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Meet Daina Clark

Just five years ago Daina Clark was told she should never ride or run again after a major stack on her mountain bike resulted in debilitating back injuries. Fast forward to 2015 and the podiatrist …

Meet Danny Miles

This year is shaping up to be a big one for ex-gymnast Danny Miles as he sets his sights on Ironman Port Macquarie in May, Ironman 70.3 in Cairns in June, and Ironman 70.3 Sunshine …

Sign-on for fun

Attract and engage kids in organised sport With sporting club sign-on days in full swing and a vast array of local sports to choose from, we caught up with some local experts who are in …

Meet Casie & Troy Meikle

Partners in adventure When Casie Meikle decided to get active and lose weight for her 2010 wedding, she didn’t bank on some unexpected gains: Falling in love with fitness so much that she’s gone on …

At Jack Miller’s House

Whether you’re into motorsport or not, it’s hard not to be excited by the rise of Townsville-born-and-grown Jack Miller. Just two years ago, he was just about ready to say goodbye to any motorcycle racing …
Tony Mills

Meet Tony Mills

Thanks to the efforts of UCI World Track Cycling Masters Champion Tony Mills, plenty of Townsville cyclists know what it feels like to be beaten by a grandfather. Now 56, Tony tells us about his …

Meet Dylan Viviers

Swimming has taken centre stage for most of Dylan Viviers’ life. After a car accident as a teen that killed his hopes for a competitive career in the pool, Dylan returned to the sport as …

Meet Mitch Norton

Discovering basketball at the age of six in a happy coincidence, Townsville-born Mitch Norton has since represented Australia overseas in the sport and now plays for the club he grew up supporting at every home …

Dam Dark 12 Hour Wrap Up

Rockwheelers’ annual Dam Dark 12 Hour took-off in a flurry of dust at Ross Dam on Saturday night. More than 200 mountain bikers (a mix of 103 teams and individuals) traded in sleep for the …

Meet Toni Ferguson

After running for 35 years and fairly recently being told by an old coach that “you are not a real runner if you haven’t run a marathon”, Toni Ferguson has finally bitten the bullet after …

Meet Troy Argent

Running close to 100km and cycling over 200km per week certainly builds an appetite, and the way triathlete Troy Argent is eyeing off his burger, it may as well be his next finish line. I …

Sam Stedman: Off and racing in China

Coming off the back of organising the 350-runner strong Cape Pallarenda Trail Run last weekend; Townsville’s premier multisport athlete Sam Stedman has just touched-down in China to compete in a three-day staged adventure race with some …
International Adventure Games Team Safety First

An amazing race through paradise

Thanks to Rebecca Hall from Adventurethon for supplying this article. Adventurethon’s organisers put together this adventure event. The International Adventure Games sent families, friends and corporate teams on an ‘Amazing Race’ around the tropical Magnetic Island on …
Kids getting ready

Double Trouble Aquathon

Thanks to Graham Pemberton from Free Radicals Tri-be Family Triathlon Club for supplying this article. Swim, run, swim, run – there’s no doubt that this was a hard way to end the Tribe’s season: Get the heart …

XC4 Smedley’s Hill Debut Wrap-Up

Thanks to Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club for supplying this article. The opening of Townsville’s newest mountain bike trail was held on Sunday. This event had all the hallmarks of a debutant ball, with music playing and …

Meet Fred Leonardi

Fred Leonardi had no idea his quest to lose weight would result in far bigger gains. Falling in love with running and triathlons, he completed his first Ultra Marathon this year and now the 55-year-old …
Female powerlifting winners

Powerlifters power-up

FNQ Powerlifting held its first competition last weekend in conjunction with the team at CrossFit North Queensland. There were 20 participants, both male and female, taking part in the competition, which focused on the three …

Trials and tribulations

We asked local cycling gun Deborah Latouf to put together this report so we could experience what it’s like to do the time trial state championships as a team. Along with Deb, the only Townsville …
Go Troppo Tri swim start

Go Troppo Tri Wrap-Up

About 150 competitors tested their fitness at Pallarenda this morning for one of Townsville Triathlon Club’s (TTC) flagship events for the year – the Go Troppo Triathlon. With junior, teams, enticer and sprint events there …
Kayakers leaving to Dunk

Mission complete.

Paddlers, mountain bikers and trail runners came from as far as Brisbane to take part in On a Mission Adventure race this weekend – one of the few events on the planet where competitors travel …

Join the mission

If you don’t already have plans for this weekend (and if you do, reschedule them) – it’s time to treat yourself to a weekend away… oh, and why not throw in a spectacular adventure racing …