 100 - Race of the Year
Juliet Plumb - Volunteer of the Year
Bob Van der Velde and Suzie Bower - President's Award