Case study

Olympic marathon star joins runner for ultimate fan experience

The Brief

Olympic star Jess Trengove to join Tina's husband Simon on a 10km run in Adelaide for his birthday and provide insights on successful marathon running.

Olympic marathon star joins runner for ultimate fan experience


    Simon Laudonia is a passionate long-distance runner who covers a whopping 100km per week.

    His wife Tina decided that the perfect gift for her marathon-obsessed husband was a run-around Adelaide with Olympian and local legend Jessica Trengove.

    Tina approached Pickstar with her idea, and staff helped her set a budget and fine-tune her brief. The pitch was then sent to Jess through the Pickstar system. Jess loved the unique idea and agreed to help Tina give Simon the ultimate birthday surprise.


      Simon was over the moon when he realised he was about to run with Jessica, and Tina couldn't have been happier with the day!

      "Simon really enjoyed the experience and really appreciated all the advice Jess provided to him. Jess was very accommodating and answered all his questions and was kind enough to give Simon some merchandise too."

      "We thank Jess Trengove very much for her time and wish her all the best for the future. We will be cheering her on for all her future races!

      "Thanks also to Pickstar for making it happen. The process was quick and easy."

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