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Richard Pattenden

What event are your training for and what is your goal?
Tauranga half, Brecca Wanaka
What it is your motivation for wanting to achieve this?
To prove than an overweight can do it
What is your background and how did you get into your sport?
By accident. I did some riding, entered the blokes tri and went from there
What is your favourite event/or training mission so far?
Rotorau Half Ironman. (favourite event believe it or not)
I hate it because it beats me every time.
What is your favourite training ride/run/kayak/swim etc?
Run and swim in Lake Roto Kohatau
What is your inspiration?
Getting to the end
Who is your biggest fan?
Do you have an inspirational quote that you would like to share?
A previous coach shouted at me once during Wanaka Half, ” You’re never going to beat Roger (another fellow workmate) by walking up that hill.” I always think of this and beating roger.
What is your favourite recovery food?