Gordon Durnan

gordondurnanNickname: Gordo
Workplace: ANZ BANK
PB’s: 1:17 half and 17:04 5K and 34:48 10K – all many years ago
Worst Running Experience: Half ironman cairns was a disaster this year – terrible weather, choppy swim and humid run lead to crap time – only 6 months after broken femur so was nervous on the bike and not quite ready to run yet.
Years Running: 20
Favourite Training Session: 20 x 400m off 2mins
Most Important Thing To Me: Triathlon is a HUGE part of my life
Biggest Dislike: Snobbery, rudeness, noise and tourist attractions
Favourite Movie: Valentin (Argentinian) or Gregorys Girl (Scottish)
Favourite Music: So many.  Mogwai, Elbow, Midlake, New Order, Frightened Rabbit and so on
Favourite Food: Cheese, Pizza, Cheese, Pizza
Favourite Drink: Campari, Whisky and Fizz
Favourite Event: Half Ironman Aberfeldy in Scotland – think New Zealand scenery with better hills, lakes and often terrible weather
Dream Occupation: Happiness Coach
Most admired athlete: Henrik Larsson – Football
Little known fact about me: I am a hyperactive OCD child for life
Life Highlight: Every day is good
Life low-point: Breaking my femur last year was pretty horrific – but positive mindset had me back in the water 2 weeks later, biking indoors after 4 and running after 8
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: See Celtic win a European Cup, Win a competitive Half Ironman in my age group, Live summer everywhere in Europe during retirement in a MotorHome.
Favourite Quote: Faster!