Smurf & Smurfette Tri

Ironman Cairns Special - Emma and Colin Leeson

June 05, 2021 Smurf & Smurfette Season 3 Episode 69
Smurf & Smurfette Tri
Ironman Cairns Special - Emma and Colin Leeson
Show Notes

Smurf & Smurfette are endurance sport athletes based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is Ironman Cairns race week, which means for the Smurf & Smurfette Podcast, a week full of podcast episodes with special guests and lots of great advice from local Cairns athletes.

Today we talk with Emma and Colin Leeson. The father daughter duo have been training hard for Ironman Cairns 70.3 with Emma about to finish her first 70.3 and Colin coming along for the ride. Colin has been involved in triathlon since the early 90's as an athlete and also as the Managing Director of TLR Race Wheels. When Emma decided to give Cairns 70.3 a shot, Colin jumped on board to coach, support and complete the event as well. We talk with Emma and Colin about;

  • Colin's background in triathlon
  • The inspiration for Emma to take up triathlon
  • The training in the lead up to Cairns 70.3
  • The nerves and excitement the night before race day
  • The plan for race day and nutrition
  • Those finish line feels and "ugly crying"!!
  • What comes next for Emma and Colin 

And of course - the SUPER SPEEDY SMURF Round!!!

Smurf & Smurfette thanks all of their supporters;

  • OSSEM Cairns on Lake Street - Cairns premier orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic
  • Cruze Coffee on Grafton Street - the best coffee in Cairns!
  • Wyn Racing - go see Luke, Beth and the team at the Wyn and Malo Republic pop up tent at the event expo
  • SFuels - the go to LCHF endurance nutrition product for Smurf & Smurfette
  • Run Like A Girl - supporting women in running

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