Elites At Christmas

Do elites train on Christmas day or are they tucking into a full roast? We discovered their festive plans and party secrets.

Posted: 14 December 2010
by Michael Donlevy

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Jenny Fletcher

What are your plans for Christmas and New Year?

Family and more family in Canada. It usually includes eating, playing games and catching up. It's very laid-back!
Will you be training on Christmas Day?

Maybe. Definitely swimming. The rest of the time I'll be out rolling around in the snow - kidding - maybe I'll get some horseriding in.
Do you have any races lined up?

Nope. I'm just enjoying the off-season. Although if there is a local race, my dad would know about it and would want to do it with the family. I do have next year already planned out though... now I'm getting ahead of myself.
What's your biggest indulgence?

Peanut butter. Oh, and pumpkin pie, and stuffing... I can't get enough.
What's your favourite party game?

Board games in general. I really like this one called Trains. I know I sound totally crazy. It's the simple things at Christmas that I love. Laughing, playing games, a cup of hot chocolate and just chilling.
What tipple of choice will you allow yourself? And why?

I'm a wine drinker, but nobody in my family drinks, so it looks as if I'm going to enjoy a glass of wine it will be hiding in the broom closet with the lights out. Closet drinker.
What's your dream present?

My dream present to myself would be to win a big race in only my second year as a pro. To stand on the podium. That would be amazing.

Fletcher won the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in 2009. She turned pro in 2010

Picture credit: Chris Gordon/ Getty Images

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