Who exactly is Ellie Salthouse?

Allow me to introduce myself. I am a 20 year old, professional triathlete from Brisbane, Queensland. I have been doing triathlons for 9 years now and turned professional 4 years ago at 16 years of age. Some would say being a professional athlete is hard work, but I honestly believe that I have the greatest job in the world. In fact, I am currently sitting in China writing this blog as I get ready to race tomorrow.

I live a somewhat nomadic lifestyle, trekking the globe in search of races and, being a summer sport, the sun, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. At the moment, I live half of each year in Brisbane with my family, and the other half at my European training base in Vitoria, Spain. Now tell me I don’t have the world’s best job! Just like any job though, I do put in the hard yards to get where I am. I train 50 hours per week, plus extra time goes into developing my social presence, massage, physio, dietician and numerous other means to ensure I am in peak physical condition round the clock.

A big part of my being at the top of my game is through sponsorship. I have a number of amazing sponsors who support me unconditionally and ensure I have world-class equipment for racing and training. Recently, I have been lucky enough to sign with Adreno Tri and become a part of their great team for this season, and hopefully many more to come. I will be writing regular blogs for them, containing helpful product reviews and triathlon information, all through the eyes of a triathlete. As part of my new sponsorship with Adreno Tri, I have been given a brand new Orca 3.8 wetsuit, which I absolutely love and cannot wait race in. How lucky am I? So, I thought to get the ball rolling, there would be no better way than to show you how to get your wetsuit off quickly into transition during a race. I know a lot of people struggle with this, but I find heaps of wetsuit lube around the ankles and wrists does the trick. Have a watch of the video and remember, like anything, practice makes perfect!

Keep up to date with all of triathlon products at http://www.trishack.com.auand be sure to check back regularly for my blog posts. I am really looking forward to giving you regular insight into everything triathlon.

Ellie xo