nicoleFirst name: Nicole Cockayne

Nickname: Nic (not very original given my surname is suggestive of being a Colombian exporter of sorts)

Proudest triathlon moment: My first sprint triathlon at Kurnell. I left my fear of the open water on the beach and just jumped in and gave it everything

My favourite training location: West Head or Berowra Waters - the scenery is fantastic and I love cranking it up the hills

My coach is always telling me to: Be consistent and have fun

I relax before a race by: Checking my race bag against my checklist. Without the list I'd probably forget something quite important, like my bike!

My most treasured possession is: My renewed fitness and my Garmin Edge 500

I’m happiest when: I'm relaxing on the weekend with family and friends

When I’m not training or racing you can find me: Having a wine or two

When I was a kid I wanted to: Be a dietician and play netball for Australia 

My last meal would be: An extensive selection of tapas / tasting plates matched with fine wines

I’m inspired by: Others who believe in themselves and get out there and have a go, no matter how big their mountain is


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.