Each year we appoint several different event ambassadors who we believe embody the different aspects of the Surf Coast Century. They’re here to inspire and help inspire you to be a part of the Surf Coast Century!
2023 Rookie Ambassador
Jarrod is a 38 year old father of two. Seven months ago he made some substantial life changes having realised he wasn’t happy with some of the decisions he’d made throughout his life. He gave up drinking alcohol (which had previously been a large part of my life & troubles) and commenced an 8 week challenge to loose weight and get his life back on track.
We’re going to follow his journey as he trains for his first ultra marathon at the 2023 Surf Coast Century with monthly updates linked below:
16 JUNE UPDATE – Managing my injuries and doing what I can: video update here
David – ‘Training’
Known as ‘The Running Man’, David has been competing at an elite level for over 28 years. In earlier years David raced in National Track, Road and Cross Country events and even conquered the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon before ‘finding his calling’ to ultra marathons in 2006. Since then he has raced ultras all over the World before being recognised as the Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year in 2011 and in 2014 won the Surf Coast Century jointly with Brendon Davies.
Both David is available as a coaching resource for runners in the Surf Coast Century. Contact him via [email protected]
We believe the race in the middle / back of the field is just as important as up front so we appoint an ‘Ultra Running Rookie Ambassador’ each year who is training for their first 100km solo and follow their journey to the finish line.
Ask the Experts
The Running Man: David is the man behind ‘The Running Man’ website, providing training programs and advice for runners. He has also written some great training programs and training tips that are available for FREE from the First Timers page
David is happy to share his knowledge and expertise with anyone considering the Surf Coast Century and are an INCREDIBLE RESOURCE for runners and are honestly available for you to contact with your questions.
They can also provide customised training programs and techniques to improve your running even further but these additional services may be for a paid fee. Email: [email protected]