Chris Wade

chriswadeNickname: Dug, thanks to Duff and 007
Workplace: State Library Victoria
PBs: Tan: 14:59, 5km: 19:29, 10km: 41:24, HM: 90:01
Best Running Experience: Merimbula Fun Run 2015 – a road trip with my mates, perfect day, great course and a breakthrough run.
Worst Running Experience: Run Melbourne 2015 – No injury but I never found my mojo. First big race disappointment and learnt the importance of the mental aspect of race preparation
Training Shoes: Mizuno Wave Enigma
Racing Shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider
Years Running: 3
Why Do You Run: To be free
Favourite Training Session: Descending set
Hobbies: Bushwalking, Gaming, Pizza, Coffee
Most Important Thing To Me: My health and my family
Biggest Dislike: Pineapple on pizza
Favourite Movie: Blues Brothers
Favourite Music: Indie pop and rock, think RUFUS & Foals
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Drink: Coffee
Favourite Event: Run for the Firies, raises money for our local CFA
Dream Occupation: If only I knew
Most admired athlete: Cadel Evans, wish I had his VO2max for my Parkrun!
Little known fact about me: I was a streaker at a cricket match
Life Highlight: Marrying my high school sweetheart, birth of my 2 kids and completing the Alpine Classic 210km bike ride with 4 mountain summits in under 10 hours
Life low-point: Being diagnosed with arthritis in 2010
Favourite Quote: “Youth is wasted on the young” George Bernard Shaw