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Athlete Profile – Bernadette Dornom

Athlete Profile – Bernadette Dornom

Today’s Athlete Profile is on Bernadette Dornom. Bernadette has competed in Adventurethon before and knows what she is ‘in for’. With a wealth of off road and racing experience to draw upon Bernadette looks set to make a cracking pace in the Ultra Adventurethon in Anglesea Decmber 5th. We can’t wait to see all the amazing women competing at Adventurethon Anglesea this year.

runHave you competed in Adventurethon before – which one? Yes won the adventurethon townsville in 2013
Have you always been active? I love a challenge and have always done anything and everything and lots of it. more seriously into triathlons and adventure racing past few years
Why Adventurethon? It has a great range of events in some awesome locations. looking forward to one in my home state. joel does a great job with promoting the sport especially lifting female profile.
Tell us about why do you do off road events. I love that fact that everyone it out there tackling the course together before you race each other. it also takes you to some amazing locations, racing in such beautiful surrounds. It’s also always just that little bit more unpredictable than on road events
Where do you feel your strengths lie? I think the longer the event goes and the more sports are involved the better. I do always like to run though.
Who inspires you to push yourself? Well always pushing to beat my twin sister so that’s some pretty good motivation there.
ironmanWhere do you live and play? Live and play in Melbourne and wherever i can find fun.
How important is your support crew to achieving your goals?  My coach is invaluable support as are training partners and friends. can be hard finding support crew who aren’t also racing.
What does your race day breakfast look like? muesli, banana yoghurt and a little gatorade or juice. often a muesli bar leading up to the race before the gels and race food begins.
What’s the one piece of equipment that goes with you to every race and why? hmm – not so superstitious with gear but boy there can sure be a lot of gear when the sports add up.
What piece of advice would you give someone attempting their first Adventurethon? enjoy it and appreciate the surrounds and people around you. Race day is about celebrating the training and work you have done to get there (and motivating you to do it again)
bikeWhat is the best thing about being a woman in sport?
The friendships, fun and fitness that anyone gets from sport is amazing and exhilarating. why let the boys have all the fun. There tends to be a smaller female field but it is good to see it growing and becoming more competitive amongst ourselves but also against the boys.

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