I am a dad of three awesome boys, husband, public servant and trail tragic. I live in Brisbane, Australia and started running in my twenties. I got more serious in my forties though when I got lazy, fat and unhappy. Running has brought me much joy , friends and happiness and I’d love to share all of these things with everyone I can. I relate to the saying ‘pain is inevitable, suffering is optional’. Life is hard, but hard does not necessarily mean ‘bad’. Facing challenges and overcoming them brings satisfaction and happiness in life.