matFirst name: Mat

Nickname: Dolph

My proudest triathlon moment…Seeing my wife complete her first half Ironman (Cancun).

My favourite training location: Whistler, Canada.

My coach is always telling me to: Follow the numbers, the formula is tried and tested :-)

I relax before a race by: Faffing around with my gear and drinking skinny Cappuccinos.

My most treasured possession is: The great memories of all the travel and events so far.

I’m happiest when: I'm hanging out with my wife after a solid training and feeding session at the weekend!

When I’m not training or racing you can find me: Flying around Asia Pacific perfecting the art of looking busy.

When I was a kid I wanted to: Be a veterinarian (but wasn't academically inclined enough...). 

My last meal would be: Anything off the menu in the vegetarian Indian section!

I’m inspired by: Anyone with a 'can do' approach to life! 



First name: Cheri

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.