Participant Story: Team Mo-Town Men

Participant Story: Team Mo-Town Men

Dec 06, 2022

A father, son and friend team will be taking on the 2023 SunSmart Busselton 100!

The Mo-Town Men team were formed in mid-2022 over a few beers at the Morawa Country Football Club, 350km North East of Perth. The team is made up of local legend Milton Milloy, his son Richard Milloy, and friend Shane Major.

All three members had been involved in the WA Country Football League for many years before trying their hand at endurance sports.

Shane is an avid cyclist, having completed the West Cycle 3 Dams Challenge an impressive three times, the Kalamunda 100 twice, and the MSWA Great Ocean Ride and Back Roads Gravel race once.

Rich is an experienced swimmer and long course triathlete. He has completed the Rottnest Channel Swim as a soloist, in a duo, and as a paddler several times. Rich is a three time Busselton IRONMAN 70.3 finisher, and has also completed both the Sunshine Coast IM 70.3 and Cairns IRONMAN.

Milton has unfortunately grappled with a range of health conditions over the past 15 years, including bowel cancer, a triple bypass after a heart attack, and several joint replacements. This didn’t stop him, and spurred on by his son Rich and granddaughter Emi, Milton has completed the Busselton Jetty Swim twice.

Competing in endurance events has become a tradition for the Milloy family, and Rich says they are excited to tackle the SunSmart Busselton 100 next.

“My dad, my daughter, and I race in the [Busselton] Jetty Swim every year,” said Rich

“We’ve chosen the challenge of the Busso 100 this season because I wanted my Dad to experience the thrill and atmosphere of a long-distance tri event. Plus the opportunity to compete alongside my old school friend Shane was too good to say no to!

“We’re all most looking forward to inspiring our children & grandchildren (for Milton) as well as family and friends. We want to prove that when you apply yourself to something, it’s absolutely achievable,” said Rich.

Feeling inspired? Entries to the SunSmart Busselton 100 are open. Challenge yourself today.