Matt has been a member of the Travelling Fit team since August 2018 as the social media manager and sometimes assists with other marketing activities. Matt has over 4 years of experience in the Travel industry in marketing/management roles in 3 different countries (Australia, Singapore and Finland) and has over 4 years of experience creating and growing running events.
After graduating from Griffith University (Finance) on the Gold Coast, Matt competed as a professional runner in the middle distance events and placed 5th in Australia on 2 occasions at the National Championships. He competed on the Australian, European and American circuits between 2008 and 2014 and after moving to Finland in 2012, he placed 3rd at the Finnish National Championships in 2014 over the 800m.
Since retiring from the middle distance running events due to reoccurring hamstring injuries, Matt has competed in 10km, Half Marathons and Marathons with best times of 31:21, 70:12 and 2:35:41 between 2017 and 2019. His eventual goals are sub 30min, sub 67mins and sub 2:25.
Like the other team members at Travelling Fit, Matt has a ridiculous travel bug that has lead him to 73 countries, his favourite being Spain, although he has failed at learning any Spanish during his several attempts.