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HMAS Perth’s LSET Cristy
Hazelman is on course to win
Australia’s inaugural strongest
woman title after setting two national
records at the Western Australian state
LSET Hazelman will put her
strength to the ultimate test against
seven super-strong women at the
Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
on March 15.
“My recent successes and love for
the sport make me believe I can win
the national title,” she said.
LSET Hazelman is confident of
success after winning the state quali-
fier last year, during which she set two
national records in events called the
yoke and the farmer carry. She also
set a state record in more traditional
Navy’s strongwoman lifted 165kg
in the deadlift, 250kg for 15 metres in
the yoke and 80kg in each hand over
a distance of 25m (in 11sec) in the
She beat eight other competitors
by lifting a total of 625kg, including
50kg in the log event.
While LSET Hazelman’s triumph
in the WA state qualifier was compre-
hensive, her entry was purely a spur-
“My gym was hosting a WA
Strongman event so I thought I would
jump in and have a go,” she said.
“I ended up winning, so I was
Victory was especially sweet for
the vibrant 25-year-old because the
competition marked only her second
foray into such an event.
Although a newcomer to the sport,
LSET Hazelman won both strongman
competitions she contested last year.
“My first event was the Strongman
WA State Titles in August 2012, fol-
lowed by the WA qualifier for the
inaugural Australia’s Strongest
Woman contest in October,” she said.
LSET Hazelman wasn’t expecting
to gain anything other than valuable
experience from her first competition,
but surprised herself by winning the
contest and setting a state record in
“Hard training is the secret of my
success,” she said.
“I train five days a week out of
CrossFit Armed gym, where my pro-
gram is heavily strength-based with a
bit of conditioning training as well.”
LSET Hazelman, who is Perth’s
Phased Array Radar maintainer, said
training with other people who are
successful in the sport helps her main-
“I train with Joel McLeod who
came fourth in his weight category at
Australia’s Strongest Man last year, so
it’s great to have access to that kind of
experience during training,” she said.
IT takes great heart to be a marathon
runner and to stride through the pain
barrier over a distance of 41.2km –
just ask reservist CPOMT Paul Baker.
With three marathons to his credit,
CPO Baker has taken aim at the New
York City Marathon to raise money
for the Heart Foundation, following
a life-changing operation he had 10
“I am running the biggest marathon
in the US as a fundraiser for the Heart
Foundation because I want to pay them
back,” he said.
Owing to a rare medical condition,
CPO Baker’s heart raced faster than
his feet ever could.
CPO Baker suffered from
supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
rapid heart rhythm which prevented
him from pursuing his great love of
running until he had surgery.
“SVT is a dangerous condition
where the heart rate acceleration races
from 60 to 200 beats per minute,
before suddenly returning to normal,”
“I only started running in 2005
after my operation.”
So far CPO Baker has raised $5800
for the Heart Foundation but is hoping
“It’s a small price for me to pay to
express my gratitude to such a worthy
charity as the Heart Foundation,” he
CPO Baker is training hard for the
New York Marathon in November and
Most valuable spot for NZ tour
BEING awarded the most valuable
player at the Australian Defence
Softball Championships at RAAF
Base Edinburgh last year was an
added bonus for PO David Williams,
who secured his spot on the ADF
team to tour New Zealand in March.
Participants from all three servic-
es competed for team and individual
honours during the championships,
with PO Tricia Muller taking out the
women’s batting award.
The ACT team won the women’s
final, beating the Southern States
8-2 with the result reversed in the
men’s final, Southern States beat
Defence Softball President
GPCAPT Peter Davis said the focus
was now on the coming tour of New
Zealand where the ADF men’s and
women’s teams would compete in
the New Zealand Defence Force
Nationals involving the three New
Zealand services and the New
Zealand Police Force.
The Trans-Tasman Trophy will
be contested between the men’s and
women’s national teams from both
PO Williams was one of five Navy
players named in the men’s team. The
others were LS Christopher Murray,
PO David Williams, PO Linden
Mooney, AB Michael Taylor.
CPO Donna Edge also made the
women’s team with GPCAPT Davis
named as contingent commander and
CPO Justin Bayliff men’s coach.
TOP PRIZE: LSET Cristy Hazelman with her trophy and medal for gaining
first place in the WA Strongman Competition.
Photo: LSIS Nina Fogliani
for shot at title
HAVING A HEART: CPOMT Paul Baker runs along the wharf of Fleet Base East in preparation for his next marathon in New York City.
Photo: ABIS Sarah Ebsworth (image has been digitally altered)
plans to complete the course against
50,0000 other competitors in under
three hours and 30 minutes.
“I’m very excited by the challenge
and have a 16-week training plan that
will help me meet my goal,” he said.
“My best time was 3hrs 8mins for
the Gold Coast Marathon, so I’m opti-
mistic I can beat 3:30.”
CPO Baker said the secret to suc-
cess in New York would be the training
program and a supply of energy gels to
keep his body well fuelled throughout
CPO Baker said the New York
City Marathon would be his first long
distance event since 2008, due to leg
injuries that have now healed.
“I have so far completed three
41.2 km events, beginning with the
Canberra Marathon, followed by the
Gold Coast Marathon and then the
Sydney Running Festival Marathon,”
CPO Baker left the permanent
Navy in 2011 to take up a position as
a Navy contractor at Sydney’s Garden
Island, which allows him to focus
more on long distance running.
To donate, visit: https://www.facebook.com/
thon CPO Baker also has a YouTube clip:
All heart as runner takes on New York
BATTER UP: PO
Tricia Muller, hits out
at the Southern States
Photo: LAC Brenton Kwaterski
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