Or – the older I get, the better I was.
Throughout my teenage years and into my twenties running played a significant part in my life. It shaped my attitude to a number of adverse situations I have faced since and I met some lifelong friends along the way (including my wife).
I still like to get out for a run whenever I can (usually in the pre-dawn mornings), though the focus is now much more around maintaining my physical and mental health rather than training to race.
Below is a list of my lifetime best achievements as well as a gallery of some of my favorite photos from when I was racing (there’s not a huge selection as, to be honest, most of my running career was pre-the digital camera era).
Distance Time: Date:
100m 12.54 29/10/87
200m 23.77 11/02/92
400m 52.45 29/01/92
800m 1:54.49 20/02/93
1,000m 2.34 27/02/93
1500m 3:54.71 26/01/91
1 Mile 4:19 ??/??/??
3,000m 8:34.69 23/01/93
5,000m 15:06.94 11/11/89
10,000m 30:48 ??/09/94
Half Marathon 1:13.14 03/10/93
NZ Secondary Schools X-County
- 1985 (Levin) – 7th
- 1986 (Nelson) – 4th
Wellington 5000m Champion (U20) 1989, 1991
Records still held:
Wellington Bays Relay Lap 4 – Scorching Bay to Shelley Bay (4km) 11:58 (1990)
North Island X-Country Championships 1995
Masterton Half-Marathon 1993
800m Wellington 1991
1500m Wellington 1993
North Island x-Country Championships 1993
Wellington Cross Country Championships Masterton 1990
800m Wellington 1993
Wellington Cross Country Championships 1993