Max took up running as an energetic 12 year old looking for an excuse to get out of school. 4 wet, cold and muddy kilometres around Victoria Park later and he had found his calling! Max threw himself into cross country and local South Australian Athletic League races throughout his teens before finding a home on the track. Coached by Team Tempo’s Adam Didyk, Max is a national champion and Australian representative in the steeplechase and multiple state champion from 1500m to cross country. Off the track, the self-confessed shoe-tech-nerd has been in the running retail business since 2013 and has a genuine passion for all things running shoes, clothes and accessories. Max’s enthusiasm has also led him into coaching. An Athletics Australia Advanced Level 2 Recreational Running Coach, Max still dabbles in coaching and is a wealth of knowledge. Max started with The Running Company in 2019 and after 4 years as manager, purchased the store from founder, Chris “Chicken” Chapman, in July 2023.
Sunday Long Run with my mates, anywhere! Celebrate a hard week of training with plenty of chat, laughter and most importantly, a coffee to finish!
Best Running Moment:
Winning the my first national championship in 2019 – dream come true and got to share it with my family, coach and teammates.
What do you love about running:
Running is raw, emotional, honest, addictive and full of opportunity! It’s a tool to meet new people, explore new places, compete and escape. There’s no such thing as a bad run, just some that aren’t as good as others.
Find Max at the Adelaide store
Adelaide, South Australia
Mon-Wed: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thu: 9.30am – 7pm
Fri: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm