PRO SQUAD

Name: Heidi Mcternan

 

Date of Birth: 02.03.73
Years Running: 10
Joined Squad: 2005
Height: 173cm
Weight: 57kg

Major Achievements:
National Beach Sprint Finalist 2002
Selection in Country Women’s Representative Open Touch Football Team.

Major Goals: 
Get back to good fitness level, and start competing and be competitive.

Sport Career Highlights:
Stawell women’s 400 Winner - 2006.
Temora Womens Gift winner 2002
Bay Sheffield Gift 3rd 2001

 

Sporting Heroes:
Cathy Freeman. Roger Federer.

Interests:
Athletics, and Touch Football

Favourites:
Music: Coldplay,
Movies: Most comedy movies
Foods: Italian, Fresh fruit, Chocolate

Work/Study:
Mum

Interesting Facts:
I have two beautiful twin daughters Ruby and Abby born in 2008.


Name: Spencer Cox 

 

Date of Birth: 13/11/77
Years Running: 17yrs on and off
Joined Squad: 2007
Height:  177cm
Weight: 75kg

Personal Bests:
100m – 10.96e – Sep 2001 ANQ Championships, Townsville
200m - 22.50e Homebush Allcomers Mar 2009, Sydney.
400m – 51.19e – Glendale 2002   

Season Progression:
Events- 100m  200m  
2009     11.18  22.50
2008     11.47  23.02
2007     INJURED
2006     11.29  22.62
2005     11.14  22.84

Major Achievements: 
Oceania Selection – Australia  100m 2004

Major Goals:
10.85e 100m, 21.95e 200m, Win a Gift before I hang up the boots

Sport Career Highlights: 
ANQ Champion 100m 2001,
2nd Hector Hogan 100yds ANQ Townsville 2001.
 Oceania Selection – Australia  100m 2004

 

Sporting Heroes:
Jesse Owens, Michael Johnson, Michael Jordan, Tom Platz, Casey Viator,
 Ed Coan and Vasily Alexeev

Interests: 
Playing guitar and drums, Speed and strength training articles, Project management, Defence, Native Title, Space travel and exploration, Physics and Cosmology,

Favourites:
Music: Heavy Metal, RnB,  Any music I can learn to play on guitar, Remixes eg Travis Barker,
Movies: Horror.
Foods: Any Roast, Salmon, Prawns, crayfish, Kup Murri (underground oven)

Work/Study: 
Defence – Air Force, B Arts – CQU, Grad. Dip Mgmt – CQU, Grad. Cert. Proj. Mgmt – UTS Looking at Engineering courses at the moment.

Interesting Facts:
Great Grandfather on my Dad’s side (Albert J Cox) has a saddle made by him in the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach, Qld. He made the first horse saddle in Australia, but didn’t patent the design, which is why I still have to work!!

My grandfather was a gunner in the Army in WW2. He was stationed at Borneo.

My Mum is PNG / Torres Strait Islander. We have family land in PNG around the coastal town of Kerema.


Name: Damien McTernan

 

Date of Birth:  04/01/75
Years Running: First Professional run was in 1990, so19 years with a few breaks
Joined Squad: Officially 1997 but have been running with Tony since I was a kid.
Height: 173cm,
Weight: 77kg at the moment, but ideal racing weight 74kg

Major Achievements:
Creating twin girls

Major Goals: 
Regain fitness while helping out the rest of FTS.  After a couple of years out of the sport on family duties I am working to get back to my former levels

Sport Career Highlights:
Twice finalist in Stawell 400m Backmarkers
Twice finalist in Bay Sheffield 70m Sprint
Five time semi finalist in Stawell Gift
Winner of Gilgandra Gift, Temora 300m, and quite a few 70m races around NSW
Lots and lots of finals and placings

Sporting Heroes:   
Steve Waugh, Lance Armstrong, Brice Johnson

 

Interests: 
Spending time with my wife Heidi and babies Abby and Ruby; hanging out with our boxer dog Sonny – the only other bloke in the house; catching up with family and friends

Favourites:
Music: Very eclectic taste, but I can’t take to doof doof of any type.
Movies: Too many to mention.  Snatch, Shawshank Redemption, most things by Tarantino, Chariots of Fire, most things starring Robert De Niro and/or Al Pacino.
Foods: Hot chip sandwiches, sausage rolls and coke.  When I am being healthy  I eat a stir fry.

Work/Study:   
Sales & Marketing Manager

Interesting Facts: 
In the final year of the Botany Bay Gift (then the richest professional race in Australia), I finished equal third in the 120m Plate final.  We were given a 6 minute rest before having a re-run.  It was just the two of us in the re-run, and the ground was packed.  We tied again in the re-run!  The officials had no time left in the program for a 3rd run to decide 3rd place, so made us split the prize money.  It may only have been for 3rd place, but I would have kept fighting for it all day.  It was very exciting and the atmosphere was electric.  Good sporting memories don’t always involving winning.


Name: Amanda Cole 

 

Date of Birth: 14 Feb 82
Years Running: 4
Joined Squad: Mid 2006

Season Progression:
Events

2008/2009

Wangaratta 120m Women’s /
Vets 1st
Wangaratta 400m Women’s 2nd
Lithgow 200m 2nd
Other finals: Macksville Women’s 120m, Keilor Women’s 120m / 400m

2007/ 2008

Macksville 120m Women’s 2nd
Lambton 120m Women’s Gift 1st
Other finals Macksville Open 300m, Blacktown Women’s 120m, Lambton Open 300m, Maryborough Women 400m

2006/ 2007

Gilgandra Open 300m 2nd
Other finals Gilgandra 120m women’s, Queanbeyan Women’s 120m, Queanbeyan open 300m

2005/2006

Gilgandra Women’s 120m 1st, Gilgandra Open 300m 2nd
Other finals: Temora women are 120m, Temora open skins, Queanbeyan Novice/ Vets. Queanbeyan Open 300m

 

Major achievements:  
Winning my home town gift - Lambton

Major goals: 
To have a sash (1st place pro running) from all states we travel to. (NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, QLD). 2 down 3 to go

Sport Career Highlights:  
Winning my home town gift - Lambton

Sporting Heroes:   
Lance Armstrong, Lane Beachley and Emma Snowsill

Interests:
The beach, love the beach.

Favourites:
Music: I listen to all sorts, JJJ, Top 40 and coastal chill
Movie: My favourite movies are comedies and chick flicks
Foods: I love Mexican and mum’s roast

Work/Study:
Work – Advantage Recruitment – Permanent Recruiter
Study – Bachelor of Business, Cert III & IV in Fitness

Interesting Facts:   
Green is my favourite colour


Name: Michael Blenman

 

Date of Birth: 29 Nov 83
Years Running: 8 months
Joined Squad: 2008

Sport Career Highlights:  
Winning 2 premierships with Scone and Aberdeen Football Clubs. Also running at Stawell this year was awesome.

Sporting Heroes:   
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ben Johnson, Danny Green

Height:
187cm

 

 

 

Weight: 97kg

 

 

 

 

Favourites:
Music: Guns n Roses, Disturbed, Phil Collins, Bon Jovi, Jethro Tull.
Movies: Transformers, Super Troopers, 2 Hands, Batman
Food: Meat and milk. I spend more money on food than anything else!

Work/Study:
Work/Study: Plant mechanic for Emeco.

Interesting Facts:   
Interesting Facts: On average I drink around 11litres of milk a week. I love beef, chicken and roo. I cant live without chicken! Not really interesting but hey, a few years ago I was at a Robbie Williams concert in Paris and I swear at one stage he actually looked at me!

 
 

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