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Meet the R4R Runners #47
Welcome to the 47th edition of Running for Resilience, where we get to meet one half of R4Rs very own Boat Crew 2 (other half being Simmo). Browny (left) is as regular as a high fibre diet. Rain, hail, or shine, you can bet he’ll be at R4R.
It’s people like Browny that keep R4R ticking along. Consistency is key and the R4R community is better for having people like Browny. So without further ado, let’s meet the great man!
What is your name?
Where are you from?
What's your favourite thing about Canberra? (apart from R4R obviously)
How easy and accessible it is not to mention the combination of awesome running routes and trails. The combo of the lake, arboretum and assortment of mountains and trails to run around is beautiful and often right at your doorstep.
How did you hear about R4R and when did you first attend?
From Simmo, he dragged me down while I was training for my first half-marathon around March 2021.
What's your favourite thing about R4R?
The way the group comes together as a whole, no one is ever an outsider and everyone is always welcome.
We're coming up on our 3rd birthday soon, do you have any ideas on what we should do before we turn 4?
Perhaps a beer relay. R4R course split into 4 with a beer before you run each leg.
Browny, that is a cracking idea… I know Singh is keen!
What's the longest you've ever run?
Completed the Bondi2Manly 80km ultra a few weeks ago with fellow R4R’ers Simmo, Tiff and Fras
Are you planning on taking part in any races or events soon or are there any just gone?
After Bondi2Manly, I’ll definitely be taking some time off before I think about anything like that again... maybe the next half-mara in Canberra.
Which three people (alive or dead) would you like to run 6km with?
Dad during his running stage - to see if I could beat him.
David Goggins – to hear his take on what resilience means and also to hear his stories about all his training and what got him through it all.
Nedd Brockmann – would love to hear about how he battled through his recent run across Australia and kept going day after day.
What does resilience mean to you?
The ability to keep going and display determination despite everything going on and trying to drag you down.
When you look back on the hardest moment/s in your life, is there anything you wish you could have told yourself?
Ultimately that things will get better and despite how bad things are there will always be upsides and things to look forward to regardless of how small they may seem. The small things add up and give you something to look forward to.
It’s been a pleasure, Browny!