Discover more from The R4R Rag
Meet the R4R Runners #48
Welcome to the 48th edition of the Meet the R4R Runners… If we were Shane Watson, we’d be playing uncharacteristically and looking for anyway to stop the trend upwards. Fortunately, we’re not a former Australian all-rounder and we’re going to continue meeting the R4R Runners.
This week we get to meet Tim, he’s a cracking bloke and is as community minded as they come. Not only is he an R4R regular, he’s also behind the Canberra Mega Run (more about that later). So without further ado, let’s meet Tim!
What is your name?
Where are you from?
Born and bred Canberran, and actually grew up in the inner south area.
What's your favourite thing about Canberra? (apart from R4R obviously)
Hmm favourite would have to be the accessibility to everything. Country style living in a city.
How did you hear about R4R and when did you first attend?
I think the first time I had heard about R4R was about 3 years ago, I didn’t do any running back then but knew a running group would help motivate me. So the first time I attended was February this year. When I caught the running bug.
What's your favourite thing about R4R?
Definitely the sense of community and belonging. Met a bunch of awesome people especially on the city to surf road trip.
We're coming up on our 3rd birthday soon, do you have any ideas on what we should do before we turn 4?
And Benny A run the 6 k loop holding a big birthday cake each?
Mmm… not sure about that one! Let’s shift away from that ridiculous idea and talk about Mega Run… what is it?
So every Sunday morning myself and a couple friends help organise the Canberra Megarun. We meet out front of On-Lake Cafe at 7:30 am for an 8:00 am start. It’s up to 10 km but you can run whatever distance you like
We do it on Sunday morning to prove to ourselves that by consistently showing up, it will build our confidence and discipline that we are capable of more, in all aspects of our life (not just running).
How can people get involved?
You can get involved just by showing up. For more information, use one of the below links:
Okay, back from the detour - Which three people (alive or dead) would you like to run 6km with?
Hands down it would have to be David Goggins, Eliud Kipchoge, and my running coach, Brad Crocker. I might not be able to keep up so I’d need a scooter.
What does resilience mean to you?
I think resilience means to me, Is that when things get hard and tough, which happens to everyone, how you handle it and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Communication is one of the biggest assets you can have.
When you look back on the hardest moment/s in your life, is there anything you wish you could have told yourself?
I think we get so caught up in the now, exactly how we are feeling right in the moment, and when I look back on those hard moments, I would have told myself that this is such a small moment in your life, you’ve got your whole life to live and it’s all just a learning experience.
I love it, Tim. Mega Run sounds great and thank you for your answers!