I was born on the 16th July 1990 in Gosford Hospital on the Central Coast of NSW. Life of a only child didn’t last long as I was quickly joined by triplet sisters. Growing up I didn’t spend much time inside as I loved any sport involving a ball and I’m sure I drove my Dad mad asking him to join me in playing soccer, footy, cricket, golf or any of sport I wanted to try out the front of our house.
As I entered High School I was urged to make the decision between soccer and running as events were starting to clash quite often. The decision to choose running was easy as that was where I saw my potential being the greatest. I had a rapid rise in my running results from struggling to make state championship when 12 to making nationals when I was 14. As part of my running training we did a lot of cross training (swimming/cycling) and when I was 14/15 I did my first triathlon which I managed to win outright and started competing in both running/triathlon events.
At the end of my junior years, I was a member of the New South Wales Institute of Sport in both their athletics and triathlon programs before focusing on triathlon specifically from 2008. I finished school at the end of 2008 and made the tough move away from home to train down in Wollongong on New South Wales South Coast. Wollongong is where I still live now and it feels like home. I still like going back to my parents place which is the house I was born in. Initially I raced within the ITU circuit covering Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon races throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America. While racing ITU I competed in cycle races and for a couple of years I seriously considered switching to just cycling. It was very tempting as I did enjoy cycle races but I didn’t find as much joy training for 1 sport compared to training for 3 different sports for 1 event
At the beginning on 2013, I made the switch to long distance triathlons. The decision was made as I was not quick enough to swim in the front pack in ITU swims and to try and utilise my riding and running ability. Initial introduction to long distance racing was a shock to the system as racing over 4hrs now was something I was not used to with nutrition and pacing throughout the race being vital. It has taken me over 2 years of competing in long course triathlons to start to understand what I need to do to in training and racing to be in the mix at the pointy end of Ironman 70.3/Challenge Half distance events around Australia and the world.