"Every time you are out there with the sun on your back spare a thought for me on the trainer in my garage in sunny Wales!"
Name: Steven Middleton
Supporters: Wife Lucy, daughter Matilda 4, and new son Tudor 8 weeks
How long WTC member? 2-3 years
Why triathlon? I was new to all 3 sports before coming to Australia. Then got roped into a team event at Noosa and was hooked. What keeps me loving the sport is how your limits are continuously being tested. And like most others I do have an addiction to suffering:)
Goals for 2013/2014 season: Top 10 in my AG at IM Wales
How do you juggle training & work/life? Very early mornings, not hard when you have an 8 week old human alarm clock.
Most memorable tri experience to date: At IM Cairns last year. Having my Wife Lucy fly up and surprise me on race day. I find it a huge motivation racing with family support and was a little disappointed they weren't able to make the trip. As I came into T2 she was there waiting. I completely forgot to take my feet out of my shoes almost tripped running with my bike and ran out at a million miles an hour! I blame the pain and complete mental breakdown in the last 5k on her:)
Long term tri ambitions? I'm going to throw it out there and say Kona!
What other hobbies outside of triathlon? Not sure how you fit any more in.
Favourite triathlon race course/location? Has to be the Husky long course weekend. Its an awesome location and great for the family. Cant believe i'm going to miss out this year.
Heroes: Not sure I have heroes as such, but I do look up to my mates in the club that are achieving their goals by putting in the hard yards.
Favourite motto: I love listening to Jens Voigt, and love how he races. When your hurting in training/Racing I like to use a Jens classic "Shut up legs"
Tips/Inspiring comments for other triathletes: We are extremely lucky to be living and training on the Northern Beaches. I could not think of a better place to live and be involved in the sport. Every time you are out there with the sun on your back spare a thought for me on the trainer in my garage in sunny Wales:) We also have so much depth of talent in the club that it would be a waste not to use it so ask lots of questions. Also learn to love swimming! I finally enjoy heading to the pool.