Andrew Howard

Noosa Triathlon 2020

Why I Tri

For some crazy reason I've committed to being part of Team Smiddy at the 2020 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival.

A few days after I complete lap 44 in the race of my life, I'll be taking on a 1500m swim, 40km ride and 10km run! Yes, I'll be pushing my body, that was not built for doing a triathon, to the limit.

Why am I taking on this challenge?

13 years ago I had a melanoma on my lower back, it scared the shit out of me. Luckily for me and my family, Dr Quinn and his specialist team got it all but I live my life very aware of the risks of melanoma. Others are not so lucky and it's because of this that I'm committed to the long, hard road to fight cancer. 

I have never done a triathon before but as I'm enjoying a midlife health kick I determined to do the Noosa Triathon and do it well. I'm aiming to raise a minimum of $3,000($1K for each leg of the tri) to fund ground-breaking research at Mater into the causes, prevention and treatment of various types of cancer.

And this is where I need your help. Just seeing me in Lycra has got to be at least worth a lobster ($20) so come on make a donation. I need to fit into the Lycra, do the swim, the run and then the bike ride you just need to click on the link to flick the charity some much money to save people's lives.

Will you support my fundraising by making a donation today?

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors


Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors Parramatta

Great cause!


Angela Paranchi

Good luck Andrew. Great cause


Caroline Donohue

Impressive work Andrew.


Trine Barter

I also beat Melanoma and know how lucky we are! Good on you for committing the cause!



Good Luck, such a great cause !


Tom Smith

$20 to not see you in Lycra..... Best wishes - i won't say "have fun"!


Jani Family

Good luck Andrew, awesome effort


Vanessa Lenthall


Marc & Meg De Angelis

We love this charity and cause and all the wonderful people. Great charity to help out xx



Good luck Andrew!


Maria Watkins

Very proud of your determination and heartfelt intentions.




Sammy Mcgahan

Amazing achievement and unbelievable focus and determination. What an amazing role model you are for my god children. Go hubby!


Sally Brasher

Best of luck!


Luke Dean

This is awesome! Good luck mate


Fiona & Christian Howard

Congrats on your transition from Phil Kearns to Grant Kenny! Train hard, play hard for a great cause!


Stefan Ben

run like the wind


Crackerman Electrical

Good work mate.


Marie-louise Howard

Very proud of your effort. Excellent cause


Todd & Jo Heffernan


Maz Creagh

Anything for a man in Lycra! Good job.


Damian Williams

Shoulders back and keep your knees up son!




Liney Manning

Great thing for you to do, Andrew. I’m sure you will be a great success - have fun too.


Tim & Tania Condon

Good luck AH from the Condons


Rusty And Jennii Johnson


Pru & James Hannon

You'll absolutely smash this Andrew! Great cause and enjoy all the training! Love Pru & James xox