Pure Athletes

We're proud to support a number of Australian athletes of all ages, across a wide variety of sports, as they work towards their goals. Just a selection of PURE sponsored athletes are profiled below. Use the application form to apply for our sponsorship & ambassador program. APPLY NOW

Renee Baker



1. Name: Renee Baker
2. Age: 32
3. Home location: Perth
4. Sport: Triathlon
5. Profession and educational background: Bachelor of Science / Nursing
6. Sports participated in: Triathlon
7. Years in current sport: 6 years amateur 2 years professional
8. Social Media: Instagram: @Renee__Baker, Facebook: Renee Baker Professional Athlete, Twitter: @Renee___Baker
9. What are your main events over the next 12-24 months? World Champs 2016
10. What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports? World Champs, 2nd on Korea 70.3 2015
11. What would be your ultimate achievement? Podium at home in busselton 70.3
12. How often do you train? 20-25 hrs per week
13. Why is nutrition important for you to your performance? Being an endurance athlete nutrition is the key to a good race. It is crucial to performance.

Penny Brown

Name: Penny Brown
Age: 30
Home location: Melbourne, Aus. Where else can you train for all conditions in just one day….?
Sport: Triathlon – Ironman these days
Profession and educational background: Teacher
Sports participated in: Grew up playing basketball – I was going to be the next Michelle Timms…then I discovered distance running and triathlon.
Years in current sport: 9 years
What are your main events over the next 12-24 months? Sunshine Coast Marathon, potentially Busselton Ironman!
What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports? Reaching the pinnacle of Ironman triathlon in completing Kona, Hawaii. More importantly, arriving to race week having had completed a successful – yet - mentally and physically difficult lead up in training throughout Melbourne winter to reach my physical peak. Despite the thorough preparation, race week can be unforgiving and unpredictable, especially in a foreign country. However, I was content in knowing I had done my best leading up to the race, and whatever happens on race day…happens. It was one of the hottest days on record and I was stoked with my result, finishing in 10hrs 56mins.
What would be your ultimate achievement? Doing an Ironman when I’m old and grey. Like…really old.
How often do you train? Between 6-10 session p/wk, depending on the race.
How do you nutritionally fuel before/during/after events? Before an Ironman; 2x crumpets with jam, banana and yoghurt on top! Hydration is key too, taking in PURE electrolyte hydration two days prior. During a race; a mixture of gels, bars, electrolyte, straight up salt (!) and honey sandwiches. After; proper protein then a cold beer.
Why is nutrition important for you to your performance? Ironman distance racing is a grueling event even with the most stringent of nutrition plans. The best advice my coach has given me is to train as you will race. It’s important to stick to your training plan as well as your nutrition plan leading into major endurance events. Don’t give your body any surprises on race day. Keep surprises for Christmas Day.
Pure Sports Nutrition
What PURE products do you incorporate into your day, training and racing, and when? During long rides I like to keep my PureSport CamelBak bidons filled with pineapple flavoured PURE electrolyte. Post ride smoothies filled with the goodness of whey protein concentrate. Organic Vanilla and Honey is delish!
What is your favourite PURE product and why? I have tried many recovery based proteins but genuinely believe the PURE Whey Protein has the ideal mix of protein and carbohydrates for optimal recovery. It doesn’t leave you feeling bloated from too many CHO and tastes brilliant. Instagram:@pb_brown Twitter: @PennyBBrown

Katarina Osadchuk

Katarina Osadchuk is 23 years old and currently a member of the Australian Women’s Volleyroos. Before she got into her main sport of volleyball she was a swimmer and water polo player. She was a national finalist in swimming and state champion in water polo. However it was volleyball she pursued as a career. Her list of achievemnts in volleyball is extensive. Domestically she has been national champion several times (both junior and senior years). She was on the national junior and youth team since 2007, and became a member of the Women’s indoor Volleyroos in 2011. Since then she has travelled all around the world playing for Australia in Asian Championships, numerous VTV Cups, World Grand Prix qualifiers and eventually World Grand Prix (2014 and 2015). In addition to this she has played college in Canada where she was a statistical leader in Canada West and CIS. Currently she is playing professional volleyball overseas. In 2013 she played in Sweden. And last year she was crowned Polish Champion in 1st League Women’s indoor Volleyball. And is going back to Poland to hopefully repeat the result for the second year running.

Morgan Riemer

My name is Morgan Riemer and I’m 19 years old. I am from Bundaberg and relocated to the Gold Coast in 2014 to further my rowing career. I began rowing in my final year of school in 2014, and since have grown to love the sport, making the switch from an athletics background at National Level. 2016 brought a lot of success, coming away with a Gold medal at QLD States Champs, NSW State Champs, and a Silver medal at Nationals Champs in the Womens U21 Single Scull. In April I accheived one of my goals to receive an invite to the 2016 AUS team selection trials. I was then successful in gaining selection in the U21 Australian Team to compete in the second part of the Trans-Tasman Series in New Zealand, where Australia claimed victory, and claiming back the Rusty Robertson Trophy.

Anna Jefferies

I am based in Brisbane and represent Australia in ITU triathlon (short-course). I have been training in triathlon for five years and have been pro since 2013. Last year I completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and it was an easy decision to put further study on hold to be a full time athlete to follow my passion and achieve some big goals. This year I have a busy race schedule with elite Australian races, then overseas for the European season before coming back for U23/Elite Duathlon World Champs. I love that PURE come back to basics using natural ingredients that are free from dairy, gluten, fructose and other unnecessary additives... and taste great! I believe that optimal hydration and nutrition plays a very important part in performance and recovery. PURE is perfect for me as I have significant sensitivities and follow a strict diet.

Lisa Hohn

My name is Lisa Hohn and I have been playing, and enjoying, Netball since I was eight years old. My love of the sport has grown over the years from playing the game, to coaching and managing teams. I play both outdoor netball (like the one you most often see on the TV) and indoor netball (which has nets surrounding the court). In the past two years, my netball achievements have been my best yet including being named as a shadow player for the Queensland mixed indoor team in 2013 and then being named in both the Queensland indoor and outdoor, mixed teams in 2014 and again this year. My game has progressed since playing at a competitive level throughout my high school years through to the year I turned 21 and made my first Queensland indoor team and was later named as a shadow player for the Australian side. I truly believe that with age and experience, I know more about the sport and more about myself as a player. I have become my most dedicated to achieving my goals as a player and playing to the best of my ability. I feel that I am presently at my strongest, both mentally and physically, and this year I am hoping for great things in my netball career. Keep watching this space :)

Kelly Drenth

My name is Kelly Drenth, I am 19 years old and a current member of the Under 21 Australian Rowing Team based in Brisbane, Queensland. I have been rowing since the age of 13 however only recently has my career in rowing kicked off after winning silver in the women's pair at the Australian National Championships in March 2016, leading to receiving an invitation for selection trials in April. From trials I was then selected with my teammate on the Under 21 Australian Rowing Team which has become an exciting journey to train at this higher level and compete in the Trans-Tasman Regatta against New Zealand. It is a two leg competition, the first being in Sydney where I placed 3rd in the women's pair, and 1st in both the women's four and eight. The team and I will then head to New Zealand 2 months later in September to compete again where we will hopefully maintain our winning position. This is only the beginning to achieve my dream of making it to the world rowing stage.

Emma Quinn

My name is Emma, I am 28 and live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. I am a qualified Cardiac Scientist as well as a coach with T Zero Multisport. I have been involved with the sport of triathlon for 8 years now. From 2009-2013 I was fortunate enough to race around the world representing Australia at 5 ITU World Championships as an age group athlete. This was an amazing experience and I am so grateful for the places this sport has taken me. In 2013 I stepped up to the 70.3 distance and have completed Busselton and was lucky enough to win the Inaugural Challenge Gold Coast in 2014. Eight months ago we welcomed into the world our first little one and I am now in the process of (attempting to) return to top level age group racing. Two weeks ago I won my age group at Mooloolaba Triathlon and I am so thrilled and excited to be on board the Pure Sport Hydration team and I look forward to having the support of such wonderful Nutritional products as I head back into 70.3 racing.

Tamsyn Moana-Veale

In my first year with Jamie Turner's Wollongong Wizards squad in 2011, Jamie coached me to an Australian Junior Championship title, Junior European Cup wins, top 10 finishes at World Cups and Continental Cup podiums as well as taking me overseas to the Basque Country in northern Spain for 5 months of the year. I officially became a member of the NSW Institute of Sport in 2011. 2013 marked my first year as an U/23 and elite athlete, where I earnt a start in the World Triathlon Series in Stockholm, gained my first World Cup Podium in Palamos and claimed my first Elite European Conti Cup victory in Cremona. 2014 and 2015 were hampered by injury, but I was able to race my second World Series in Auckland, gain a top 5 finish at the Chendgu World Cup and finish 2nd in my first Div 1, German Bundesliga race in Kraichgau. In 2015 also I claimed the title of 'Basque Queen' after taking out all the early season races in the local Basque region in Northern Spain. In 2016 I came back from an injury in March to finish 6th in my first ITU European Cup in 2 years and later in the year take the win in the Oceania Cup in Tahiti. I was also welcomed into the Taranaki Toa whanau, a New Zealand based training group supporting Maori in triathlon and encouraging a healthy lifestyle in the community. In 2017 I look at building towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2020 Olympics.

Peter Suridge

I am a 36 Year old, working in IT Support, who loves trail running and looking to get more heavily involved in Ultra Running and Fast Packing. I am the father of 2 children, Connor (14) and Evie (7) to my partner Juanita who also enjoys Trail running. Together we have entered and completed some amazing races in our short time in the sport. We have only been running since 2013 and are always on the lookout for new and exciting races and events to enter and be involved with. I have competed in the following events:-  Kokoda Challenge Brisbane (30km) 2014 – Placing 43rd Overall and 18th 2 Person Team in 5 hours 17 minutes  Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast 2014 (96km) – Withdrew at 60km  Australian Outback Marathon 2014 – My 1st AIMS Measured Half Marathon – Placing 17th in 1:51:25  Brisbane Half Marathon 2014 – in 1:47:45  Beerwah @ Night (30km) 2015 – in 4 hours 9 minutes.  Kokoda Challenge Toowoomba (30km) 2015 – Placing 10th Overall and 5th 2 Person Team in 5 hours 23 minutes  Kokoda Challenge Brisbane (30km) 2015 – Placing 9th Overall and 3rd 2 Person Team in 4 hours 13 minutes– using Pure as my hydration/electrolytes  Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast 2015 – Completed in 19 hours 21minutes Placing 12th Overall and 9th Complete Team of 4 – Pure was my hydration and Electrolyte of choice!  Wild Earth Coastal High 50 2015 – Completed in 8 hours 49 mins with an Injury – Using Pure as my hydration/electrolytes

Tinka Easton

Name: Tinka Easton
Age: 20
Home location: NSW
Sport: Judo
Profession and educational background: HSC – 2014. Currently studying at the University of Wollongong
Sports participated in: Judo
Years in current sport: 10 (Started in 2006)
What are your main events over the next 12-24 months? Junior European Cup Paks Hungary – July 8th- 10th, Junior European Cup Gdynia Poland – July 15th-17th, Melbourne International Open – August 12th-14th, Asian Open Taipei – September 3rd-4th, Sydney International Open – September 11, ACT International open - Febuary 2017, Queensland International Open – March 2017, Oceania Championships – April 2017, Australian National Championships – June 2017.
In the next 12- 24 months I hope to be selected for high level international events with the Australian Senior team, including the World Judo Championships in 2017 or 2018.
What is your biggest accomplishment in your sports?
Being selected for and competing at the Junior World Judo Championships in 2015, and also being a part of the Australian women’s team who came 7th overall in the teams event.
Being 4x Junior (u21) National Champion.
Achieving my 1st Dan blackbelt in 2014.
What would be your ultimate achievement?
My ultimate achievement would be getting selected for and medalling at the Olympic Games.
How often do you train?
I do Judo 4 times a week and my own strength and conditioning 4-5 times a week (running and weights)
How do you nutritionally fuel before/during/after events?
The night before a Judo tournament after weigh in I drink Pure Electrolyte Hydration (pineapple) and eat a big bowl of pasta to fuel up for competition day. During tournaments I drink pure electrolyte hydration and snack on high carbohydrate snacks to keep me going.
Why is nutrition important for you to your performance?
For me, nutrition is like any othe aspect of training. To perform well I need to eat healthy food with all the nutrients I need to perform at my best. During training Pure helps to keep me hydrated so I can push harder and train for longer.

Tyrone Staben

I first began Taekwondo when I was 8 years to improve my coordination because I was having learning and development issues at school. Within a year I had joined the competition team and began to compete soon after. This was when my passion for Taekwondo had begun. We (myself and my family) never thought that my future in the sport was going to be so bright at that time, and now here I am competing at an international level thanks to my family, friends and trainers.

Jarrad Bolton

My name is Jarrad Bolton, I am an age grouper in the sport of Triathlon. I live in a small country town called Margaret River WA. I am only new to this sport after taking it up just 2 years ago, since then the bug has grown bigger then I could have ever thought. Now I am living a dream and hopefully the dream can only expand. I have raced everything from short distance to full ironman distance in the 2 years. ​My 2 years in the sport has included a total of 4 olympic distance podiums across Perth, for my age group of 25-29 years. Since these races I have advanced to racing Ironman 70.3 races. With in a year I completed a total of 4 races, 1 of which was the 70.3 world champs in Austria earlier this year. My latest race ironman 70.3 taiwan I finished 4th in age group and received my first 70.3 trophy. I have dreams of achieving higher and maybe one day turing PRO! Over the next 12 months i have an Australian summer of racing including several olympic distances, 70.3's and full ironman. The biggest highlight of next year is the 70.3 world championships in Queensland Australia 2016. ​

Manue Hooper-Bue

Manue Hooper-Bue is a fun, passionate and successful age-group triathlete living in Perth, Western Australia. She is currently focusing on long distance races (Ironman and 70.3 Ironman) and is loving the challenges of balancing a busy family, training and work life. "I discovered triathlon when I was living in the UK and turned it into a passion and lifestyle once I moved to Australia, developing from short distances to 70.3 and then full IM distances which I found to be the distance I love! Nothing beats the amazing feeling of pushing your body to the limit, surrounded by like-minded crazy people! I wouldn't be able to get through training and up to the start line in tip top condition without my fantastic crew who keeps me fit, safe, healthy, energised and sane ;-) Pure Sports Nutrition products are my go-to for fab taste hydration and yummy recovery!"

Lil Mutton

Name: Lil Mutton Age: 27 Home Location: Canberra Sport: Off Road Triathlon Professional and educational background: I have a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Exercise Science, and have just started my Masters in High Performance Sport. I currently work as a Sports Administrator. Sports Participated in: Off Road Triathlon, Triathlon and field hockey Years in current sport: 4 years in triathlon, 2 years in off road triathlon. I have played hockey my whole life. Socia Media: instagram @lil_mich_ What are your main events over the next 12 months: Age group world Champs for Off Road triathlon and Aquathon What is your biggest accomplishment in you sports: 3rd place at 2016 age group world championships What would be your ultimate achievement: 1st place at age group world championships for off road triathlon. How often of you train: 20-25hrs a week Why is nutrition important for you and your performance: With a high training load recovery is important, along with performance. The right nutrition helps me complete multiple sessions per day and still maintain high quality sessions. Plus Pure tastes delicious!

Mobius Future Racing

mobius Future Racing (mFR) are a Sydney based National Road Series (NRS) team focused on achieving results at a national level and providing a progression pathway for its riders. After a strong first season in the NRS , finishing 8th and the highest ranked NSW based team, mFR now supports an exciting roster of riders with the attitude, and ability, to continue succeeding at the highest level. Already home of a world champion, junior oceania champions, junior national champions and multiple Australia and New Zealand national representatives on the road and track. In addition to the core NRS squad, the team also includes a development arm which provides support and racing opportunities for talented young riders. In 2016, the goal of the team is to achieve a top 5 NRS team ranking, win races and provide European racing opportunities for riders who are ready to make the next step.

The Veloroos

The Veloroos are a female cycling team based in Sydney, Australia. In June 2015 they were the first all-female Australian team to compete in the 4878km Race Across America (RAAM), commonly known as the world’s toughest bike race. The Veloroos won their category, broke a 19 year old record and their crew awarded the Lee Mitchell Prize for best crew, all in the worst conditions the race had seen for a decade. 2016 sees the team turn their eye to more local endurance cycling events and triathlons (all members have represented Australia at past World Championships), supporting female participation in cycling, as well as continuing to champion their charity affiliations, Tour de Cure (cancer prevention) and The Amy Gillett Foundation (cycle safety). Watch the preview to their documentary RAAM BAM THANK YOU MAM.

PodiumLife Elite Cycling Team

The Podium Life powered by Espresso Garage Brisbane racing team was launched in 2015 and competed in our first team elite level racing series. Our team produced some fantastic results due to their dedication in training and their commitment to the team and our sponsors. Richie Gooding, Sean Trainor, Ryan MacNicol, Tom Hagansen, Steve Mullins, Paul Fleuren, Stephen North, Joris Van Der Tang, Neil Shannon, Luke Cunningham

Davey Black Fitness

Davey Black Fitness is a Triathlon Club and Fitness Studio for all fitness levels. Our coaches are highly qualified and leaders in their field, but they never forget where they started. All members of all levels of fitness are welcomed with open arms and coached with just as much attention as every other member of the Davey Black Fitness Team. Fitness Simplified Website

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