Originally from Launceston, Tasmania, Nicole Frain has come from a background of many sports.
As a child she was encouraged by her parents to give any sport a go. So soccer, netball, tennis, hockey, taekwondo, athletics, swimming were all tried.
One thing Nicole quickly found was hand-eye coordination lacked, so netball and tennis were quickly ruled out. Athletics was a standard, and soccer become the sport of choice.
For 9 years Nicole played through juniors, through school and continued to Launceston United Women’s Team. As what happens to many people, playing the same sport for some time can take its toll.
Nicole went on to general health and fitness, running, gym work and found that she needed a goal. She was encouraged by her friend to partake in the local bikini competitions and Nicole focused on this for a few years.
Nicole works for Bulk Nutrients who are key players in the Australian Sports Supplement Industry.
At a triathlon event which Nicole took part in with work colleagues, she loved the feeling of achieving something physical, exhausted from the effort physically and knowing that it was hard.
Nicole quickly became hooked on triathlons and set her sights on the New Zealand Ironman, as well as supporting events like Shepperton Half Ironman, Melbourne Marathon and Noosa Triathlon.
Unfortunately, 2017 was a year of injury and recovery for Nicole. Stress fracturing her food from sprint training, and then her hip from distance running, both common injuries in triathletes and those without a running background as Nicole now had.
Nicole chose to focus instead on the area of triathlon that she enjoyed and shouldn’t cause her injury from use; the bike.
Since 2018, Nicole has been riding, and racing. With a quick upward curve from beginner to now racing for the Tasmanian State Team; Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) Women’s Racing Team, as well as on the TIS Development Program.
Racing for Nicole includes local club racing, National Road Series which runs through Australia, Nationals in Ballarat and Oceania’s in Tasmania.
Nicole Frain's Professional Achievements
Nicole has started 2019 strong with results in;
- 8th place Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial – Road Nationals
- Top 20 Elite Women’s Road Race – Road Nationals
- 2nd place Elite Women’s Individual Time Trial – Oceania’s
- 4th place Elite Women’s Road Race – Oceania’s
- 1st Place State Road Race Championships
Nicole hopes to continue to have a strong year in the NRS and is planning on a trip to Europe later in the year to expand her skills and race knowledge.