Hometown: Palmerston North Coach: Tammy Reed Hobbies: Training & making yummy food Best Achievement: Getting overseas to compete in my first international events this year Reason for getting into triathlon: I used to be a swimmer but had always enjoyed biking and running on the side, Tammy gave me a nudge in the right direction and I haven’t looked back since. Do you work/study: I work as a swim teacher and am currently studying architecture part time. What motivates you to become an elite triathlete: After watching the current and past elites get to travel around the world to race, train and make connections with other like minded athletes I knew it was something I wanted to do. I managed to get myself overseas for a short while to also experience this this year. Safe to say I’m already planning for the next lot of races!