Chris grew up in the outdoors: from tennis in his back garden to running at a high level with school. After a break from the sport, running became a large part of Chris’s life again in 2006 when he finished the Dublin marathon in 3:07 despite ‘poor training and a terrible diet’. Returning to Australia a year later, his interest switched to ultra distance trail running. For the next six years Chris chalked up impressive wins in Australia and overseas. In 2012, running became not only his passion but his profession when he left his job in engineering. He joined The Running Company in Geelong before moving to Clifton Hill. Proficient on the road and on trails, he finished fourth in the Great Ocean Road Marathon and in 2015 won the Alpine Challenge 100 Mile Race, pulverising the previous record by two hours.
1. FAVOURITE RUN
Daily loop along the trails beside the Yarra River.
2. BEST RUNNING MOMENT
Alpine Challenge 2015. Just one of those days when everything worked to the point that it felt easy. You don’t get many of those.
3. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RUNNING?
Its simplicity and long Sunday runs with friends.
Find Chris at the Clifton Hill store