Tifosi’s call for entries to become an ambassador for some of our brands was met with great enthusiasm and hundreds of applicants. Tifosi was thrilled to announce the final list of 29 ambassadors in April, and now it is our pleasure to introduce you to the guys and girls who represent Tifosi’s brands when they compete in numerous events across the country and abroad.
In this article, as a part of a series about our new ambassadors, we introduce Audrey Seale.
What is your favourite sport?
What do you love most about your choice of sport?
I love that it’s not one sport, but three – run, bike and swim – rolled into one sport called triathlon. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as simple as run, bike and swim – it’s much more complex than that. It takes time, effort and a good programme to train each discipline so that there’s energy and recovery for the next session.
When did you start participating in this sport and what made you get into it?
I was a smoker, drinker and party animal for most of my youth. On New Year’s Eve of 2010, I ran my first 10km race, which almost broke me, but after that I was hooked and it was the start of my sporting journey. In 2011 I conquered my water-phobia and went on to race in the East London 70.3 Ironman in 2012 (in the same water where I almost drowned 17 years earlier), followed by the full SA Ironman 2012. Triathlon taught me self-belief and that anything is possible.
What is your favourite piece of Compressport apparel and why do you use it?
I would have to say the calf and quad guards are one of my favourite items, simply because of the recovery benefits after a long or hard session. The quality of Compressport products is outstanding, and I must say that I’m really enjoying the bright and playful colours. Compressport visors are the best visors I have ever used.
How do you stay motivated – especially during the winter and over holidays?
Oh, that’s easy. You give up your corporate career to live the life you want. I am now a triathlon coach living my dream and staying motivated by all my inspiring athletes who I train with throughout the year.
What advice would you give someone who has just started their fitness journey?
The hardest part is to start. It takes patience, self-belief and dedication. You are only human, so there will be times that you want to throw in the towel, but just hang in there, it does get easier and you will see results… not only in race times, but in your life. It’s a life-changing journey. My strongest advice is to get a coach who is hands-on, caring and has a group type of facility, so that you get to mingle with like-minded people.