His first major event for the 2016 year was the Mackay Marina Run Half Marathon. He finished 5th overall and 1st in his age category. This event was held on the 5th of June.
The next event he competed in was on the 26th June which was the Whitehaven Beach Half Marathon. Shawn finished 2nd overall in this race in a time of 1.25 (which was nothing special).
The following week on the 3rd July Shawn ran in the Gold Coast Half Marathon in a time of 1.18 which gained him 5th place in his age category.