Nick A’Hern began his international athletic career at the age of 15. Success quickly followed and by the age of 20 he became the Australian Champion in the 20km walk.
As the winner of two Commonwealth Games Gold medals in 1994 and 1998, his back-to-back victories created history in the walking event.
The triple Olympian first competed at the Olympic Games in 1992 in Barcelona. In 1996 Nick finished 4th in the 20km walk then went onto secure his second top 10 finish in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Nick is aware of what it takes to strive to be the best. Personal sacrifice, dedication and the right attitude combined with energy and motivation have helped him excel during his career as an Olympic athlete and now as managing director of A’Hern Fitness.
Hanny Allston was 20 when she won gold in the Junior World Orienteering Title in 2006. Not content with that stunning achievement, two weeks later she lined up to take on the seasoned pros and won the Senior World Orienteering Title as well. Hanny is the only athlete to have ever done this.
Since then she has not only continued to set records and achieve podium finishes in endurance events around the world, but in 2009 she founded a company called Find Your Feet in Hobart to create an opportunity for mature aged runners to socialise while learning the basics of running.
Over the past six years, Find Your Feet has grown exponentially and now includes – amongst other things – a retail shop that sells ultra running gear – the only one in Australia to do so – group and one-on-one coaching services, camps and tours. Find Your Feet is a one-stop-shop for serious trail runners and Hanny’s entrepreneurial spirit saw her awarded Tasmania’s Telstra Young Business Award in 2015.
Hanny is also the Competition Advisor for the 2016 CBR100.