Smurf was born in the frigid waters of a late winter morning pool. It was the beginning of the triathlon season and the tinge of blue emanating from his frozen face following a cold paddle in the deep led to his namesake.
It was a few years later that Smurf met his Smurfette and decided to make sure she wouldn’t be snapped up by another, getting his sky blue cycling knicks dirty when on one knee at the top of a 5km climb. A triathlete too, Smurfette & Smurf now have a new addition to the family...Baby Smurfette!!!
With a combined 6 Ironman triathlons, over 20 70.3 distance races and a long list of other triathlons and running races, Smurf & Smurfette came together forever on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef in the searing September heat. Smurf is a full-time endurance sport coach and Smurfette a GP Obstetrician - both working to balance work, family, training, racing and life day to day.
Smurfette balances endurance sport with the stress and rewards of hospital life - and now add in Baby Smurfette and the second little smurf/ette on the way, life is busy! Smurf is a triathlon, run and strength & conditioning coach, remedial massage therapist and endurance sport event manager. Both Smurf and Smurfette strive to find balance in their lives, whether it be training, racing, nutrition, work, social or family, but recognise the difficulty in this. In fact, everyday brings new challenges and new learning.
On our journey to endurance sport and career success, we will make many mistakes and learn an incredible amount about ourselves and life in general. So follow our journey. You may just learn from our mistakes too!
Cairns 50 Ultra: April 10, 2022 Dead Cow Gully Backyard Ultra (Nanango): April 16-18, 2022 Ironman Cairns: June 12, 2022 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100: June 18-19, 2022
3 Marathons, 3 Days (Cairns): July 8-10, 2022
Cairns Marathon: July 17, 2022
Kuranda 2 Port Douglas Ultra: August 7, 2022
Cairns to Port Douglas Ultra: September 3-4, 2022
Ironman Western Australia (Busselton): December 4, 2022
OR see us at Cairns Park Run most Saturdays, 7am along the Cairns Esplanade or Glenoma Park, Cairns!!