Left Foot, Right Foot, Stumble, Butt Slide, Left Foot, Right Foot, Repeat. It was a cool and crisp winter morning as I drove my car along the same route I’d travelled year after year to work. Mindlessly letting the fields, tractors and occasional rogue cow roll past my window, whilst not really listening to another comedy series podcast that was well past is used by date. My thoughts were further afield, specifically to the half marathon I had signed up for which was to tak
It had been a long day, month and year and if I’m honest - I was finally at the better end of a time in my life that had challenged me beyond any I could ever comprehend. I was forced to face adversity at its finest. It was a year of loss and grief, hurt & anguish, and best of all of self-discovery. It was a year of letting go of absolutely everything that I had dedicated my existence to, to start again. Of course, at that time of confusion, I couldn't see what was ahead of m
I started my running journey basically to lose weight and gain some fitness back after having two kids (30kg down to date). I hated running, hated the idea of it and I was no good at it. Once I started and started pushing myself I unlocked this whole new world within myself, a world of capabilities and not being good at something but still giving it your best each and every day. A world of sanity, peace, love for myself and freedom. My most peaceful and relaxing part of my d
1. Name or Nickname : The Seagull 2. When did you start running and why? The first ‘run’ I recall was ‘fanging’ it out of the back gate of school as soon as my parents dropped me off at the front gate…. My real passion for running started around 2014 when I elevated my obstacle race training and added more running. 3. What do you love most about running? Connection - when you capture one of those sublime moments when you realise where you really are, when you REALLY connect w
I used to be a runner in my 30s. Not too bad - I was never going to get selected to run at the Olympics but I was decent. I ran a 1:40 half marathon, was fit, strong and active. I played State Grade squash and could run around with the kids and almost anyone else. But, within a few years the shit hit the fan. By the time I was in my mid 40s my weight had steadily eased from the low 80s to the 90s and over the 100s, settling a little under 110kg. My work life was busy but pret
1. Name or Nickname?
Macca. I've been Macca since Prep, and I've got close mates who don't know my real name!
2. When did l start running and why?
When my marriage went south, I needed to do something to occupy myself. PTR member Cristie kept at me to do Parkrun, so it started from there.
3. What do you love most about running?
I hate running. I hate the lead up. I hate the run itself. If my body wasn't so good at producing post-run rush chemicals, I wouldn't do it!
1. Name or Nickname: Stanners 2. When did you start running and why? The fact is I use to detest running. When I met Lisa, I was very active at the gym, mountain biking and generally staying active in life. 5 years ago I weighed about 120kgs, due to poor diet and in a slump in life, to this day, photos of those times are still my motivation. My first running event was at the Trail Running Series at Studley Park in 2015, initially I was just going to support Lisa but decided t
1. Name or Nickname? Tim, Timbo or Baldy. 2. When did l start running and why? I had always wanted to go to Mt Everest base camp. One day down at the fish n chip shop my brothers and I starting talking about going. One of my brother's said to me I needed to drop some weight and get fit. The seed had been planted, that was April 2009. I started running after work with my mate who was a marathon runner and not long after that I had signed up for the Melbourne half marathon. 3.
What an inspirational lady. 1. Name or Nickname: Kelly 2. When did you start running and why?
I started running to escape physical and emotional violence in 2009. The time out of the house was time I could focus on myself and it helped me to realise I was strong and capable of doing anything I set my mind to. Due to injury, I stopped in 2012, and started up again properly in 2015. Running has helped me overcome a lot of grief, and given me drive. Since then, I've ran 9 marat
Andrew organizes weekend runs with some amazing photos, and most likely to include cake or a good bbq at the end. 1. Name or Nickname : Andrew or Andy 2. When did you start running and why?
About 2 years ago when Sharon and Maureen told me about how good trail running was. At the time I’d just lost 17kg [because I was fed up of getting rolled back into the water by Greenpeace after having a surf.] 3. What do you love most about running?
1st - The great company on the runs