Athletes

Steve Ricketts -far right (3023) with some running mates

mg_jpmWhat is your age? 37

 

What is your job? I'm a Systems Analyst for an investment technology provider. There are a lot of runners and triathletes at the company - it's great competition.

 

What do you do for fun? Running seems to occupy most of my free time at the moment but usually I also enjoy swimming, cycling, bushwalking and the great Australian outdoors in general.

When did you start running? I lapsed between school cross country back in Scotland and turning 30 which is when I stopped smoking and started giving distance running a proper go.

 

What time are you aiming for with your next event? Will this be your personal best or your debut at the distance? This is my second marathon and I am better prepared for this one. My main objective is to finish comfortably under 4 hours but I'd be lying if I said I didn't fancy breaking 3:30.

 

Why do you run? It's a great way to zone out, relax, solve all the world's problems, and stay fit all at once.

 

What is favorite training session? Moneghetti Fartleks have been a great discovery, thanks to Marathon Guru. I no longer link up with the weekly Pain in the Domain stampede - the Moneghetti is a harder yet more enjoyable session.

 

Do you have long-term goal in running? If yes, maybe, you’d like to share?

Ultimately, it's a dream to run a marathon on every continent (I have already done Loch Ness in Europe).NYC, Great Wall, Macchu Piccu, Comrades. Will I draw the line at Antarctica?I might leave it until last...

 

What do you think of Marathon Guru? It instills an almost regimental discipline in me to keep on top of my training which I think has been critical as I significantly undertrained for Loch Ness. I used to run based on how I felt. Now I know there are greater gains to be had from a structured program. I'm also hooked on Tip of the Day.


 

Shannon Barnes Running for Cancer Council

 

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Do you have long-term goal in running? If yes, maybe, you’d like to share? Yes. To do the Sydney City to Surf as well as two or three half marathons every year for the rest of my life running in a different country every time.


What do you think of Marathon Guru? The satisfaction of recording my training everyday helps keep me motivated, as does the prediction of my time for the next run according to the Guru! The variation in short and long runs too is great and something I have not incorporated in my training before.

 

 

 

What is your age? 30


What is your job? Public Servant - Senior Policy Officer (International Policy)


What do you do for fun? Catch up with friends, read, mountain bike, watch movies, go to art shows, eat, travel snowboard

 

When did you start running? City to Surf 2004 after giving up rugby union!


What time are you aiming for with your next event? Will this be your personal best or your debut at the distance? Blackmores Sydney Half marathon in sub 1.45mins (equal PB, but good precursor to the New York marathon)

 

Why do you run? A sense of personal achievement and the knowledge that I am doing the healthy thing by my body and mind. For the New York Marathon in November 2011, I am running for the NSW Cancer Council to raise money for cancer research (please give generously:

http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=357895

 

What is favorite training session? Coogee to Bondi along the coast walk on a nice sunny day, with a great sound track, including Foo Fighters, Phoenix, Temper Trap, and JET.





 
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