RACE DAY SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020 • RUNNING STRONG FOR 38 YEARS • RAISING FUNDS FOR MOSMAN PUBLIC SCHOOL & ITS CHARITY
Meet our 2020 Ambassadors
OWAIN MATTHEWS, TRIATHLETE
Discovering a love for athletics at high school, Owain Matthews has competed at an international level in running and triathlon for over 15 years.
His first opportunity to run professionally for Great Britain was in the 3000m Steeplechase against France and Russia in 2004. Following on from this, he competed internationally in 5k and 10k road races for Wales, and in 2007 was 2x Welsh Champion, winning the Welsh 3000m indoor and outdoor track titles.
Owain transitioned to triathlon in 2012 when he moved to Australia and has competed at numerous triathlon events and Ironman World Championships for the past six years. He was the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Age Group Champion M35-39 and was also named Balmoral Triathlete Club Triathlete of the Year in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Owain won the 2018 Standard Distance World Championships, Gold Coast, in the Male 35-39 category.
This year Owain is looking forward to running in the 2020 Mini-Mos with his family – his wife Dani and 2 little boys.
As a triathlon coach, Owain will be giving advice and training tips leading up to the 2020 Mini-Mos.
Check out our Q&A with Owain here
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"Mini-Mos is a true local community event, and I'm excited to be an ambassador this year."
Mark Beretta, 2020 Mini-Mos Ambassador.
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ED GODDARD, DISTANCE RUNNER
Ed Goddard is a Mini-Mos master, this year being his 11th Mini-Mos – and he's only 22! Ed has already racked up some enviable Mini-Mos results: 2nd in the 10K last year and 1st in the 5K in 2018.
Ed has lived in Mosman his whole life and lists Mosman and Cremorne Point as some of his favourite training routes. Many locals will have spotted Ed moving well faster than the Military Road traffic, shirtless and with his legendary blonde 'mullet' filled with breeze!
Ed is currently studying Masters Sports Media and Communication at IONA College in New York City USA on a Track/Field Scholarship. Ed's results speak for themselves:
Medalist – 2017-2019 Australian Cross Country Opens
3rd Place – 2018 Gold Coast Half Marathon
4th Place – 2019 World University Games Half Marathon
Reigning Champion – 2019 NSW Cross Country
Ed's next goals are World University Games in 2021 and the Commonwealth Games/World Championships in 2022.
Ed trains up to 200km per week, and is often spotted working out at Vision Mosman, or swimming down at Balmoral every morning.
MARK BERETTA, SPORTS PRESENTER
Mark Beretta, or 'Beretts' as he's more affectionately known, is the sports presenter on the Seven Network's Sunrise breakfast program.
Beretts began his media career in radio at 3GL in Geelong and within a couple of years made the transition to television, first working at Network Ten before being snapped up by Seven in 1995.
Since then, Mark has worked on the network’s coverage of every summer and winter Olympic Games, has been a member of Seven's AFL, Australian Open tennis and and V8 Supercars commentary teams.
An avid sportsman himself, Mark is a 10-time Australian Water Ski Champion and a Singapore International Masters silver medallist.
Mark is a passionate cyclist and a Tour de Cure board member. He has completed nine of the cancer charity’s annual bike rides, each ride covering more than 1,500km in 10 days.
When he’s not working or riding, Mark dedicates his time to wife, Rachel, their two children, Ava and Daniel, and their two beloved dogs Jimmy and Peppa.
Mark and his family have run in the Mini-Mos for many years and we're lucky to have him on board as an ambassador in 2020.
POPPY O'BRIEN, MINI AMBASSADOR
Poppy O'Brien is 11 years old and is a Mosman local. Poppy trains up to 5 times per week to compete across regional and national running events.
Recent events include;
• 2019 & 2020 NSW Cross Country (XC) National Team
• 2020 NSW 1500m National Athletics Team
Her favourite meal before racing is pumpkin ravioli and her post race celebration is always chocolate milk! Poppy loves to listen to Eye Of The Tiger before every race to get her in the mood before warming up for 15 minutes.
Her ambition is to one day run for Australia in the Commonwealth or Olympic Games.
This is Poppy's 4th Mini-Mos and she is so excited to hit the streets of Mosman again for this year's virtual community event.