Cath

cathFirst name: Cath

Nickname: chatts

Proudest triathlon moment: getting my first ever triathlon podium, at Noosa, 2nd to Emma Carney (not that I had a clue who she was at the time!). A complete and utter surprise!

My favourite training location: pretty much anywhere my training buddies are - makes it all so much more fun when you've got someone to chase or be chased!

My coach is always telling me to: plan my race rather then just rock up and go.

I relax before a race by: I don't! I'm a jittery racer until that gun goes off.

My most treasured possession is: my iPhone.

I'm happiest when: I'm hanging out with my family.

When I'm not training or racing you can find me: chasing around after my 2 kids.

When I was a kid I wanted to: be in the GB National swim team (that was never going to happen!).

My last meal would be: sitting down with my family to my mum's roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and a good bottle of Pinot.

I'm inspired by: my mum who somehow managed 4 kids and my father, everyone's various commitments and never once put any pressure on performance or complained. Still can't work out how she remained zen!

Nickname: kb (for koala bear because I am very good at sleeping)

My focus race this season is… Gold Coast Half Ironman

My proudest triathlon moment…will be finishing Gold Coast HIM this year after being forced to withdraw last year because I was too slow and had exceeded the cut off time.

By the end of 2009 I want… to have lost 20kg and qualified for Ironman!

My bike is…a brand new Felt B16 time trial bike – hot, hot, hot. J

My favourite training location is…Lake Parramatta in the Summer. What an awesome place to swim.

My coach is always telling me to…focus on cadence!

I relax before a race by….vomiting.

I am happiest when…I am surrounded by my friends and training buddies.

When I was a child I wanted to…conquer the world.

My most treasured possession is…my new bike, my garmin forerunner and my husband (in that order J)

My last meal would be….something naughty –New York cheesecake, red wine, white Costello cheese……mmmmmm!

I’m inspired by….Chrissie Wellington and anyone who has a red hot go.