The answer to this question will depend on who you ask. I have been described as the crazy old man, the dedicated sports nut and family man who is always planning the next big event.
The basics are simple: It’s the year 2015 and I am 60, father to 4 girls, married to a superwoman, lived in Sydney for a quarter of my life, but grew up in Queensland. I enjoy all types of exercise but my running career (if you can call it that) has been cut short due to a one of many mountain bike accidents.
I work as an analyst (thoroughly enjoy my Excel spread sheets) to fill in the space between my exercise. When I last checked my running log (Excel spread sheet of course) I have completed 52 ½ Marathons, 13 Marathons, 2 x 24 hour Ultra Marathons, 3 x 12 hour Ultra Marathons, 8 other Ultra Marathons (including 6 – six foot tracks), 5 Ironman Triathlons, several ultra MTB (mountain bike) races and a 9 km Ultra swim.
The next adventure on my journey in life is what my family is calling ‘My Great Outback Adventure’. I’m riding solo on my mountain bike with a single wheel trailer from Darwin to Broome for 21 days. This will definitely be my biggest personal challenge yet. My fantastic quirky pal, Wags has named my bike the ‘The Northern Express’ which is a great name and has stuck with all my family.
I am also an author and art enthusiast. I have two published works, both of which are available on Amazon, and a couple of published poems. I do a lot of drawings, mostly illustrations for my books, simple stuff really.
I like to think of myself as a story teller, and I look forward to sharing my days on the road with you on this blog.