In a nutshell the best word to describe Ally is super.
Super star at Currumbin RSL going above and beyond ensuring outstanding events for everyone.
Super wife super mum to three children.
Super athlete training twenty four hours per week so that she can compete in triathlons and Iron Women events.
Ally has always been a runner and grew up playing softball and baseball. She competed in her first triathlon four years ago just for fun with a friend who was a professional athlete and has been hooked ever since!
Ally competes in local events including the Gold Coast Marathon, Gold Coast Half Marathon and the Kingscliff ‘Sprint’ which for mere mortals is actually nothing like a 100 metre sprint. It’s a ‘simple’ 750 metre swim, followed by an ‘easy’ 20 kilometre bike race and ends with a ‘short’ 5 kilometre run. In comparison, the length of an Olympic triathlon is a 1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre bike race and finishes with a 10 kilometre run and Ally competes in these too.
All the training definitely pays off as she’s just getting fitter and faster. Ally smashed her PB by a whopping 15 minutes at the Mooloolaba triathlon last year which was the Olympic distance. It was her first time finishing in under 3 hours.
Interstate events are also on Ally’s list, running the City to Surf last month in the freezing cold in Sydney.
Apart from competing in races, Ally has a goal to get a time trial bike. They cost about $6,000 brand new or $3-4000 second hand so she’s saving towards that, but putting other’s needs first, Ally has also raised funds for Cams Cause – Commando for Life.
Super Ally has been wearing her invisible cape at Currumbin RSL for 8 years working mostly in Functions and if you’re lucky enough you’ll also see her big smile at Reception – you won’t see her this weekend though as she’s competing in the Ironman 70.3 in Mooloolaba. Yes that’s a 1.8 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre ride and 21.1 kilometre run. Ally’s ambition is to run the full Iron Man race which is double the distance of her Mooloolaba race this weekend. We know she’ll make it!
Check out some of her gorgeous and proud support team below. One of Ally’s daughters ran alongside her up and down a very steep hill keeping Ally company at the Ironman 70.3 in Mooloolaba and is always there to give high five’s to other competitors!
Go Super Ally, go!!
Blog by Carmen Mudie
Monday 9 September Update: Super Ally finished the Ironman 70.3 yesterday and beat her PB by 36 minutes, even with a bike mishap when her chain fell off her bike (probably because she was riding so fast her bike couldn’t keep up with her speed!). Well done Ally 🙂