Mike was a late starter to athletics, joining Northern Suburbs in his early 40’s in 1982. He was competing in Veterans athletics when Dick Ayling (who Mike had come 2nd to in the State titles) suggested that he join Northern Suburbs in order to compete at Saturday track and field.
Mike’s talent in sprints and jumps combined with a high level of fitness and motivation saw him compiling many points. He has won the Club Consistency for highest points at interclub twice and always figures prominently in point’s tallies. Mike has a swag of medals of all colours won at State and National level and has competed at many World Masters Championships.
Mike was a great administrator for the sport having been Treasurer of the club for several years as well as many years on the committee. Mike produced an excellent monthly newsletter of club activities from 1986 to 1991Mike has received a merit award from SAB in recognition of a great contribution on and off the track. In 2000 he was awarded Australian Masters Athletics “Most Outstanding Athlete” in recognition of his outstanding performances in hurdles at State, National and World levels. Mike is currently the Masters Australian Record holder in the 300 metres hurdles.