Brett Coleman


Nickname: Fat Ass or Silver Fox
Vital statistics: Age: 36, Height: 173cm, Weight: 66kg
Family: Emma (wife), Sophie 5, Sam 4, Annabel 15mo
Interests outside running: Family (not much time left after work & running!)
Why I started running: I got knocked out of the U16 400m qualifications at school & decided that would never happen again!
First joined the Midday Milers: 2007
Most admired sportsperson: Roger Federer
Running highlight: Outsprinting Thorny by 8 secs at end of Melb Marathon 2009 to run a big PB.
Running lowlight: Watching Thorny smash my marathon PB by more than 7 mins in 2010
Favourite running shoe: Nike Lunar Lites
Favourite area for training: Anglesea / Fairhaven
PB’S: Tan: 11:43 (2006).3 km: 8:36 (2010), 5 km: 15:00 (2010), 10 km: 31:51 (2010), Half Mara: 68:49 (2010), Marathon: 2:30:08 (2011)
Other PB’s: King Island Imperial 20 2010 (55s faster than Thorny)
Best performance ever: Couldn’t sleep from excitement after running 8:36 3km so will go with that. Otherwise all races where I’ve beaten Thorny.
Any pre-race superstitions: None whatsoever
Favourite food: Yogurt
Favourite drink: Any good Shiraz
Favourite movie: Can’t recall – refer to family
Dream occupation: Anaesthetist
How do you prepare for a race: Rest, sleep, avoid buffets
A little known fact about you: I swore to never do another fun run during the Great Train Race in 1989. And I didn’t beat the train!