Lizzie Welborn

21

YEARS OLD

NSW

NEWPORT SLSC

3rd

2019/2020 SERIES

board

STRENGTH

Stats

Name: Lizzie Welborn
Competitive club: Newport SLSC
Original Club: Bronte SLSC
Best round of 2019/20: Burleigh Round 2 and Bulli Round 3, 2nd
Best series finish: 3rd 2019/20 Iron Series
Aussie Title Results: 2018 U19 Ironwoman - 1st, 2018 U19 Board Race - 1st, 2018 U19 Board Relay - 3rd

Bio

Lizzie Welborn is a 21 year old professional IronWoman from Sydney. She qualified for her first Nutri-Grain Series when she was just 16, making her one of the youngest competitors to ever stand on the starting line. Welborn is now competing in her sixth Nutri-Grain Series, and is fresh off her best performance yet, placing last year in 3rd. Outside of competition, Welborn enjoys coaching nippers and running clinics to help them achieve their own IronMan or IronWoman dreams.


Lizzie, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

9 years old – Mum and Dad made me do it because my school friends were doing it.  I was scared of the waves.

What are your favourite beaches for competition and for fun?

Competition: I love Maroochydore, it is an awesome beach.

Fun: Treachery Beach.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

If you want something bad enough, you can achieve it.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Never be afraid to give those big dreams a go.

What do you think about on the start line?

Taking deep breaths and looking at the water.

Lizzie, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: Definitely making my first series when I was only 16 (that high lasted a long time). Each round I did of that series I improved my results and in the last two rounds I got a 3rd and 2nd. As a 17 year old, this was huge and I was so amazed.

Low: Was probably getting glandular fever during the 2018/19 series. I still got to finish the series which was awesome but having to stop competing was really hard for me.

What do you think about during a race?

I just try and think of what is directly in front of me and not think too far ahead.

What is your go-to meal before a carnival?

Porridge!