ERDINGER Athlete of the Month – May 2017. And the winner is…
As we approach the end of June, it is time for us to reveal who we have selected as our ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Athlete of the Month for May 2017. Last months winner was Jacqui Phillips. Read on to see who is next!
As we’ve said from the outset, picking a winner for this award can be based upon a range of factors including (but not limited to!):
- Outstanding performance at one race,
- Consistent performances over a number of events,
- Recognition of an athlete’s efforts over many months, years…or even decades in some cases!
- Overcoming setbacks, challenges or obstacles.
Many thanks to those of you who have been in touch with your nominations (and please, keep them coming!). We feel we have a picked a very deserving athlete once again.
2017 so far: MARCH 2017 | APRIL 2017
Please do continue to keep your nominations coming in through the year, it really is appreciated and they are all reviewed.
Read on to find out this months winner…
May 2017: Brian Fogarty
Racing doesn’t get much tougher than IRONMAN Lanzarote. Our winner for May, Brian Fogarty, produced a stunning performance in the Canary Islands and finished up as not just winner in his Age-Group, but the fastest Age-Group athlete of the day, finishing 11th overall, including the professional athletes.
His 4:58:03 bike split was the sixth fastest overall on the day, backed up with a 3:15:18 marathon which brought him to the finish in 9:22:57 – in some of the most brutal conditions for many years. A stunning performance from an athlete who is performing at the highest levels while balancing his work in the insurance industry.
Brian’s year has been more than just Lanzarote however, winning the 30-34 division at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai in January, winning several time trial events and also the Horwich Triathlon by a full six minutes. Look out for him soon at IRONMAN UK in Bolton. On ‘home’ turf, he finished seventh overall last year – and will be looking to go faster again this time around.
As well as a fine athlete, Brian is also highly respected by athletes of all levels, as reflected by this comment we received in a nomination for this award:
“Not only is Brian a superb athlete but he is one of the most grounded and down to earth blokes you could love to meet. Even while leading the age group race he still could be seen cheering on other athletes encouraging them on the course.”
A worthy winner from an already accomplished athlete for who we feel the best is still to come.
We are delighted to make Brian Fogarty our ERDINGER Alkoholfrei AOTM for May 2017. Brian will also receive these great prizes courtesy of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei:
- 1 x 24 case ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Cans
- 2 x Water Bottles
- 1 x Rucksack
- 1 x Visor
- 1 x Multifunctional Scarf
- 1 x Small Towel
Help us find the Athlete of the Month for June 2017! – #AOTM
We want YOU to help us identify an Athlete of the Month candidate each month through 2017!
Perhaps you have got a friend, rival or club-mate who you feels deserves recognition for their efforts – as well as some tasty cans of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei plus some great prizes? The criteria is up to you – they may be the fastest, have recovered from injury, have sacrificed their own performances from others, shown consistency… anything you think is worthy of recognition!
How can I nominate someone?
Simple – two really easy options:
- Simply email [email protected] with who you would like to see recognised and a brief note on why, or,
- If you are on Twitter, use the hastag #AOTM and tweet us @tri247 and let us know when you have seen a noteworthy performance, or have someone you would like us to recognise!