Balmoral Tri Club has great representation at the WTC Age Group Championships (Sprint & Olympic distances) in Chicago in a few weeks time. Over the next few weeks we will be profiling our BTC Athletes that are heading across to the USA to compete: Murray Robertson, Chris Hislop, Michelle Chen, Stephen Durant, Paul Kelly. This week find out more about BTC Athletes Stephen and Paul...
Athlete Profile: Paul Kelly
Sporting Background : Rugby Union, rugby league, snowboarding.
Years in Triathlon : 5
Years as BTC member: 2
How you qualified? - Sprint races (Elwood and Moreton Bay), Olympic races (Townsville, Yarrawonga, Wollongong)
What you love about BTC - The coaching at Swim, Track and Brick and the great, like-minded people. I also love the fact that everyone is encouraged, not just the elites.
Non sporting info about you? - Married with twin 21 year old boys. They are arriving home when I leave for training.
Inspiring quote - "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" - Mark Twain
Favourite discipline? Running
Plans after the worlds? - qualify for next year's worlds
GOOD LUCK PAUL !
ATHLETE PROFILE - STEPHEN DURANT
Sporting Background - None, was lost in corporate sales world
Years in Triathlon - 3
Years as BTC member - 3
How you qualified - Sprint (Kurnell, ACT), Olympic (Yarrawonga, Wollongong, ACT)
What you love about BTC - Ocean swims at Balmoral in summer
Non sporting info about you? - Father of 3 kids, 12, 10 & 2.5
Inspiring quote - Invest in the journey
Favourite discipline - Swim, nothing better than being in the water and totally wiped out after a squad session with some sunshine
Plans after the worlds - Maybe some long course racing before Worlds next year, anyone up for Tri-X?
GOOD LUCK STEPHEN !