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Tag: triathlon


Meet Rebecca Sheppard

Rebecca (Beck) Sheppard recently did the ‘impossible’ — she completed a full Ironman (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42km run), battling injury, three flat tyres and six-months of training 20 hours a week, juggling working full ...

Meet Caroline ‘Caro’ Tahana

With the finale of The Block 2015 drawing nearer, we caught up with Townsville’s own ‘Caro’ (AKA Caroline Tahana) — master budgeter, renovator and Ironman athlete — to get to know this time-maximising chocolate-devotee better. ...

Meet Nikki Hammon

The word ‘inspiration’ gets bandied around a bit, but once you read this interview with Nikki Hammon we’re sure you’ll agree — she has certainly motivated us to do more. As a mother to three ...

Fuelling up for race day

As an Accredited Practicing Sports Dietitian who looks after the North Queensland Cowboys and does triathlon events herself, Alpha Omega Health’s Caitlin Braddick gives an insight into what to consider nutritionally before, during and after ...

Ironman Cairns 2015 Wrap Up

Free Radicals Tri Club’s Graham Pemberton did Cairns Half Ironman (70.3) yesterday, forming part of the strong Townsville contingent that travelled north for the iconic annual event. Here he reflects on the race, examining what ...

Meet Danny Miles

This year is shaping up to be a big one for ex-gymnast Danny Miles as he sets his sights on Ironman Port Macquarie in May, Ironman 70.3 in Cairns in June, and Ironman 70.3 Sunshine ...

Meet Dylan Viviers

Swimming has taken centre stage for most of Dylan Viviers’ life. After a car accident as a teen that killed his hopes for a competitive career in the pool, Dylan returned to the sport as ...

Meet Troy Argent

Running close to 100km and cycling over 200km per week certainly builds an appetite, and the way triathlete Troy Argent is eyeing off his burger, it may as well be his next finish line. I ...

Meet Fred Leonardi

Fred Leonardi had no idea his quest to lose weight would result in far bigger gains. Falling in love with running and triathlons, he completed his first Ultra Marathon this year and now the 55-year-old ...
Go Troppo Tri swim start

Go Troppo Tri Wrap-Up

About 150 competitors tested their fitness at Pallarenda this morning for one of Townsville Triathlon Club’s (TTC) flagship events for the year – the Go Troppo Triathlon. With junior, teams, enticer and sprint events there ...

X-Tri in perfect conditions

It was all about getting out in nature and giving it a try at Free Radicals Tri-Be’s first ever adventure triathlon today. The family-friendly club offers weekly training sessions and regular standard triathlon races, but ...
Ruth Corset with family

The mother of climbers

It has been six years since I last interviewed Ruth Corset. In that time the Townsville-based mother-of-two has established herself as one of Australia’s best road cyclists; claiming 12th position at the UCI World Championships ...