9th Western States Endurance Run, USA - 2015;
2nd Buffalo Stampede - 2015;
2nd The North Face 100 - 2014;
3rd Buffalo Stampede - 2014;
1st Kedumba Half Marathon - 2014;
1st Galston Gut Buster 8 km - 2014;
7th Six Foot Track Marathon - 2014;
3rd Knapsack Lap Race - 2014;
8th World Ultra Trail Championship - 2013;
1st Carcoar Marathon - 2013;
1st Narrowneck Night Run - 2013;
3rd The North Face 100km - 2012;
3rd Bogong to Hotham - 2012;
1st Kedumba Half Marathon - 2011;
1st Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon - 2011;
3rd Sydney Striders 10k - 2011;
1st Inov-8 Coastal Classic 29km - 2011;
1st Mt Wilson to Bilpin 35km - 2011;
29th City 2 Surf - 2011;
2nd Canberra 50km - 2011;
5th Six Foot Track 45km - 2011;
2nd SAN Run for life 10k - 2010;
2nd Sydney Striders 10k, February, April and October - 2010;
10th Melbourne Marathon - 2009;
3rd Mt Wilson to Bilpin 35km - 2009;
2nd NSW athletics road relays (4x4km) - 2009;
31st Australian Cross Country Championships Geelong - 2008;
2nd Woodford to Glenbrook - 2008;
6th NSW cross country championships, Nowra - 2008;
13th SMH Half Marathon, Sydney - 2008;
3rd Canberra Marathon - 2008;
1st Orange Half Marathon - 2008;
NSW 10,000m Championships, SOPAC - 2008;
NSW 5,000m Championships, SOPAC - 2008;
3rd Australian Marathon Championships, Sydney Marathon - 2007;
31st City 2 Surf - 2007;
4th Sydney Striders 10k - 2007;
5th Bay Run - 2007;
2nd NSW Athletics Road Relays (4x4km) - 2007;
1st Sydney Striders 10k - 2007;
1st Bathurst Half Marathon - 2007;
Enter Feature Blurb
Greatest sporting achievement:
Representing Australia in Mountain and Ultra Running.
Best piece of advice you have ever been given:
Even if you think you have nothing left in a race, you can always find something if you have to.
Favourite Endura product and why:
Vanilla Optimizer, the perfect base for a recovery smoothie and a great source of fuel for longer Ultras.
How did you get into your chosen sport?
I started running as a way to get some fitness and I was always drawn to the longer events. After running many on-road Marathons I moved into the world of Trail Running and Ultra Marathons as a way to find new challenges. It’s a good reason to spend more time in the mountains.
What do you normally eat and drink on a typical training day?
My basic diet is pretty varied and I snack on lots of fruit and nuts during the day. Although I love spicy food, I try to stay clear of it before a tough session or race. I also use Endura Rehydration and Optimizer after my hard sessions to help recover as quickly as possible.
Where will we find you when you are not training or competing?
Chasing my kids around, they keep me pretty busy.
What is your best training tip?
Consistency in training - building week-on-week over a long period of time brings results.
How long would you normally spend training each week?
About 12 hours.
What is your favourite 'before race' meal?
I usually just eat a banana, but sometimes I’ll have toast with honey.
Best nutritional advice?
As far as Ultras are concerned, you should try a few different things to see what works for you. Just because a nutrition plan works for one person, doesn’t mean it will work for you.
How do you stay motivated with training?
The training is all about preparing for a race and it’s the racing that I love. I know each training session is a step to achieving a goal, so that makes it easier to get out there each day.
The thing I love the most about being an athlete is...
I love the feeling of training hard for an event, then achieving the goal I was aiming for.
What is a common mistake made in your sport?
Trying new things on race day. Turning up for a race in new gear or with a new nutrition plan is not usually a good idea.
Toughest experience in your career / What have you learnt from it?
In most Ultra Marathons there is a point where I’ll be feeling pretty low. I’ve learnt that at these times it’s important to keep moving and be positive and things will usually turn around.
In five years time I will be...
Trying my best to keep up with the younger guys coming through.
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
I’m pretty busy with work and family, so planning my sessions is important - because if I miss a session I know I won’t have time to make it up. Another key is training with a good group of runners - it helps to keep things interesting.
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