AE What a fantastic result, but we do know that prior to the big day there were quite a few pre-race nerves, in the end though, it looked like you executed the perfect race.
JD Yes, I sure was nervous. It was a different kind of nervous though, not your usual kind when you are mostly nervous of how you are going to perform. I was nervous about how I was going to do on the tricky bike descents and whether I was going to come out of them still in one piece, or not! It didn’t help that we were not allowed to ride the course before the race and on the practice course I had been proper sh*t, saying that, I was also very excited to race. I think I was totally up for the challenge and wanted to see how I could fair against the best XTERRA racers in the world. It was all a bit of an unknown as to how I would do. Once the race started I think I forgot about it all though and just put my game face on. In a way I think I just switched my brain off and just focused on getting round as fast and as safely as possible.
Julie was interviewed by Annie Emmerson /