Running is a big part of my family and has been since my dad was a teenager, running sub 2 minute 800 metres off no training, apart from chasing animals on the farm. Needless to say this impressive off the couch performance didn’t last but my father is definitely still running extremely well, with a 79 minute half marathon in 2019 at the age of 58.
David is however not the only one, my mother has very recently taken up running again after losing interest in the pool, my sister despite playing premiership level touch football still manages near 4 minute kms for races and my brother just managed 4th place in the UTA’s 50km Ultra Marathon. So I guess you could say I have a lot to compete with, but nothing has made me more excited than watching my family getting back into the sport I have loved and also admittedly hated for such a long time.
As for myself and I daresay any Athlete. I have had very humbling performances and ecstatic ones. Ranging from a 67 minute half marathon to unfortunately not being able to complete my first ever marathon in the same year of 2017. However this has not deterred me, I will still persevere and along the way hope to enjoy this sport along with many others.
- City to Surf – 6th place 2017 – along with many other top ten placings in years before and after
- Sydney Half Marathon – 6th place – 67 minute half
- Pacer for Scott Westcott in 2014 Melbourne Marathon
- Advanced Diploma Graphic Designer Athletics NSW Level 1 Coach Sporting School Coach Studying Bachelor in Primary Education
In 2019, Keith is looking to complete the Melbourne Marathon in 2hrs and 20 minutes