WITSUP is excited to be on the ground at Challenge Roth again this year, and for the first time, we are bringing you a Witsup Challenge Roth Super Podcast featuring Laura Siddall, Yvonne Van Vlerken, Ruth Brennan Morrey, Daniela Ryf, Steph Corker, Heather Wurtele and Belinda Granger!
* We were set up in the Erdinger Beer Garden, so please excuse some of the background noise … although we think it adds to the experience.
Ash is a badass competitor on the race course, and all kinds of lovely off it. We would gladly sip a brew* with Ash any day.
I actually spoke to Ash Gentle a few weeks ago while she was staying at the Australian Institute of Sport for a training camp which included some nutritional strategy testing – so we start our chat there, and follow that up with things like the influence her family has had on her, her inability to remember movie titles, references or quotes, and her dream of maybe one day owning a cafe.
* Speaking of brews, we mention Ash’s boyfriend, Josh Amberger’s small coffee roasting business that he co-owns with Dan Wilson. Here it is: www.skullduggerycoffee.com (not a paid endorsement – we just love coffee)
You all know this guest as the Warrior Princess. AKA. Xena … Yes, she is one of the most successful long distance triathletes in the world, but, I’m guessing that there’s plenty that you don’t know about Caroline ‘Xena’ Steffen.
I bet you didn’t know that she used to do inline skating? OR, that she crashed a couple’s honeymoon in Sydney when she was younger. OR, that she loves a good mixed tape.
BREAKING NEWS! Our third guest is … NOT PREGNANT!
Annabel ‘Bella’ Luxford joins us for a glass of wine and a chat which goes on so many tangents, we don’t even know where to start describing this episode.
Topics include things like clumsiness, tree climbing, dentists, wombats and weather channel watching. It’s fair to say, we had a great time chatting to this multiple half iron-distance champion.
She’s the three time Ironman Cairns champ, who has also finished third twice at the Ironman World Championship – we welcome Liz Blatchford to our second WITSUP podcast. We chat with Liz about her current state of play – which is the 25th week of pregnancy (although now 30 weeks at the time of publishing), where her competitive streak comes from, marine biology, and much more.
Find out more about one of our favourite people on the planet – the person we call the hippy trapped in the triathlete’s body!
Pretty excited to welcome a three time Ironman World Champion to our very first WITSUP podcast. Mirinda ‘Rinny’ Carfrae has some big news to share, plus, we talk about her growing up, her family, and that moment she knew that triathlon was for her.
Please excuse the sound quality for our first couple of episodes as it was a steep learning curve, but hope to improve quickly. The good news is that Rinny’s sound is much better than ours, and it’s her voice you really want to hear.