Committee Role:
Secretary


Born and bred in Frankston .. started competing in Triathlon in 1996 … first race in Benalla .. had visions of winning outright … came 4th (last) in my age group 35-39 .. took me a year to do another one after deciding to join Stephen Foster’s squad for some badly needed coaching …   Lots of crazy training sessions and juggling a Butcher/Catering business with 3 young kids was a challenge ..

Made lifelong friendships through Steve’s squad which then became Team Barefoot (still have the original two piece racing bikinis and steel framed Wheeler Bike) .. He’s an amazing coach … and taught me everything I know … heaps of mistakes along the way which just added to the experience.

Many highlights over 20 years of racing including the Frankston Half IM in 1998 (all previous races were long course ) qualifier for Foster Ironman, World Championships Perth 2000, World Masters Games Geelong 2002, Fiji 2005 .. lost count of how many Powerade/Gatorade series in between … dragging my husband and kids here there and everywhere and being on the Committee of MPTC .. for a majority of that time …

Highlight for me was Melbourne IM 2013 … didn’t take my spot for Foster in 1998 and said I would only do an Ironman if it came to Frankston .. never dreaming it ever would .. after persuasion and encouragement from my then coach and mentor michelle blake I entered the race and had an amazing journey .. was awesome to have all my family following me all the way to the finish line on my home turf …

Heaps of memories over my journey … and hope a few more to come …