Event Ambassadors

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!

2022 Rookie Ambassador

We’d like to introduce our ambassador for 2022…Daniela Ruffato

Daniela is a long-time runner who is looking to make the big leap up for her first ultra marathon and is super excited to embarking on the journey toward the 100km finish line.
She currently enjoys cross-training – including boxing sessions (“let it all out”) – to supplement her running training, and loves a wine and Netflix- don’t we all?
Daniela’s a big advocate for running as a way to to improve mental health – we love this and hope you will encourage and support her journey.

Check out Daniela’s first update below- welcome Daniela!!

Training ambassador

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]