My name is Zsolt Dallos, I was born in Budapest, Hungary. I am happily married man and a proud dad of one, living our dream on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Before starting my triathlon journey in 2014, I used compete in dragon boating and kayaking at an Olympic level, this was my passion and a sport that was part of my life since 1992 until my retirement in 2013. In 2008 I was selected in the ‘Surf and Kayak to London 2012’ squad and so I packed up my life in Sydney and headed to Queensland to pursue my dream of competing at the Olympics. Unfortunately I missed selection onto the team, it was at this time I took the opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate my goals and determine if I still had the desire to continue kayaking or if it was time to do something different.
Triathlon was an easy choice! I loved riding, running was part of my daily life and a requirement of being a professional lifeguard, and swimming was given. I just had to put the three disciplines together. It has been an incredible journey since I started 2 years ago, I take pride in the fact that I have finished every race on or close to the podium, which gives me plenty of confidence for future challenges in years to come!
- Hervey Bay 100 2016 (35-39 age group)- 1st
- Noosa Triathlon 2016 (35-39 age group)- 5th
- Ironman 70.3 Budapest 2016 (35-39 age group) – 14th
- Mooloolaba Triathlon 2016 (35-39 age group)— 2nd
- Kingscliff Triathlon/QLD State Championships 2016 (35-39 age group) – 1st
- Trex Offroad Triathlon/QLD State Championships 2016 (35-39 age group) – 2nd
- Gatorade QLD Triathlon series overall 3rd 2015-16 (35-39 age group) – 3x 2nd, 2x 3rd
- Gatorade QLD Triathlon series overall winner 2014-15 (90-99kg) – 4 race wins, 2x 3rd
- State and National Kayak titles in Australia 2001-2013
- National Emerging Kayak Team member 2010
- State and National Dragon boat titles 2007
- World Dragon Boat Championships 2007 – 4th Open Men 200m
- State and National Kayak titles in Hungary 1992-2000
Race Report – Hervey Bay 100
Sunday is race day, my challenge, the tough Hervey Bay 100, it’s a National Long Course Qualifying Race consisting of Swim 2km – Ride 80km – Run 18km.
The race started with a very windy, choppy and long swim, I was happy how it went considering the conditions. Onto the bike and I had a flying start and I was feeling good, it was overcast and windy still it was a great course, apart from the off road section due to roadworks with that came many punctures and a ‘no passing’ zone. I had to time it perfect to not lose time there but I still did, I got caught behind slower riders, but it was needed due to safety! Onto the run with fresh legs, that didn’t last though! It was a battle when the sun came out and it was sufferinparadise! I managed to hang in there, grind my way to the top of the podium and claimed 1st place! So super happy collecting my bling with my biggest motivation, my son Zaiden.
Thank You again to xtreme carbon, Nutrition Warehouse, Cyclezone, Wellsure Health, Vorgee, @fithabit_nutrition and Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy for your ongoing support you guys rock!
Race Report- Mooloolaba Triathlon
Mooloolaba triathlon done for another year, a very tough race, but was lucky enough to get on the Dias at third place that I’m super happy with! Congrats to Brad Dalrymple for an amazing race claiming victory and also to Peter Court for his second place! Well done lads! Thank you to Xtreme Carbon for giving me the chance to be an ambassador for their awesome wheels! Cheers Brad and Tracey! A shout out to Nutrition Warehouse Wellsure Health, Cyclezone, Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy, Toby Coote for helping me and my gear to be in great shape! Also like to thank to Vorgee, Fusion Multisport, Infinit Nutrition Oz Trilogy Cycles for their involvement with where I’m today! Bigger and better things to come, so strap yourself in!
Race Report- QTS Raby Bay
Took second place today behind the super fish Peter Court and in front of biking and running gun Robert Cordle at the Queensland Triathlon Series in Raby Bay. It was a good lead up race to Mooloolaba Tri in a few weeks, but after a hard training week I was on heavy legs. I had a reasonable swim coming out of the water in 5th, the bike felt fast thanks to my xtreme carbon wheels, but due to flat legs I ended the bike leg with the 3rd fastest time. During the run I thought I’d pull my finger out and came home with the 3rd fastest time and secured my spot on the podium. So overall, a good hit out! It was a very well organised event again by The Event Crew!!! Thank you to Nutrition Warehouse, Cyclezone, Wellsure Health, Fusion Multisport, Vorgee, Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy, fithabit_nutrition and last but certainly not least xtreme carbon for your ongoing support! Bring on Mooloolaba
Race Report- Hell of the West
Dust settled, body is in recovery mode, so let me tell you how Hell of the West unfolded. The swim started in the dark at 5:05am, the leg was a bit over 2km and I was out of the river in 9th position in my age group. The ride was windy and on rough country roads, I made up good time, posting fastest split in the category, that felt good! Off the bike and onto the running, it was hot and there were three laps ahead of me. The first one felt good, holding steady pace. On the second lap my hammy’s got tight and couldn’t shake it, so time dropped off but I kept hanging in there. Super happy with my silver behind Scotty Farrell, congrats on your win Scotty! Thanks to Scody for the $80 voucher for my troubles, hoping to use it for the National Team Uniform and compete in Canada at the World Championship later in the year! Thanks for your ongoing support Nutrition Warehouse Cyclezone Wellsure Health Fusion Multisport, fithabit_nutrition, Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy and of course xtreme carbon for the amazing aero wheels.
Race Report- QTS National Sprint Championships, Robina
First race of 2017 is done, and I’m very happy with how it turned out. Taking out 3rd in the National Sprint Championships 35-39 Age group! Claiming the fastest bike leg in the age group and 3rd overall makes me very proud and being able to run off that with a 3:42/km pace for 5km is a great feeling. Even my swim was ok, 8th in my category so not too shabby! I felt good in every discipline and considering that I haven’t done much speed work due to focusing on long distance Nationals in a couple of weeks, it’s even more satisfying to get a Championship medal today with only 40seconds between first and me in third place.
I would like to thank Toby Coote and Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy for pushing me at training sessions and of course my supporters, Nutrition Warehouse Wellsure Health, Cyclezone, Fusion Multisport, fithabit_nutrition and a massive thank you to xtreme carbon for giving me these super-fast wheels! Another great event by The Event Crew!
- Hervey Bay 100- Queensland, Australia 13th November 2016
- QTS Robina- Queensland, Australia 22nd January 2017
- Hell of the West- Queensland, Australia 5th February 2017
- Trex X-Tri- Queensland, Australia 11th February 2017
- QTS Raby Bay- Queensland, Australia 26th February 2017
- Mooloolaba Tri- Queensland, Australia 12th March 2017
- Kingscliff Tri- Queensland, Australia 26th March 2017
- Moreton Bay Tri- Queensland, Australia 23rd April 2017
My name is Erin Doyle and I live in Newcastle, NSW. I share my life with my very supportive partner, Warwick, a very passionate triathlete and dedicated coach. Three years ago I had never done a triathlon. I was overwhelmed by the complexity of the sport and felt intimidated by the swimming component. Having grown up on a farm in the Upper Hunter Valley, I was very nervous and inexperienced about swimming in the ocean. My work as an occupational therapist, helping people after traumatic injuries made me hesitant about riding out on the open road.
Challenged by my sister, I finally committed to doing a triathlon in late 2014. I was living in Orange and it was a chilly 9 degrees. I swam in the cold, dark lake in an old surfing wetsuit. I rode my mountain bike in the pouring rain. When I ran through the finish chute, however, I was elated. Despite the awful conditions, I absolutely loved the whole triathlon experience. I felt totally alive and I was very proud of myself. It was this experience that ignited my passion for triathlon. Little did I know, that triathlon would very quickly change my life.
I found someone willing to coach me and started training. I learnt how to clip my feet onto the bike pedals and started swimming in a squad, something that I had always longed to do. I felt a great sense of fit being part of the triathlon community. One evening after less than 3 months of training, my coach asked me about my goals for triathlon. Without hesitation, I declared that I wanted to wear the green and gold and represent my country. I was surprised when he asked me when I wanted to qualify for the World Championships. That night I went home and registered for all the races that would help you qualify. In my first qualifying race, I got disqualified for not completing the correct number of laps on the bike. I was devastated. With a determination to achieve my goal, I trained hard and in subsequent races I achieved age group places and even won my age group in one race. In less than six months, I had been selected for the Australian Triathlon Team for 2014.
I relocated to Newcastle to have the support of my family and accepted a part time job allowing me to do what I love and focus on triathlon. Two years later, I have represented Australia at the 2014 and 2015 World Triathlon Championships as well as the World Duathlon Championships where I placed 8th in the World. When I race within Australia now, I routinely place in the top 2 or 3 females outright, in short course, triathlon races. I am currently training for long course triathlon and will be racing my first Half distance triathlon later this season. Due to my passion for the sport, I am actively involved in the triathlon community in the Hunter region. I am the Secretary of the Newcastle Triathlon Club and the Hunter Interclub Triathlon Series. I have just started coaching too so that I can help others enjoy the sport too. I am loving all that I do.
- Forster (Elite Energy) Olympic Race October 2016 – 2nd Place Female overall
- Forster (Elite Energy) Sprint Race October 2015 – 2nd Place Female overall
- Wyong (Elite Energy) Sprint Race November 2015 – 2nd Place Female overall
- Husky (Elite Energy) Sprint Race February 2016 – 1st in 30-34 Age group
- Sparke Helmore Sprint Race (Newcastle) March 2016 – 2nd Place Female overall
- Hunter Interclub Triathlon Series – 2nd Place Female overall
- Crowdy Head, NSW January 2016 – 2nd Place Female overall
- ITU Age Group World Duathlon Championships, Short Course Race October 2015 – 8th in the World
- NSW Sprint Qualifying Race Sydney, NSW: December 2014 – 1st in 30-34 Age group
- ACT Sprint Qualifying Race Canberra, NSW: January 2015 – 2nd in 30-34 Age group
- Crowdy Head, NSW: January 2015 – 1st Place Female overall
- Elite Energy Olympic Distance State Cup Orange February 2015 – 1st in 30-34 Age group
- Tasmania Olympic Distance Qualifier Devonport, TAS: February 2015 – 2nd in 30-34 Age group
- Australian National Triathlon Championships 2015: Olympic Distance Wollongong, NSW: March 2015 – 6th in 30-35 Age group
- Qld Sprint Qualifying Race – Redcliffe, NSW: April 2015 – 2nd in 30-34 Age group
- ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships 2014 Edmonton, Canada: September 2014 Olympic Distance (30-34 Age group) – 24th in the World; 3rd Australian athlete.
- Australian National Duathlon Championships 2014: Standard Distance Adelaide, SA: October 2014 – 2nd in 30-34 year old age group
- Australian National Triathlon Championships 2014: Olympic Distance Australian National Sprint Distance Champion 2014/215 Devonport, TAS: February 2014- 6th in 30-35 Age group
- NSW Olympic Qualifying Race 2014 Wollongong, NSW: March 2014 – 1st in 25-29 year old age group
- NSW Elite Energy Series: 2013/2014 Olympic Distance 25-29 Age group – Age Group Champion
- Australian Triathlon President’s Team 2014
- Wyong (Elite Energy) Club Distance- 13th November 2016
- Hunter Inter Triathlon Club Race (Hosted by Newcastle Tri Club) – 20th November 2016
- Hunter Inter Triathlon Club Race (Hosted by Singleton Tri Club)- 4th December 2016
- Crowdy Head (Forster Triathlon Club)- 29th January 2017
- Husky (Elite Energy) Long Course Race- 19th February 2017
- NSW State Olympic Distance Championships Coffs Harbour -5th March 2017
- Port Macquarie (Ironman) 70.3 -7th May 2017
- Port Stephens Olympic Distance Triathlon -20th May 2017
My name is Emily Donker, I’m a keen triathlete and runner from Queensland Australia. I love to train and I love to race and always strive to achieve good results when competing.
Before my first triathlon race; an Olympic Distance event at Kingscliff in September 2010, I remember wondering what the hell I had signed up for! But soon enough I was hooked. I’m far from a ‘natural’ triathlete. It took me a couple of races to get through transition smoothly and unscathed, and I’ve made the highlights reel a few times… unfortunately for the wrong reasons! But, over the past 6 years I’ve worked hard and continued to have fun racing, and have been fortunate enough to travel to some fantastic race destinations and enjoy some success along the way.
Triathlon is much more than a sport – it’s a lifestyle, and I’m so grateful for the many fantastic experiences and memories that I’ve been able to share with my friends and my boyfriend since getting involved in the sport. I don’t know how I would spend my days without chlorine-enriched hair, weekend long rides, running on tired legs, and the nervous thrill of race day.
I set high standards for myself, and want to continue bettering my own performance and being competitive amongst the Open age group females. I love traveling to race destinations and exploring on the run and on my bike, and am looking forward to much more of this in 2017.
- QTS Robina Sprint Triathlon -Australian Champion – 1st (AG) – 3rd Female
- Hell of the West Long Course Triathlon – Australian Champion – 2nd (AG) – 2nd Female
- Lake Wanaka Half -4th (AG) – 6th Female
- Mooloolaba Triathlon – 6th
- SMH Half Marathon Sydney – 4th
- Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest 10km – 2nd
- City2South Brisbane – 5th
- Ipswich Park2Park – 1st
- City2Surf Sydney – 19th
- Sunshine Coast Half Marathon – 2nd
- Hell of the West Long Course Triathlon -1st (AG) – 3rd Female
- Mooloolaba Triathlon – 4th (Open Female)
- SMH Half Marathon Sydney – 9th
- Noosa Ultimate Sports Fest 10km – 3rd
- Fiji International Long Course Triathlon – 1st
- Lake Manchester Trail Run 10km – 1st
- Melbourne Marathon – 9th
- Noosa Triathlon – 7th (Open Female)
- Hell of the West Long Course Triathlon – 1st (AG) – 3rd Female
- Mooloolaba Triathlon – 3rd (Open Female)
- SMH Half Marathon Sydney – 11th
- Noosa Triathlon – 8th (Open Female)
- Bribie Triathlon- Queensland, Australia 5th March 2017
- Mooloolaba Triathlon-Queensland, Australia 12th March 17
- More races to be confirmed