Why are you a runner?
Running takes me to a place where I can directly engage with my ability to sustain an effort; it allows me to transparently test the degree to which I can handle pain and pressure. Often it’s unforgiving, but it’s also satisfying, and sometimes it’s even transcendental.
What are your personal bests?
5k: 18.50; 10k: 39.35; Half: 1.27.14; Mara: 3.20.27.
How many marathons/half marathons have you run?
4 half marathons, 1 marathon. My first and only marathon was the Carcoar Cup Running Festival — a very hilly one run mostly on unsealed road. I’m looking to do my first flat road marathon in January 2018 in Hobart.
What running moment are you most proud of?
Though I ran a bit in high school (now more than 15 years ago), I’ve only been organised with my running for about a year — since August 2016. In that time, I was thrilled to have a great City2Surf race in 2017.
How do you stay motivated to keep running?
I set clear weekly mileage goals. At the moment I’m running 80 kms per week. Sometimes it’s just about getting it done. Within the confines of a weekly goal, you can move around the efforts. I know of some runners who run to monthly goals.