Katie Kelly

What is your favourite Zoggs Product?
KK Zoggs 590 x 300[1]Zoggs Predator Goggles

Most memorable swim?
The Rottnest Island Swim from Cottlesloe beach in Perth to Rottnest Island. I did this in February, 2009 with a team of 4. It was undoubtedly the toughest swim I’d ever done, and I was very glad to tick that box and move on.

Favourite Event?
Triathlon Half Ironman distance. It’s the perfect combination with the swim at 2km, ride 90km and run 21.1km. Still a tough challenge but nice to have it all done within 5 hours.

What are your training must haves?
Zoggs Predator Goggles, and it seems to be the same for all my fellow triathletes. They are the most popular choice of triathletes. With my training I also can’t get through a session without the Fins, Buoy and Kick board. Must haves for every session.

How did you get started doing Triathlons?
I joined a Tri squad, TriNova Mulit-Sport, in Newcastle, NSW in 2012 and within a month was convinced by my training buddies to do an Ironman. I had previously dabbled a little in the sport, but came from a running and ocean swim background. I signed up for the 2013 Port Macquarie Ironman and from then on it was full on with training. The 3.8km swim was nice and flat and nothing like the ocean swims I’d done so I enjoyed that leg, the bike was hilly and just a grind. The run was the easiest being the last and my favourite leg. Crossing the finish line and getting in around 12 hours was one of my all-time sporting highlights.

How do you prepare for an event?
It’s always about staying in your routine, keeping healthy with good nutrition and recovery. I like to keep everything fairly simply and always focus on enjoying the moment and the amazing experiences that come with preparing and competing in an event.

What advice would you give to someone looking to compete in Triathlon?
Do it. The best part about being involved in Triathlons, are the people you meet and it makes it easy to keep fit and healthy when you have others to train with and races to work towards. I’d recommend you join your local Triathlon Club. As I’ve moved around a little, I’ve been a member of Darwin, Newcastle, Central Coast Triathlon Club and now I’m in the Performance Tri Club in Canberra. The Clubs always look after new Members and there are always programs for beginners.

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