Ellie McCosh answers the Moyne Gazette Q&A

Friends: Tower Hill Challenge participants Grace Lynch, Ellie McCosh and Grace Bell are looking forward to the December 2 event. Ellie answers this week's Q&A. Picture: Anthony Brady
Friends: Tower Hill Challenge participants Grace Lynch, Ellie McCosh and Grace Bell are looking forward to the December 2 event. Ellie answers this week's Q&A. Picture: Anthony Brady

People of all ages are gearing up for the Tower Hill Challenge on December 2. Organiser Alistair McCosh said almost 300 entries had been received, with a flurry of late entries expected in the coming days. Mr McCosh said there were lots of new obstacles for the fourth annual event and participants would tackle “a lot more mud and water” this year. There are six and 15-kilometre courses and a 3km children’s event. Koroit resident Ellie McCosh and her friends have been training for the 6km course. Ellie lives with her parents Alistair and Leisa and brothers Zac and Jake. She enjoys playing netball and basketball and going to the beach with friends. Ellie will complete year 12 next year and hopes to make a difference for animals and their environment.

What do you most love about living in Koroit? I love that all my friends are so close and we can catch up easily. It is a small town so it feels like a community, where everyone knows each other.

Describe Koroit in five words A relaxed, friendly, supportive community.

If you could live an here where would you choose? Besides Koroit, I would live in Coolum Beach, Queensland.

What's on your bedside table right now? A candle and pictures. 

Tea or coffee? Neither. 

What is your favourite holiday destination? Hoi An, Vietnam. 

What are you reading at the moment? Year 12 novels.

If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? Travel the world, raise awareness for the ocean and its creatures and donate money to Sea Shepard and other animal rights groups.

What career do you want to pursue when you finish school? An animal rights lawyer.

What would your ideal Sunday involve? Sleeping in, going to the beach, relaxing and eating good food.

What is something people might not know about you? I'm vegetarian. 

Do you sleep talk or sleep walk? Yes, both. All the time.

If you could choose to go back or forward 100 years what would you do and why? I would go forward 100 years to see the impact and change we have had on the world and environment and what we need to change to survive.

What recipe do you cook for family or friends?Home-made pizza.