Dashiell Gantner

Nickname: Dash
Workplace: The Alfred Hospital (Intensive Care Unit)
PB’s: Mara 3.11, ½ Mara 86.32, 10km 39.30, 5km 18.43
Best Running Experience: Running the length of the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) on the Amalfi Coast. Only when I got to the end did I realise the only way home was to run back! (https://www.strava.com/activities/725033538)
Worst Running Experience: Can’t think of a bad running experience off the top of my head. The “worst” was running the 2012 Melb Marathon the morning after a 15 course degustation with paired wines at Vue de Monde.
Racing Shoes: Asics DS Trainers
Years Running: 30
Why Do You Run: Longevity, mental health and to challenge myself
Favourite Training Session: anything I’ve just finished. Least favourite, anything I’m about to start. Otherwise the Pyralek has been my favourite since high school.
Hobbies: Running? Reading.
Most Important Thing To Me: Family, work and environment.
Biggest Dislike: Right now I’d say racism and disregard for the environment
Favourite Movie: The Third Man
Favourite Music: Soul
Favourite Food: Western Chinese
Favourite Drink: Water
Favourite Event: Great Ocean Road Marathon
Dream Occupation: ICU Doctor
Most admired athlete: Steve Moneghetti
Little known fact about me: Shall remain unknown
Life Highlight: Watching my kids grow up
Life low-point: Haven’t got there yet!
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: 1. Live till I’m 100; 2. Sail across an ocean; 3. Get better at everything
Favourite Quote: “Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” Douglas Adams