2XU Local Legend
When and why did you first encounter 2XU?
Two years ago when I started training again for the first time in a few years. I needed to kit myself out for an upcoming triathlon.
What was your first purchase?
My first purchase was a 2XU Triathlon Short and Top to compete in the Geelong Olympic Distance triathlon.
What was your feedback to the garment?
It was incredibly comfortable. I was a little concerned about the lack of padding in the Shorts for the bike ride, however my experience was the exact opposite. The whole outfit performed incredibly. The Shorts and Top were a dream! I was able to store just the right amount of nutrition and was completely comfortable throughout the event.
When did you first set yourself a sporting goal to achieve, and why?
I set a goal to get fit and healthy again. I set this goal not long after landing a new job, which allowed more time for me to incorporate some training in late 2012.
What role did 2XU play in this journey?
Having seen the development of 2XU from the sidelines, I was keen to get some quality gear that wasn’t going to take from my training, but enhance it and make me feel fast (sometimes faster than I was). 2XU served as a great motivating factor, pushing me hard to do the gear justice and get myself to a physical level of fitness that I could be proud of where I had come from.
What is your advice to others considering a challenge like this?
Take your time to train at a pace that is suited to you and your needs. Leave the ego at home and try not to get too caught up with what others are doing next to you.
What is yur favourite 2XU piece of apparel?
2XU Visor. This is invaluable to me for my running. I clip my iPod nano on the back of it so I can listen to my music and keeps the sun out of my eyes and sweat too.
Why do you choose 2XU?
Comfort and performance.
What is next for you on the sporting horizon?
Challenge Melbourne is next for me.