Race ambassadors

Steve Moneghetti

Steve Moneghetti needs no introduction. He is a household name and Australian athletics legend. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Steve competed with distinction in track, cross country and marathon. In track, he won Australia’s most prestigious 10,000 metres track race, the Zatopek 10,000, on no fewer than four (consecutive) occasions. He competed at world cross country where he was the dominant Australian for 15 years and for 10 of those years was the most dominant non African cross country runner in the world. In the marathon he took over from Robert de Castella as Australia’s leading marathoner, a position he held for more than a decade. His best performance was victory in the prestigious Berlin marathon in 1990 in a PB of 2:08:16. This was a special occasion as the Berlin Wall was dismantled a year earlier and the race symbolically re-united the former East and West factions. In 2017, Steve was inducted into the Berlin Marathon Hall of Fame, along with female winner Uta Pippig and they are the inaugural and only inductees to date. Steve won the marathon at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria (Canada) in 2:11:49. He is a 4 time Olympic marathoner, his last Olympic marathon being the Sydney 2000 as a 38 year older where he ran a very creditable 2:14:50. Steve continued to compete and in 2010 he was third in the Australian Half Marathon Championships in a time of 1:07:53. This was the last of his 20 national championship medals across track, road and cross country.
 

Steve's most significant PB's are noteworthy:

  • 5,000m – 13:25 (1996)
  • 10,000m – 27:47 (1992)
  • half marathon – 1:00:06 (1993)
  • marathon 2:08:16 (1990)
  • oldest Australian to run 10 kms in sub 30 minutes
During his career Steve also won the City to Surf in Sydney on four occasions. He has acted as mayor of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Village in 2006, Chef de Mission to the Australian Commonwealth Team in New Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. More recently Steve has been appointed Chef de Mission to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. In 2014 Steve was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for 'significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes.' In semi-retirement, Steve continues to give back to the sport. He is a renowned celebrity speaker and athletics coach. He was Chair of the Board of the Victorian Institute of Sport from 2001 to 2010 and currently serves on the Board of The Australian Sports Commission. We feel very honored and privileged to have Steve as one of our Race Patrons.

Tim Sloan

Tim Sloan built his fitness running on the mountain trails in Tasmania. He had a breakthrough experience in 1993 when he won the tough 85km Cradle Mountain run in a race record time and discovered he had a talent for ultrarunning. He went on to win this race six times from six attempts and diversified into road ultras and in particular the 100km distance. Tim has represented Australia in seven 100km World Championships and he has the highest placed finish by an Australian placing 9th in 1998. His personal best for 100km of 6.29.25 set in 1995 remains one of Australia’s longest standing records. Tim has more recently diversified into Ironman Triathlon winning the 45-49 Age Group in Ironman WA in 2013 and representing Australia in three Hawaiian Ironman World Championships with a highest age group finish of 13th.
 

Tim's major achievements are as follows:

  • Current Australian 100km run record holder, 6:29:35 (1995)
  • Cradle Mountain Run 1st Place 6 times
  • 1994 World 100km Championships, Japan, 10th Place
  • 1994 Southern Cross Marathon, 1st Place in personal best time 2:20:37
  • 1997 Colorado Marathon Championships, USA, 1st Place
  • 1998 IAU World 100km Championship, Japan, 9th place
  • 1999 & 2009 Tasmanian Marathon Champion
  • 1999 Chancellor Challenge 100km., Boston, USA 3rd Place
  • 2000 Wrest Point, Point to Pinnacle 1st Place
  • 2002 Mansfield to Mt. Buller 50km, Vic. 1st Place (race record)
  • 2002 Six Foot Track Marathon, NSW, 1st Place
  • 2012 Hawaii Ironman World Championship 13th Place (45-49) 9:57
  • 2013 Ironman Western Australia 1st Place (45-49) in personal best 9:22
  • 3 sub 6 hours performances at Comrades

Amy Lamprecht

6 times winner Convicts and Wenches 50 kms (2011-15, 2017) and record holder (4:10:15, 2015) MORE TEXT TO FOLLOW

David Bailey

5 times winner Convicts and Wenches 50 kms (2014-18 incl) and record holder (3:46:59, 2015)

Other Achievements

  • Entering my first ever fun run and winning
  • 2nd place at the 2012 Tasmanian Mountain Running Championships
  • winner Bruny Island 64 kms 2014 and 2017
  • winner Adelaide 6 hour 2017
  • Tasmanian Open Men Marathon Champion 2018
  • winner 2018 The Tan 50 kms ultra
  • winner 2018 Tassie Trail Fest 44 kms
  • four national 20-24 age group ultra running records (50km, 100km, 6 hours and 50miles)
  • many fun run podiums and wins
  • Ambassador for Tasmania Road Runners and encouraging participation by others
 

Personal Bests:

 
  • 100km: 8 hours 3 minutes 21 Seconds (2015 Gold Coast SuperMarathon)
  • 6 hours: 75km (2015 Gold Coast Super Marathon)
  • Marathon: 2 hours 42minutes 48 seconds (2018 Cadbury Marathon)
  • Half Marathon: 1 hour 13 minutes 44 seconds (Gold Coast Half Marathon)
  • 10km: 33 minutes 50 seconds (Launceston 10)
  • 5km: 15 minutes 41 seconds (Kingston Fun Run)