David Blom

Nickname: Blommy
Workplace: Telstra
PB’s: Marathon 3:14 (Melbourne 2014)
Best Running Experience: Every time one goes out to run. Some days it is the scenery, sometimes the company or sometimes it’s the solitude.
Worst Running Experience: When ones feels sick or sore.
Racing Shoes: New Balance 880
Years Running: Since I could put one foot in front of the other.
Why Do You Run: I have not got my bike with me and running is faster than walking
Favourite Training Session: Airlie St.
Hobbies: Cycling, Playing Music (keyboards), Board games, Podcasts.
Most Important Thing To Me: Family, health and time to enjoy the things that I like.
Biggest Dislike: The word ‘no’.
Favourite Movie: Blues Brothers
Favourite Music: Prog Rock, Psychadelic Rock, Pub Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock.
Favourite Food: Roast Dinner
Favourite Drink: Red Wine
Favourite Event: The Dirty Dozen Bike Ride which I co-organise every year. Find 13 (a Bakers dozen) of the steepest streets to ride your bike up and ride them.
Dream Occupation: To play with computers all day long.
Most admired athlete: Stephen Kernahan
Little known fact about me: I have umpired more than 400 games of Australian Rules Football.
Life Highlight: 2 kids (Xavier, Rhys)
Life low-point: None.
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: Run a sub-3 hour marathon, Cycle over the Alps and Pyrennes in France, Write a book.
Favourite Quote: If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. – Isaac Asimov.