"Believe in your goal and give it 100%!"
Name: Jess Madsen
Supporters: My family and cycling mates
How long WTC member: 1 year
Why triathlon? Well I was back running training for a Half Marathon (after my gap year) and my cousin needed a fill-in for a little corporate tri, so, i decided to give it a crack on a mountain bike. Essentially been obsessed ever since. Good thing I have had decent jobs through uni to fund it.
Goals for 2013/2014 season: To finish Husky LC 2014... How do you juggle training & work/life? Hmm, I essentially have no proper structure to my training schedule... seems to do the trick... haha…
Most memorable tri experience to date: Cycling the 140k Ettalong ride just with Bec Hoschke, in November, allowing me to pick her brain to pieces for hours, and forming a great friendship (Far too many little things in common with her... Crazy lady)
Long term tri ambitions: Well, contrary to popular belief, NOT an ironman... At this stage, just to get my Olympic time sub 2:15. Decent enough goal in my eyes!
Other hobbies outside of triathlon: Agriculture (in particular, Horticulture), Learning, Travel, Tennis, Diving
Favourite triathlon race course/location: Have to say Kingscliff. I'm a regular now
Heroes: Roger Federer and Norman Borlaug. For Tri, many people are my heroes, amongst Team Hoyt and Chrissie Wellington.
Favourite mottos: 'Be the best' and 'Speak with actions, not words'
Tips/Inspiring comments for other triathletes: Not in a position to give too many great tips, but inspiring comments, I guess, just believe in your goal, and give it 100%!