I am a Phys Ed Teacher based in Geelong, Australia. My lifes goal is to see kids excel and achieve their dream. My PE moto is DREAM, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE. Outside of the Gym I live a very active life. I train for Ironman Triathlons pushing myself to my own personal goals each day of the week.Geelong 70.3 Finish (blue shorts Red Top) I have completed over 200 fun runs ranging from 4km-Marathons. I have a marathon PB of 2hrs 52 mins and a 10km PB of 32:45. I once ran 50km when I was 18 through the bush at night time.(was meant to be 30km but I missed a turn).
I feel it is great to have role models and people to look up to. Apart from my kids who inspire me on a daily basis I follow very closely the life of Lance Armstrong. To be a world champion, on your death bed, Tour de France 7 x champion and now very likely an Ironman Champion is something that keeps me pedalling and swimming many hours each week. I use many of his inspirations in my classroom and all my students know who my role model is.
In 2011 I underwent a Hip Reconstruction that has slowed my running right down. I still have spent the summer competing though in Ocean Water Swim Races. Beyond 2012 I still have eyes of completing another Ironman. My goal race is Ironman Cairns in June 2013 all going well. My bucket list of events include: Cycling from Adelaide to Geelong, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, Cycling from Echuca to Geelong, Ironman Hawaii, Tour De France (social ride), Ironman 70.3 Singpore and Hawaii.
Results this season:
2012 Rip View Swim Classic- 12th
2012 Danger 1000 Swim Classic- 11th
2012 Queenscliff Swim Classic- 4th
2012 USM Geelong 1000 Swim Classic- 4th
2012 Moorapanyl Park Swim Classic- 4th
2012 Fly Day 5k Mukilteo USA – 1st
2012 WSTC Duathlon- 1st
2012 Wreck to Reef Swim Classic- 6th
Education Awards Won as a Physical Education Teacher
Over the past decade I have been fortunate to win many awards for my PE program and as a Teacher of PE and Sport. They include:
2002 Outstanding Coach of the Year- Barwon Region Assembly
2002 Outstanding Physical Education Program of the Year- Barwon Region Assembly
2003 Outstanding Sports Administrator of the Year- Barwon Region Assembly
2004 Outstanding Physical Education Program of the Year- Barwon Region Assembly
2006 Victoria Primary School Sports Association 10 year Contribution to school sport
2007 Outstanding Sports Administrator of the Year- Barwon Region Assembly