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2020 Has brought with it challenges that no one could have expected. The bright spark of this time for Tailwind has been the enthusiasm of our Trailblazers. Loving the product as they do they consistantly challenge themselves and what Tailwind aids them to acheive.

Welcome to our fantastic team of athletes. They are not only top class athletes in their own right, but incredible people with the right approach to their respective sports. They are always willing to share, help and encourage others and are committed to achieving their goals whilst giving back to their sport. Join us as we follow their journey to achieve their dreams.

Look out for our Trailblazers when you are out and about. 

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ALAE BRAND

Originally a South African born farm girl, I am currently working as an emergency medicine registrar at Gosford Hospital.

Starting as a gymnast at the age of 15, I started running. It was then that I fell in love with the sport and it has been my absolute passion since.

I used to be quite fast (10km PB 35:15) and good at cross country... nowadays I enjoy longer trail runs (preferably in the mountains).

Representing South Africa at duathlon world champs twice as an elite I still cycle a fair bit for cross training.

Having moved to Australia last year after working on cruise ships for 5 years, travelling the world and running in some of the most remarkable places imaginable. I took a break from competing during this time but I am back with a vengeance realising that racing is my passion!

I’m an adrenaline junkie, who loves being outdoors and trying different kinds of sport - got certified as an ashtang vinyasa yoga teacher in India; I swim, SUP and scuba dive; I used to surfski a fair bit and am keen to take up surfing soon.

TRAIL RUNNING - TRIATHLON

HELEN MORGAN

I was introduced to triathlon in 2015, my first race being with the Bunbury Triathlon Club, I was hooked. Since this first enticer event I have grown to love and enjoy the lifestyle associated with Triathlon, especially the people you meet, and the opportunity to travel. I have raced throughout Australia, and travelled to New Zealand, South Africa, and Kona-Hawaii.

On the other side, I currently practice as a Clinical Nurse in Emergency and at my Local Hospital.   

During off season (or COVID) I’ve enjoyed dialing back my scheduled training, I have been doing a lot more aerobic days with long trail runs – see my Instagram highlights of the Cape to Cape in Western Australia – and cycling to explore my region.

My long-term goal, whilst rejoining with my former coaches at GK Endurance, is to take my professional license in triathlon in the 2020-2021season.  As with many of us this projected goal may be a little delayed, but with races back on the calendar I am planning to defend my Oceania Asia Pacific Championship status at Cairns late September, then onto Ironman WA in my home town Busselton.

TRIATHLETE - IRONMAN

SIMONE BRICK

As a 25-year-old Biomedicine student hailing from the flat lands of bayside Melbourne I have somehow found the most unlikely of homes among the mountains; trekking, travelling and mostly running to find some of the most beautiful yet hard earned spots on the planet. I am still a relative newcomer to competitive running but am loving the crazy journey, as I foster both my nature-loving and competitive sides through the crazy endeavour that is trying to get up and down stupidly steep terrain as fast as possible. Starting out in classic distance mountain running ( 10-15km) and becoming the Australian Mountain Running Champion in 2018 and 2019, I am slowly working my way towards my long term goals of ultra events such as the long-distance World Mountain Running Championships, UTMB, Comrades Marathon, the Spine Race and Tour de Géants; plus whatever else opportunity throws my way!

MOUNTAIN - ULTRA- TRAIL RUNNING

STEPHEN REDFERN

(AKA Shaggy)

An Ultra Runner, who loves all forms of running being Trails, Road or Track, and the amazing community spirit that is created from everyone which is what make this sport so special

I started running back in 2014, and My Passion lies in the long Ultra runs, with my favourite distance being all runs of 100miles or greater

I ran my first Ultra’s back in the 1st year I started running with them being the Hume Hovell 100k & Alpine Challenge 100mile Race, I loved it so much, I have never looked back.

I’ve been very lucky to have my running adventures take me around the world and across Australia, competing in races like WSER and UTMB, and the highlight was being able to represent Australia in both the world and Asian 24hr Championships.

On top of racing, I also have a soft spot for some personal running adventures and even attempting a couple of Fastest Known Time (FKT)

Some of my up and coming events will be running in the Aust 24hr Track invitational and a 6day race in October, and looking to the future, being able to get back to HK for a second running of the 300km HK4TUC.

One of my favourite sayings about running is “Just get out there and enjoy your running and sharing the experience with the whole community”

ULTRA- TRAIL - ROAD-  TRACK RUNNING

SHANE JOHNSTONE

I am Perth based but love exploring the country and world where ever possible. I've been an Exercise Physiologist for 12 years now and have my own allied health private clinic (Valetudo Health) and I'm also the CEO of a charity (Be Inspired Foundation). I practice what I preach and I am a trail runner addict and live for an adventure. I have enjoyed going beyond racing and taking on Fastest Known Times and currently hold the records for the Bibbulmun Track, Larapinta Track, Cape to Cape Track and Stirling Ridge Track Loop. If you ever have a question, don't be shy. I love to help grow the trail scene.  

I'm currently on the come back from a bout of myocarditis but as training builds back im dreaming of achieving the following in the next 12 months:

- sub 10 hour at UTA

- sub 16 hour 100 miler 

- sub 50 hour 200 miler 

- Hopefully can compete at TDS 140km 9,000m (UTMB) in 2021 

 TRAIL RUNNING

BEN CLARK

My running journey pretty much started back in 2012 when I saw these things called "trail runs" in a Runner's World mag, so thought I'd go along for the 6k option to see what it was all about. I enjoyed it enough (probably helped along by the fact I ran 2nd), so then singed up for the remainder of that & another local Trail series. The bug really bit at the next race where it was freezing, muddy, wet, foggy & generally truly filthy conditions, but socially acceptable for a fully grown adult to be playing in the mud. I finished that first year running whatever sub-15k trails races I could find & quietly admiring the super freaks running the 50k races at those same events. I decided that I might have a crack at 1 of those 50k things, so went about progressively building up my race distances to just stumble over the Ultra line with a 43k on my 36th birthday. Next stop was the inaugural 50k at the North Face 100 Australia/Ultra Trail Australia, and the rest is a history or progressively getting bigger & crazier - 15 100k's, 3 100 miler's & many more 50'ish k races. 

My goals going forward are to complete the Western States & UTMB double next year after Covid-19 had different ideas for that this year. I'm also 6 UTA/TNF 100's in, so would really like to complete the 10 up there too. Once that big focus is gone, I think I'd like starting visiting the other races that have never quite fit in with my race schedule, but have always been in the back of my mind - Wilson's Prom, Cradle Mountain, Blackall, GNW. And of course Hardrock is that ultra faint glimmer of hope.

ULTRA- TRAIL - ROAD RUNNING

NATHAN DORTMANN

I am a French born athlete who moved to Australia 5 years ago. My life has completely changed after sad events in my life, from smoker unhealthy college student to now focusing on reaching the podium in my AG in Kona and creating a professional career in Triathlon. 

I first started as a trail runner and completed my first ultra trail at 20yo completely unprepared 😅 but what an experience! 

 

I try inspiring as many people as possible along my journey, nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it ! 💪🏽

 

I am hopping to race 70.3 Port Macquarie this coming September as a try out for Kona in February. It will be my 3rd time on the big island and I want to make it count! 

 

I know I have the right tools to succeed this yeah with the Trailbazer Team and Tailwind on my side.

I can’t wait to see what’s coming up 🤟🏼🤙🏼

TRIATHLON - IRONMAN

CORRIE ACKLAND

I always say 'I'm married to the marathon' because it is definitely my favourite event and I tend to only run other distances 'for fun' along the way in training for one marathon or another. My favourite marathon is the Honolulu Marathon. It is why I got into running and I try to run it, or at least be in Hawaii for race day, each year. I grew up going to Hawaii for my dad to run Honolulu which he did every year from 1989 until he passed away in 2009. We buried his ashes at the finish line of the marathon on marathon day and had a plaque made up to mark the spot. My dad is my runspiration and I aim to run all the marathons he did over his life, which includes Athens, Paris, and San Fransisco. 

Other than that, I am tracking the Marathon Majors, I've done 5 so far and I'm waiting for Boston for my 6th, 

 

Outside running, I'm a clinical psychologist working primarily with phobias, panic, and OCD. I have 2 sons aged 12 and 8. We like to travel as a family, adding holidays onto my runcations! Though, I still go to quite a few overseas runs on my own.

MARATHON RUNNER

COREY PHILLPOTT

Corey isn’t your typical endurance athlete. Residing in the beautiful Blue Mountains & Weighing in at 98kg as he attempts to mix the two different disciplines of strength and endurance. 

Early mornings are his thing! Balancing work, family & training is tough but he still manages to find time.

“Trust the process”  - his motto

In 2021 he is set to break the world record for the worlds strongest marathon were he will pull a 1.4t+ car behind him for the distance of 42.2km to help raise awareness for child abuse within Australia through representing and working along side Child Safe Australia. 

He is the owner of CozFit Strength & Endurance where they push everyday athletes beyond their thought capabilities through running. Finding self confidence and building mental toughness by doing so to get athletes ready for their races to help them reach their goals no matter how big or small! 

ULTRA RUNNER - STRENGTH MACHINE

KIRSTY BAKER

Hey, I'm Kirsty a nurse from Queensland for a huge passion for running! Ultra marathons in particular. I've completed multiple 50km races, 50 miler, 100km and 100 miler with my Tailwind fuel every step of the way!
My current goals are to improve my 50km and 100km times!
I got into running 4 years ago when I wanted to complete a marathon by the time I was 30, well things escalated quickly and within a year I'd completed my first marathon and was onto my 2nd ultra marathon.
I absolutely love pushing and discovering my limits! There's something so rewarding about testing your mind and body to such an extent.
I love Tailwind and it's a huge part of my training and races. I enjoy experimenting and fine tuning Tailwind to suit my needs to help me sustain my energy while running. I also really look forward to Tailwind Rebuild post race and I feel good knowing I'm refueling my body with what it needs.
My top flavours are the:
Raspberry Buzz, Colorado Cola and Lemon and Green Tea Buzz combined!
I also dream of the vanilla Rebuild post run! It's the perfect reward after a good session!

ULTRA RUNNER - MOUNTAIN BIKER

ISAAC SCAYSBROOK

My name  is Isaac Scaysbrook. I am a passionate Ultra Runner. I love every thing about sport and fitness!
I run because it’s the greatest natural therapy for my mental health and recovery. Running gives me a sense of freedom and happiness whilst allowing me to work hard to achieve goals that were once not possible for myself. 

 

The next 12 months ahead have me signed up for four races. My focus is on achieving PB's in at least two of them. I will work hard.
 I will be competing in my 6th straight coastal high 50 (every race since the event started), Up the Buff, GC50 and UTA 100.
Never say never.. I'm also focusing my training to include another 100miler next year. None of these races or goals would be possible without Tailwind and the support of the Tailwind family.
Can't wait to smash some goals over the next 12 months! Watch this space..

ULTRA RUNNER - NEW DAD

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ALAE BRAND

Originally a South African born farm girl, I am currently working as an emergency medicine registrar at Gosford Hospital.

Starting as a gymnast at the age of 15, I started running. It was then that I fell in love with the sport and it has been my absolute passion since.

I used to be quite fast (10km PB 35:15) and good at cross country... nowadays I enjoy longer trail runs (preferably in the mountains).

Representing South Africa at duathlon world champs twice as an elite I still cycle a fair bit for cross training.

Having moved to Australia last year after working on cruise ships for 5 years, travelling the world and running in some of the most remarkable places imaginable. I took a break from competing during this time but I am back with a vengeance realising that racing is my passion!

I’m an adrenaline junkie, who loves being outdoors and trying different kinds of sport - got certified as an ashtang vinyasa yoga teacher in India; I swim, SUP and scuba dive; I used to surfski a fair bit and am keen to take up surfing soon.

BEN CLARK

I stumbled into Trail running in 2012 after entering my first event just to see what the "Trail Running" hype was all about. Apart from the fact I had an absolute ball on course, the running 3rd overall probably buoyed the interest as well. From there I gradually increased the distance of events into the world of Ultras to see what I was capable of & to challenge my limits. To this day I still like to choose events that both scare me, but will also continue the challenge me & push those personal limits. What I've come to love the most about the Trail & Ultra scene, is the incredibly grounded & supportive people the sport attracts - from the top elites all the way to the beginners. I've got a real a fondness of running around the Victorian mountains, and really enjoy those runs & races that take me into parts of the world that so very few will ever experience.

SARAH RILEY

My goals for the rest of 2017-2018 will focus mainly on the mountain bike. I will still be racing Road
Nationals, criteriums and road races in Victoria. On the mountain bike I will race both the Olympic format
Cross County National series and Marathon National series. I intend to race the World Cup series with
additional races overseas in hope of qualifying for the XCM and XCO World Championships 2018.

 

Recent results and whats next....

 

Hopefully Stirling Ride Loop 43km in March (crazy course) 
Cape to Cape Track 130km in April 
Larapinta Track 230km in May

 

 

Recent results and whats next....

 

2018 -
Hut 2 Hut 100 Km- 8th

Mount BawBaw 42km- 1st
Ultra Trail Australia 100 Km
UTMB 100 Mile
Great Ocean Walk 100 Km
Alpine Challenge 100 Mile

2017-    
Mt Macedon - 50 Km    5th
Ultra-Trail Australia - 100 Km    36th
Maroondah Dam - 50 Km    2nd
Mount Buller - 45 Km    3rd
The Ultra Easy - 100 Km    11th

 

 

Recent results and whats next....

Recent results and whats next....

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