My Mission

To challenge my own personal limits and use it as a platform to promote awareness of Endometriosis and Cervical Cancer

‘If you can’t stop dreaming about it, don’t stop working for it’

MY PROUDEST MOMENTS

  • Swimming 5km on my 4th birthday powered by mars bars

  • Swimming for my country the first time

  • Winning the World Junior Championships

  • Completing my first Ironman

  • Hearing that my sister had given birth to her first child, my first niece

  • Watching my brother compete in the world senior pentathlon championships

  • Going for my first run just 7 weeks post hysterectomy

SOME FUN FACTS

  • After completing my first Ironman I hated it that much, I put my bike on a bonfire. I swore I would never do another one. I have since completed 7 more!

  • My first ever triathlon was a ironman

  • I LOVE chicken nuggets. Although after completing my first Ironman, I ordered 100 and ate 1!

  • I got married in Kona Hawaii, just one day after completing the Ironman World Championship. Karl’s logic being that I wouldn’t be able to run away.

  • The hardest race of my life was a 10km fun run in the snow

THE STUFF YOU COULDN’T MAKE UP

  • I had my appendix removed unnecessarily, turned out to be undiagnosed endometriosis.

  • It took 13 years to finally diagnose and start treating my endometriosis

  • I didn’t make it to the closing party after winning the world junior championships. I was drug tested straight after the race, but couldn’t wee. I drank that much water I ended up having medical treatment for water intoxication.

  • At another world championship closing party, I fell off a bar stool and broke my knee cap.

  • I qualified for Kona despite having septicemia (unknown to me). We went in search of a hospital just days before the qualifying race to get fluid drained from my foot, thinking it was just swelling!

  • I used to carb load on big plates of pasta before racing. Unbeknown to me, I was Coeliac. We could never understand why I always got sick during competitions and couldn’t race as well as I trained.

Now for the biggest challenge of my life!