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Women in Triathlon Webinar: Balancing Life & Triathlon

Triathlon Victoria is pleased to announce its next Women in Triathlon Business Networking Webinar.

Our second webinar will focus on finding the balance between life and triathlon. Maintaining balance contributes to success and happiness. However, it isn’t always easy to maintain balance in life, with daily decisions made (both personal and professional) often impacting upon our physical and mental wellbeing.

Our panel of speakers will discuss some of the stigmas attached to combining careers, family and other life commitments and providing insights and strategies around managing everyday demands.

If you missed our first session on gender equity and triathlon, catch up here.

Date:  Thursday, October 29 2020
Time:  12:30  pm (AEST)


Speaker panel includes:

Dimity Gannon

Community Health and Wellbeing Manager at Western Bulldogs

Triathlon has been an integral part of Dimity’s life since moving to Melbourne from regional Victoria at the age of 17. Dimity has been a member of two Victorian clubs where she has competed in numerous local races as well as coached. In 2012, Dimity qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii, a life-long dream. Outside of triathlon, Dimity is a proud Mum and works in a Community Health and Wellbeing capacity for the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, where she is fortunate to be able to live her passion for improving health and quality of life through sport.

Vanessa Murray

Production Coordinator at Department of Transport

Vanessa is a former-professional triathlete from New Zealand who first started racing in 2009 and made her IRONMAN debut at Kona 4 years later. A regular age-grouper, in 2019 Vanessa finished every race on the podium including a win at IRONMAN Cairns 70.3. With a professional career in business and marketing, Vanessa has worked for 2XU, Les Mills (NZ), Repco and now the Department of Transport. She has also spent time as a triathlon coach.

Melissa Urie

Mental Health Nurse and Ultra Endurance Athlete

Melissa has been a mental health nurse for 15 years and has been competing in triathlons for almost the same amount of time. Her career highlights include six IRONMAN events, multiple ultra-runs both on and off-road, three Ultramans. Melissa is only the second woman to complete Epic 5 and last year became the first woman to attempt, and complete, the Uberman triathlon.

Gowing up, Melissa would not have described herself as a sporty kid. She found sport after university when she decided to start focusing more on her health and fitness. Melissa has a strong passion for inspiring people to define their own level of success and take steps to achieve their dreams.

Triathlon Victoria is committed to developing rewarding opportunities to support the growth of women and girls in our sport, and we’re proud to be steering the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game initiative for multisport and provide more opportunities to women and girls to progress in our sport at all levels. To learn more or to get involved with our Women in Triathlon Network and understand more about what we’re doing to support future leaders, please visit our Woman in Triathlon Hub.

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