Ella Goddard-Profiling our Cairns Athletes

  Easily one of the best swimmers to come out of Far North Queensland in a long time, Ella’s list of achievements is impressive. She has demonstrated State and National success in distance swimming, and solidified her dominance in the endurance events with State medals in the IM, Freestyle and distance Butterfly. She has also…

The Cairns Aquarium-How does it compare to Townsville?

  Interesting. After having visited both facilities, there are a few differences-bear in mind this is purely my opinion. The Cairns aquarium is aesthetically ‘prettier’. The building is an eye catching design, whereas Townsville aquarium to me, feels a little industrial. Inside the Cairns building, the interior design and artwork is more modern and fresh,…

Connor Daniell-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  It is hard to believe this young running champion is only 14. He can run 10km in 34:58 in the worst conditions imaginable and has established himself in the Far North as a force to be reckoned with in the running arena. The world is his oyster and his future is guaranteed to be…

Jacinta Kome-Profiling Cairns Athletes

Watch this super athlete FLY! She might be only 12 years old, but she’s swimming out of her skin at the moment, earning herself a Bronze medal  in the Short Course Queensland Championships 400m IM! Jacinta Kome, has only recently increased her commitment to swimming, and she is getting better and better and better… Club:…

Sam Tress-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  Name: Sam Tress Age: 16 Sport: Swimming Story: Training with Cairns Stingrays Swimming Club at Woree Sports and Aquatic Centre, Sam is a Multi-FNQ Swimming Record Holder and Queensland State Championship Medalist. He is also a Michael Phelps MP- emerging athlete. He competed at this years Australian Age Championships and is currently training for…

Toby Gillen-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  Name: Toby Gillen Age: 16 Sport: Running, Cross Country, Athletics Recent Achievements: 🏃‍♂️Trinity Anglican School’s 2017 Senior Male Sportsperson of the Year 🏃‍♂️ 2nd Overall in Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival 10km event, only 1 second behind Professional Athlete Dylan Stenson in a time of 34.19 🏃‍♂️Silver medalist in the 2017 QLD…

Flynn Martin-Profiling Cairns Athletes

  NAME: Flynn Martin AGE: 15 Years SPORT: Swimming CLUB: TAS Swimming COACH: Duncan Todd ACHIEVEMENTS: Flynn, as Runner-up QLD champion in the 100 and 200m Breaststroke short course State Championships, and a Bronze medalist in the 400m Individual medley 2017,  will be competing in the Long Course Qld State Champs in Brisbane in December,…

BUSH STONE-CURLEW

There are plenty of these guys around nesting in Cairns at the moment. Have you ever been on the receiving end of a protective parent?

Today After The Rain-VIDEO FOOTAGE

A day earlier, this rock wall was dry-not a drop of water to be seen. The parched trees dropped their leaves as a result of thirst, and created a crunchy bed of earthy colours.

“I was chewed up and spat out”-Sarah’s post Ironman race analysis will drop your jaw.

I had been “chewed up and spat out”…
They were Intentionally violent…
Saying I was terrified is an understatement…
I was in a lot of pain…
But there was no relief after the climb ended and the road leveled out…
All I could hear, was the dull pounding of feet on the bitumen and the occasional grunts and groans from someone struggling…
All I could see, was a long stretch of never ending undulating highway up ahead, and lava fields on either side…
I was overcome with emotion and just wanted to cry…
“Sarah Thomas, You are an Ironman”