Don't forget to take a few moments, to stop and have a look at what's around you - nature, club mates, family - this is what really makes the sport enjoyable.
Name: Ryan Lonsdale
Your supporters: Wife Emma and daughter Lucy for sure but anyone who wants a high five on race day.
How long WTC member? 4 years
Why triathlon? It made sense, always been a jack-of-all-trades but master of none, and I wanted to be part of a healthy community when moving to the beaches.
Goals for 2013/2014 season: First Marathon and a PB at Challenge Forster. Once these were a tick it's all been about participation and supporting other club mates.
How do you juggle training & work/life? Negotiating my triathlon time with family and utilising the commute to and from work as part of my training.
Most memorable tri experience to date: My first one, Port Mac 70.3 - after I'd ditched my Billabong wetsuit, battled the wind on the bike and was about 12k into the run, I saw my wife cheering me on from the rocks. I suddenly realised that I was going to make it and had a moment to myself where I felt pretty proud of what I was doing.
Long term tri ambitions? An Ironman and to share the incredible stories of Triathletes with people who have never tried the sport. 3 Peaks is also on the bucket list.
What other hobbies outside of triathlon? Following professional cycling, photography and having adventures with my family.
Favourite triathlon race course/location: Husky without doubt, everyone can have a go no matter what ability.
Motivators: Steve Waugh, Richard Gill and Bec Hoschke all for different reasons.
Favourite motto: How good is this?
Tips/Inspiring comments for other triathletes: Don't forget to take a few moments, to stop and have a look at what's around you - nature, club mates, family - this is what really makes the sport enjoyable.