Our Story

Josh (Smurf) has been involved in endurance sports for the past 15 years including triathlon from sprint distance to Ironman, and more recently ultra running. Following 10 years in education as a teacher, middle leader and high school principal, Josh's hobby of endurance sports coaching became his full-time job. Smurf Endurance Sports was born including one-to-one coaching and programs, triathlon and run squads, and our two major run events Cairns 50 and Smurf's Backyard Ultra.

Salome (Smurfette) is a triathlete with numerous age group wins and podiums, and two age group world championship finishes. Now a mother of two, Smurfette is a GP Obstetrician who is the foundation and sounding board of Smurf Endurance Sports.

With a combined 6 Ironman triathlons, over 30 70.3 distance races, multiple ultra-marathon finishes and a long list of other triathlons and running races, Smurf & Smurfette bring plenty of experience to the Cairns running and triathlon community.

Upcoming Races

Upcoming Races

Bustard Express (Atherton Tablelands): March 11

Lake Eacham Tri (Atherton Tablelands): March 27

Cairns 50 Ultra: April 1 & 2

Dead cow Gully BYU: April 8

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games: May 25

Cairns Ironman: June 18

3 Marathons, 3 Days (Cairns): July 9-7

Cairns Marathon: July 16, 2022

Coral Coast Tri (Cairns): July 31

Unreasonable East 200 Miler (Cairns): August 22

Gold Coast 50: December 2-3

OR see us at Cairns Park Run most Saturdays, 7am along the Cairns Esplanade or Glenoma Park, Cairns!!


Doctor, Mum, Athlete

Smurfette - Doctor, Mum, Athlete

Coach, Race Director, Dad, Athlete

Smurf - Coach, Race Director, Dad, Athlete

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