James Goodman

Far North Queensland Smiddy Challenge 2021

My reasons ....

In the early 2000's, I used to swim with a guy - Adam.  He was a friendly bloke, good natured and good fun.

Adam was also a talented athlete.  And committed, because he was ALWAYS at morning squad.

Except then one day he wasn't. And he wasn't there the next day either, or the one after that.

I found out a few months later Adam had suffered a relapse of cancer, and died very soon after. He was 26.


I'm one of the lucky ones ....... I've never had cancer. Nor have I seen someone close to me succumb to cancer before their time.

But I've seen the impact cancer has had on those around me. Prostate, brain, skin, breast, lung: those with the dreaded disease have sufferd, and with them their families too.  Young, middle aged and old.  It can and does strike anyone at any time. 

So I'm doing something to make an impact for cancer research - raising funds for the work of Mater Research. They're a genuinely world -class research institute that’s investing in some promising work into the treatment and prevention of cancer. 

I'm doing this a little bit in memory of that good natured guy in my swim squad - Adam Smiddy. But much more, I'm doing it for those who are impacted by cancer now, and those who will be in the future.  

This is something that requires my commitment and our committment.  The fewer of us cancer touches, the better.

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$171.60

Paul Tredenick

All The best for the ride, good to catch up Friday.

$57.20

The Tax Tribe

$100

Ryan And Suzy Nixon

Have a great time James

$208

S Bristow

Good on you Goody. Enjoy the ride (as best you can).

$2.52k

Scott & Steph

Enjoy the hills and embrace the Smiddy culture

$107

Brucequarterman@gmail.com

Ride safely mate, enjoy the beautiful FNQ and have fun. cheers BQ

$1.5k

Goodman Foundation

$192.40

Scott Andrew Govenlock

$52

James Goodman

XXS Singlet Donation

$223.60

Doug Graham

$52

John Lacey

Goody. All the best mate. Thank you for sharing your journey with us

$85

Bashford

Love your work!!

$111.28

Personal Risk Professsionals

Good on you James for this fund raising effort not to mention to ride ahead of you. All the best.

$104

Mr Peter Harman

Well Done!

$322.40

Babs

Great work Goody!

$444

James Goodman

$90

Jimmy Sharman

Well done Goody, great effort! and a fantastic story to boot thank you

$156

Peter Oxenham

$46.80

Steve Glover

Well done Goodie! Top effort

$83.20

Scott Mcconnel

Thanks for sharing Goody

$52

Andrew Bruce

Good one Goody!

$15

James Goodman

$115

Roger Taylor