Competition and Sports

Competitions and Sports

I have very fond memories of competing in athletics carnivals back in school. From ~2018 I signed up for my first trail running race in Tamworth and kicked off a real competition phase of my life (which I’m gladly still in at time of writing). 


DateEventEvent TypeLocationDays goneRank (x/x)TimePBAttemptsLinkNotes
Saturday, May 25, 2024Leavenworth Trail Fest 55K 3 ITRATrail Race (50K)
Leavenworth, WA
Saturday, April 27, 2024Trail Race (25K)Sacramento, CA-508/46201:49:12Y1
Saturday, November 11, 2023TransLantau140 by UTMBTrail Race (140K)
Hong Kong, China
Sunday, October 15, 2023Crater Rim 53KTrail Race (53K)
Christchurch, NZ
Sunday, September 17, 2023Sydney MarathonRoad Race (42K)Sydney, NSW-273454/13,29403:08:02Y1
Sunday, August 13, 2023City2SurfRoad Race (14K)Sydney, NSW-308259/68,85300:52:00Y1
Qualified for Preferred
Sunday, August 6, 2023Half / 10K / 5K
Tamworth, NSW
Saturday, July 15, 2023Wellington Urban UltraTrail Race (62K)Wellington, NZ-33723/1247:30:05Y1
Friday, June 9, 2023The Great North Walk Newy to Syd
Trail Adventure (250K)
NSW, Australia-373n/a35:26:40Y1
Sunday, April 30, 2023Tacoma MarathonMarathon
Tacoma, WA, USA
Sunday, January 15, 2023Two Bays Trail RunTrail Race (28K)Melbourne, Vic-51821/130402:09:51Y1
Sunday, October 30, 2022Noosa Triathlon - Postponed
Triathlon (Olympic)
Noosa, QLD-5951291/388802:38:35Y1
Saturday, September 3, 2022Cairns to Port Douglas (CTPD40)Trail Race (40K)Cairns, QLD-6522/5104:54:30Y1
Saturday, July 9, 2022Brisbane Trail UltraTrail Race (110K)Brisbane, QLD-708DNFDNFN/A1
~50K/110. First DNF
Saturday, May 21, 2022Trail Race (128K)
Larapinta Trail, NT
Saturday, April 9, 2022Tamworth Trail Blazer 60KTrail Race (60K)
Tamworth, NSW
Saturday, March 12, 2022Australian Alpine AscentTrail Race (50K)
Mount Kosciuszko, NSW
-8278/13204:03:15Y1AG 2nd
Sunday, June 6, 2021The 46th Great NOSH FootraceTrail Race (22K)Sydney, NSW-11064/12001:51:49Y1
Friday, May 14, 2021UTA22 (Ultra-Trail Australia)Trail Race (22K)
Katoomba, NSW
Sunday, May 2, 2021Manly Dam - Sydney Trail SeriesTrail Race (30K)Manly, NSW-11414/6102:48:21Y1
Sunday, April 18, 2021Cooly Classic Ocean SwimOcean Swim (2K)
Coolangatta, QLD
Sunday, April 11, 2021Tamworth Trail Blazer 15KTrail Race (15K)
Tamworth, NSW
Saturday, March 6, 2021Warburton Trail Fest - Lumberjack 50KTrail Race (50K)Warbuton, VIC-119810/15204:38:59Y1
Saturday, February 27, 2021Bouddi Coastal Trail RaceTrail Race (21K)Bouddi, NSW-120554/27802:25:32Y1
Sunday, April 7, 2019Tamworth Trail Blazer 15KTrail Race (15K)
Tamworth, NSW

Upcoming Events

DateEventEvent TypeLocationDays to go
Saturday, August 3, 2024UTMB Quito - 82K Oso (TBC - unlikely)Trail Race (82K)Quito, Ecuador48
Saturday, September 7, 2024Mt Si Vert Fest 2024 1 ITRATrail Race (20K)Mt Si, WA83
Saturday, September 28, 2024Ultra Trail Whistler by UTMBTrail Race (100K)Whistler, Canada104
Friday, October 11, 2024A-Race: Lake Biwa 100 (6 ITRA)Trail Race (100M)Lake Biwa, Japan117
Sunday, November 24, 2024Philadelphia MarathonMarathonPhiladelphia, PA161
Friday, April 25, 2025Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (TBC)Trail Race (160K)Fuji, Japan313
Friday, August 22, 2025UTMB (TBC)Trail Race (170K)Chamonix, France432

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