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
Sunday, April 30, 2023Tacoma MarathonMarathon
Tacoma, WA, USA
Sunday, January 15, 2023Two Bays Trail RunTrail Race (56K)Melbourne, Vic-14321/130402:09:51Y1
Sunday, October 30, 2022Noosa Triathlon - Postponed
Triathlon (Olympic)
Noosa, QLD-2201291/388802:38:35Y1
Saturday, September 3, 2022Cairns to Port Douglas (CTPD40)Trail Race (40K)Cairns, QLD-2772/5104:54:30Y1
Saturday, July 9, 2022Brisbane Trail UltraTrail Race (110K)Brisbane, QLD-333DNFDNFN/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
-4528/13204:03:15Y1AG 2nd
Sunday, June 6, 2021The 46th Great NOSH FootraceTrail Race (22K)Sydney, NSW-7314/12001:51:49Y1
Friday, May 14, 2021UTA22 (Ultra-Trail Australia)Trail Race (22K)
Katoomba, NSW
Sunday, May 2, 2021Manly Dam - Sydney Trail SeriesTrail Race (30K)Manly, NSW-7664/6102:48:21Y1
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-82310/15204:38:59Y1
Saturday, February 27, 2021Bouddi Coastal Trail RaceTrail Race (21K)Bouddi, NSW-83054/27802:25:32Y1
Sunday, April 7, 2019Tamworth Trail Blazer 15KTrail Race (15K)
Tamworth, NSW

Upcoming Events

DateEventEvent TypeLocationDays to go
Sunday, August 6, 2023Tamworth Running Festival Triple ThreatHalf / 10K / 5KTamworth, NSW60
Saturday, September 2, 2023Trail Race (120K)Cairns, QLD87
Saturday, October 7, 2023Trans Jeju by UTMB (100K) (TBC)Trail Race (100K)Jeju Island, South Korea122
Saturday, November 11, 2023TransLantau100 by UTMBTrail Race (100K)Hong Kong, China157
Saturday, December 16, 2023Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko (TBC)Trail Race (100K/100M)Mt Kozzi, Australia192
Friday, April 26, 2024Ultra Trail Mount Fuji (TBC)Trail Race (160K)Fuji, Japan324
Thursday, August 22, 2024UTMB (TBC)Trail Race (170K)Chamonix, France442

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