Greg Watson

Nickname: Watto
Workplace: Teacher at Haileybury
PB’s: 5k: 16.51, 10k: 35.58, Half: 77.17, Mara: 2.45.48
Best Running Experience: Daegu Marathon, April 2018
Worst Running Experience: Sydney Marathon 2015 – watching the 3-hour bus approaching at the 35km mark and then departing in a cloud of dust without me. All my family were at the finish
Racing Shoes: Adidas boost and Nike 4%
Years Running: Really only since 2003 before that just for fitness
Why Do You Run: To race, develop a routine and train to race
Favourite Training Session: 5k repeats with 1k float and 200m
Hobbies: Running, cricket
Most Important Thing To Me: My family
Biggest Dislike: Arrogance in sport
Favourite Movie: Lion, Dead Poets Society
Favourite Music: Indigo Girls, Angus and Julia, David Bridie, Vance Joy, James
Favourite Food: Pizza, Vietnamese
Favourite Drink: 150 Lashes is my go-to Post marathon drink
Favourite Event: Melbourne Marathon (#9 this year) and Puffing Billy
Dream Occupation: I’m doing it. Teaching kids
Most admired athlete: Pre
Little known fact about me: 2 years in the Australian Army
Life Highlight: I have been very lucky so there are plenty
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: Ride a stage/visit the Tour, walk the Camino Trail in Spain, attend a Test Match in India
Favourite Quote: “The harder I work, the luckier I get”