Back From New Zealand, Now Off To Japan

by admin on January 27, 2012

Just back from New Zealand where I had a blast white water rafting, clay target shooting, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and doing an 11 day mountaineering course.

What a fantastic place New Zealand is!

On a glacier in New Zealand

My mum flew over the my last 3 days together and we visited the South Island town of Akaroa – had a ball, including an amazing kayak amongst dolphins.

Next up is skiing in Japan with my big sister Laura and little brother Harry.  Been training on a trampoline to get the core fit!




Telstra Local Hero Program

by admin on September 12, 2011

Rather thrilled to be announced today as Telstra’s Local Hero here on the Gold Coast.

The Burleigh Heads store, with manager Kevin Mailer leading the team, have been great to me with providing some incredible products including a Motorola Xoom tablet.

It’s absolutely amazing.

Kevin hands over the brilliant Motorola Xoom

Fantastic Support Of The Local Community By Telstra

Regardless that it’s me who’s benefiting from the sponsorship, it’s really great that Telstra has gotten behind their local communities to support.  They do a lot and this is a wonderful way to continue that.

Telstra have also provided me with some cash to spread around to my favourite sporting groups, so I’ll be doing that shortly too.

Thanks again to Kevin and the entire Telstra for the support.




Met The Marathon Man At Brisbane Marathon

by admin on August 8, 2011

I ran the 42.2 km Brisbane Marathon yesterday with my brother Harry and our mate Harry (common name!).

At the end I had a chat with the legendary Marathon Man – Trent Morrow – who has run a staggering 40+ marathons in the last 40 months – including the 256km Marathon des Sables through the Sahara Desert in 2008 and the 90km Comrades Marathon in South Africa in 2010.

Jack Sinclair and Marathon Man

Me with the amazing Marathon Man!

Next up for Marathon Man is the 2011 Sahara Race – 250kms in 7 days – it’s one of the leading 4 Deserts racingtheplanet ultra-marathon adventure series.

And he runs for 2 reasons:

  • to raise money for Facing Africa
  • to encourage other people to run a marathon (Marathon Man says 99% of people could easily run a marathon)

So if you ever see Marathon Man at a running event, be sure to say “Hi” – he’s running for others and that’s a great, great thing.




Finished Ultra Marathon Around Tasmania

by admin on April 28, 2011

I’ve just (yesterday at midday) finished my 1,200 km solo run around Tasmania to raise some money and awareness of Big brothers Big Sisters of Australia.

The Mercury (Hobart’s newspaper) ran a little story on me today here.

Tasmania is amazingly beautiful – my favourite place was the West Coast – and I’d suggest everyone go for a holiday there!



P.S: Will pop up some photos when I have them.


Solo Tasmanian 1,200 km Run

by admin on March 24, 2011

I’m heading to Tasmania at the end of next week to see if I can run around the island – 1,200 km of it – in 27 days.

That’s more than a marathon a day.

I’m looking forward to it.  In particular running through the hundreds of kilometres of wilderness trails. I have just found some yummy Beef Jerky that I am looking forward to trying while I am running.

The training has been interesting to say the least and I’m keen to test myself on lonely days running and running.

Great Support – Thanks

I’ve had some great support from friends as usual, including my friend Diana who has given me a brilliant strapless heart rate monitor today and the kind people who have donated to my fundraising page for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia.

I’m not making a big deal of the fundraising – I figure Australian’s have been hammered this year, and incredibly generous, with the many disasters around the place.

Look forward to updating you when I return.




Jack has been named as one of 4 Finalists for the Young Australian of the Year Award (QLD).

Jack was nominated by the good folk at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia for his community work which has included:

Last year, at 15 years of age, Jack became the youngest person ever to cycle across Australia when he rode from Perth to Surfers Paradise for charity – 4,500 kms in just 30 days – raising $25,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Australia.

Other Charity & Community Work

His charity work also includes the donation and management of the web site for charity cycle, a site that has helped to raise in excess of $200,000 this year for disadvantaged youth.

  • Jack ran the full 2009 Gold Coast marathon and the grueling 96 km Kokoda Challenge in July for charity.
  • He volunteers two weeks of his school holidays each year to a camp for disabled children.
  • He speaks to Scouting groups on the importance of regular exercise and doing your very best.

“…A Special Young Man…”

As legendary Australian cyclist Robbie McEwen said about Jack’s efforts:

“Jack Sinclair is a special young man, who through personal sacrifice, dedication, perseverance and guts is giving his all to support other young Australians.

As a teenager it is easy to be consumed by your interests, wondering what the world is going to do for you.

Jack is different, he’s thinking about and DOING what he can for others in need.”

Winner Announced Thursday November 19

The winner of the Young Australian of the Year Award is announced on Thursday November 19, 2009.


Jack Starts on the Long Way Home

by admin on September 15, 2008

The Gold Coast Bulletin have been great supporters of the ride and published another article about Jack on the 10th September, 2008.

Click this thumbnail on the right to view the full article.



Training Update

by admin on August 4, 2008

July 4, 2008

I’ve had a few people ask me for a training update:

All going great. We’re cycling anywhere between 50-100km most days. Some days hills, some days nice and flat.

Mel and I came home today to find a note from Jack that he’d gone for a ride (which he often does by himself). We zipped out and caught him on a nice climb he does when he only has an hour or so.

Here’s the elevation profile (towards the end of the video you get a good sense of just how steep the climb is):


Jack Gets Featured in Gold Coast Bulletin

by admin on March 12, 2008

March 12, 2008

Here on the Gold Coast the only real daily newspaper is the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Ed Earl covered the launch on Friday and wrote this terrific piece on Jack and the ride. Thanks Ed.

Jack in Gold Coast Bulletin

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