Sport: Endurance running
Sporting Accomplishment: 2 x 100km World Championships representative. 2:24:36 marathon. Australian record holder for 6 hours running (85.037km)
How did you get into your sport: As a way to keep active and stay out of trouble during my school years. I naturally gravitated to running as it was always an indicator of the work that goes in behind the scenes. Often, a sports team can play well, while a few players do most of the work and some others ride off the good player’s’ talent. I find running always rewards those who work hard.
Hardest thing about your sport: What does your regular training week consists of: The hardest part of the sport is the really long runs. Time can be sparse and the really long runs take lots of time, can be really fatiguing and can bring some of the best trained athletes battling.
How do you keep motivated: Having a clear goal is a big motivator. I also use social groups to keep the everyday runs interesting, as well as group workouts. It can be lonely when you run 50-60km solo without natures trails.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations): Top 10 in the 2018 100km World Championships. Sub 6:40 for 100km. Kona Iroman. Sub 2:20 marathon.
Best piece of advice you have been given: Listen to your body. Don’t be afraid to take a rest day after enduring events.