Sport: Ultra Running
Sporting Accomplishment: Coast to Kosciusko record holder and winner 2011, 2012 & 2013, 2 times Australian representative for 24HR World Championships.
How did you get into your sport: I have been running ever since I was a kid and after a bit of a break got back into it about 8 years ago. I worked my way up from 10kms to marathon to ultra marathons and now 24hr racing.
Hardest thing about your sport: The mental side of it. For long events you need a strong focus and a desire to get the most out of your body.
What does your regular training week consists of: I train specifically for the next target race so it is either long trail runs or trying to find somewhere flat to knock out an 80km training run. Living in the Blue Mountains I can’t avoid stairs so there are plenty of those and lots of big hills to train hard on.
How do you keep motivated: I make sure I take at least a month off running at the end of my season to recharge the batteries and I spread a few big A races across the year to train and peak for.
Goals (Future Plans and Career expectations): My next A race is the 24Hr Australian Championships in April which will have the strongest field in Australia for a long time. I have a few overseas ultras that I would like to race but I have to see how kind the lottery gods are. There will be plenty of local racing like 6foot track and the Running Wild series of trail races.
Best piece of advice you have been given: Keep moving forward.