It's a pleasure to help support our sponsored athletes dreams and running aspirations by providing them with the best products possible. When looking for athletes to align with our brand, we are seeking out people who are eco-conscious and think about their footprint on this planet, along with being top runners. Below are some of the most talented runners Australia have to offer, and most importantly they share the Tarkine values. If you'd like to be considered to join Tarkine Elite, please email email@example.com with a short bio. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
Joshua is a former professional cyclist who rode the Jayco Sun Herald Tour in 2009 alongside Ritchie Porte and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Since turning to ultras in 2016 he has only had one defeat at the 2020 Margaret River Ultra where he finished 2nd. Josh then shattered the course record in 2022. Two other impressive performances stand out. One his win at the Kep Ultra over 76K. 5 weeks later he demolished a quality field at @transcendtrails by more than half an hour running 5:55 for 60K with over 2000m elevation. Look out for a big 2022 on the trails for this talented athlete.
Phil holds the insane Australia record for Birdy’s Backyard 2021 of 51 hours (342.21 km). Phil is an absolute legend in the ultra running world of backyard and front yard ultras. Along with Josh, Phil is a truly world class endurance athlete. Look out for Phil's attempt to set a new 24hour Australian track record later this year.
Tarkine supported athlete Erchana is working in collaboration with the legends at the Wilderness Society to put the spotlight on Australia’s extinction crisis. She's running a marathon every day, all the way from the tip of mainland Australia (Cape York) to the toe (Melbourne) to spread a very important message – Extinction is a CHOICE. That’s right, 155 consecutive marathons to be the voice for our native animals. The GOAL to raise $62,000 will go a HUGE way into preserving the parks and ecosystems that home our treasured animals and to help ensure these beauties are still around when our children are. That’s $10 for every kilometre Erchana runs to save our wildlife!! Funds raised from Tip to Toe will go towards: -Educating communities on acting on the extinction crisis before we lose Aussie biodiversity. -Supporting the Wilderness Society’s work to see Australia’s nature protected. -Advocating towards protecting our natural ecosystems and the incredible wildlife within them. -Creating and producing a documentary showcasing Australia’s nature – and the highs and lows of this wild run! Donate: https://bit.ly/3OsMLoN
Emma is a former Australian representative pole vaulter and has now turned her attention to the 800m where she has already ran one of the fastest times in the country this year.
Matt is one of the most promising young ultra trail runners in Australia currently. Matt started off the year by winning the Takayan Trail race and has gone from strength to strength. Earlier in the year he ran 655km across the Australian Alps Walking Track to raise awareness and funds for the takayna rainforest in Tasmania. Matt is also the current U25 12h Australian record holder.
Ben is multiple time WA middle distance champion and an extremely talented athlete. Ben's 10,000m pb is 29:13.07 and he can run a half marathon in well under 65 minutes. The guy is fast!
Fraser is a constant fixture on the podium at just about any ultra race he enters. He's recently finished 2nd in the Trail Running SA Five Peaks 58km and Belair Trail marathon.