I'm the old man of the team, bringing plenty of worldly experience to our racing. At least that's what I tell my teammates. I played volleyball and soccer at school, and entered running races on the track, road and cross country. In 2003 I did my first adventure race on a whim and have gotten in over my head ever since. I've been working for Orion Health since 2003 in various roles, and am currently the Sales Director for New Zealand, which keeps me very busy.
Watch me in action
Where did you grow up?
Just out of Tauranga in Omokoroa, near Whakamaramara on a Kiwifruit orchard.
What was your first Adventure race?
ARC12hr 2003, with my bro. We had never seen a topo map in our lives, paddled single sea kayaks, didn't have a compass, but we won it. He's now got two kids and an Enduro Bike.
Little known / unlikely fact about yourself?
I have one foot bigger than the other so tend to run around in circles.
What you will do when your knees finally give out?
International Man of Mystery - for Orion Health.
Worst Adventure racing experience?
Taking over the nav from sick team mates in Ecomotion Brazil, missing a turnoff and going down the wrong valley in torrential rain and spending 12 hours carrying our bikes over thick mud.
2004 6hr Rogaine at Huia - I tried racing on Coke (from the start), and completely blew up after 3 hours - sorry Lach ;)
Favourite Adventure Racing food?
Pies (in transition and on the course).
Best support crew moment?
Every transition - they are always smiling and happy to see us :)
ARC - Keith, Andy and Rita always put on a great adventure for everyone.
16th Coast to Coast
9hr45min Ironman NZ
1st Trailwalker, 100km offroad run
16th Coast to Coast
3rd Moehau Multisport race
Recovering from achilles surgery
1st Kaipara to Kowhai Coast Multi-Sport Challenge (in a team)
1st Wild Moa Multisport Race
1st Piha 6 hour Rogaine
2nd in age-group at NZ Xterra in Rotorua – qualifying for World Champs.
3rd Moehau Man
5th Wild Moa
5th Kururau Krusher
6th Kauri Run – 25km off road run
4th Arrow Auckland, 24 hour race
2nd 6 hour Huia Rogaine
1st 6 hour Piha Rogaine
3rd Big Day Out Adventure Race
19th Coast to Coast
4th in Monty’s Revenge
1st two man team in Moehau Man
5th Auckland Arrow, 24 hour Adventure Race
1st ARC 12 hour Adventure Race
6th in Superdune
6th in Motu Challenge
10th Colville Connection Mountain Bike race
3rd Wild Turkey off road half marathon
1st in 1999 NZ Swim Run Championships (age group title)
10hr 31min NZ Ironman