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Meet the R4R Runners #37
Welcome to the 37th edition of the meet the R4R Runners! This week we get to meet a Chris. My first memories of Chris were talking to him about the pleasures of a solo skew (a single beer, on your own at a pub) and enjoying the relaxed nature he approached whatever we chatted about.
He’s been a regular at R4Rs on a Wednesday and he’s always good for a chat and a laugh. I certainly learnt the latter in full swing at a fun-run at Canberra Airport where he turned up in some.. let’s say.. non-performance attire (see below).
He’s a great bloke and we’re proud to have him as a Ragger!
What is your name?
Christopher Rowley/Bin Chicken/Jughead
Where are you from?
Hatched in Sydney and I grew up in Macquarie Fields, best bit of Sydney!!!!!!
What's your favourite thing about Canberra? (apart from R4R obviously)
There is plenty to do, especially outdoors. Not too far to the hills or the coast.
How did you hear about R4R and when did you first attend?
I was walking home from work in Oct 2020 and saw the R4R flock. I got to the home nest and pecked away at the keyboard and was in. Been flying with the R4R flock since…
What's your favourite thing about R4R?
I like that you run across R 4 R people and the nod of the head happens. It is welcoming. Equal favourite is the rule of go that way and come back.
Is there anything you'd like to see R4R do?
Just keep going; maybe we could do a run for a charity or charities.
Have you ever run a marathon before? If so, how'd you go?
No marathon, I have done a lap of the lake (30ish K)
Are you planning on taking part in any races or events soon?
I am committed to the Stromlo 30 this year
Which three people (alive or dead) would you like to run 6km with?
Tim Rogers (You am I front man), Not that I think he runs. I have been watching him live for years and I reckon he has penned some awesome tunes.
Mary Shelly (Author) How did you come up with Frankenstein, great imagination.
Plus any one who just wants to get outside and get active. I have adapted to the Canberra cold !!!!!!. Down side for them they may have to listen to me bang on about anything.
What does resilience mean to you?
There is ups and downs in life, Just remember to breathe and put one foot in front of the other. I have seen too many make a permanent decision on a temporary problem. As I have gotten older I think it is important to make time for other people. Sometimes you never know what someone is going through. Listening without judgment can be a good remedy if they are willing to share.
When you look back on the hardest moment/s in your life, is there anything you wish you could have told yourself?
This is a hard one for me to answer…
I have had a pretty good run. I don’t take myself too serious but a few times I have had to just put my chin up and take a big breath through the nose and crack on. I have a few people close to me who I know are there if I ever need it and they have been for a long time and I really value that.
Pretty wise and insightful reading, Bin Chicken! Awesome stuff.
Just. Keep. Moving.
Bring a Friend
And remember! Tonight is ‘Bring a Friend’, and with the weather forecast as is, we could be shaping for an all-time record turnout!
See you at The Dock at 6pm