Pushys Sponsored Athlete: Jodi Newton

jodi-blue-derby-smallSport: Gravity Enduro Mountain Biking

Bike: Santa Cruz Nomad

About me: I am 40 years old and live in Rockhampton, Qld, where I am employed as a Forest Ranger and live with my husband and two children.  I started riding MTB in 2013 at the age of 36.  My cycling discipline of choice is now Gravity Enduro, but I started out in XC.

How did you get into the sport: In 2013 my husband and I decided to get mountain bikes for something to do.  Not long after that I entered my first local XC race, and I was obsessed/hooked from there.

Hardest thing about the sport: The physical aspect of Gravity Enduro is challenging, as well as trying to conquer my fears on new technical parts of tracks.

jodi-gravity enduro-220515Training week consists of: Four days a week at the gym doing cardio and weights and three days a week mountain biking various distances.

How do you keep motivated: I love riding my bike and enjoy getting the results that come from training and riding well.  Every time I ride I try improve my technique and ride faster.  Every day I think about riding and racing my bike.

Goals/future plans: This year’s plan is to compete in the remainder of the Shimano Enduro Queensland Series, the Shimano Enduro State Championships, Round 4 of the National Gravity Enduro Series in Rockhampton and any other Gravity Enduro races from Townsville to Brisbane I can get to.

Best Ride: My best ride so far was riding Round 2 of the Enduro World Series in Tasmania in April 2017.  Seven hours of riding in the freezing rain and mud.  It was the most challenging race I have ever done but also the most rewarding.

Best Advice: Believe in yourself, work hard & never give up.  Keep getting after it!

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Results:
2017
Rockhampton Gravity Enduro Series (Female Currently 1st)
SEQ Gravity Enduro Series (Elite Female Currently 3rd)
Enduro World Series Rd. 2 (Masters Women 2nd Place)

2016
Rockhampton Gravity Enduro Series (Female 1st Place)
SEQ Gravity Enduro Series (Elite Female 3rd Place)
SEQ Gravity Enduro Championships (Elite Female 4th Place)

2015
Rockhampton Gravity Enduro Series (Female 1st Place)
SEQ Gravity Enduro Series (Veteran Female 1st Place)
SEQ Gravity Enduro Championships (Veteran Female 1st Place)

2014
Rockhampton XC Series (Female 1st Place)

2013
Rockhampton XC Series (Female 1st Place)

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