Martin Edwards

Nickname: Marty
Workplace: Victoria Legal Aid
PB’s: Mile Too short, 5k Also too short, 10k Getting there, Half 1:22, Full 2:53, 100km 9:06, 100 mile 22:00
Best Running Experiences: Breaking 3-hour marathon for the first time at Hobart after failing several times before, running around Port Phillip Bay (why would you ride?) and any run with Dan, Woodsy, Flynny, Paul and Eric.
Worst Running Experience: Pissing blood in the middle of the Sahara on Days 6 & 7 of the Marathon Des Sables
Racing Shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider
Years Running: For ever – Since primary school with a brief break to get chubby and drink beer in my early twenties.
Why Do You Run: It’s simple like me. Good for mental health.
Favourite Training Session: Anything Bermuda says! Although I do love just getting out on the trails.
Hobbies: Music – failed attempt at being a rock star in my twenties but still love it. Just ask Courts, Fitter and Woodsy. 100kms of British Indie music trivia.
Most Important Thing To Me: Without question, my family. Geelong Cats a close 2nd place
Biggest Dislike: Running at the track.
Favourite Movie: High Fidelity and all the Mighty Boosh stuff (not movie but needs mentioning)
Favourite Music: British music. Special mention to The Cult, Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and Suede. I could go on…………… The Verve, The Police, The Music. Ok I’ll stop. Sorry – Peter Gabriel.
Favourite Book: “I’m here to win” by Chris McCormack or any music biography.
Favourite Food: Tofu but I eat mushrooms every day. Go Vego!
Favourite Drink: Red Wine
Favourite Event: Two Bays Trail run
Dream Occupation: Rhythm guitarist for The Cult
Most admired athlete: Chris McCormack or Matthew Woods
Little known fact about me: I played on the same stage as The Police……………just 22 years later. Hope and Anchor in Islington. What went wrong?
Life Highlight: Meeting my wife Amber, she has a sense of adventure that is infectious! Our kids are cool too.
Life low-point: The death of my father
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die: Backpack South America with Amber, race Western States 100 Miler, play for Geelong (might have missed the boat here – their loss you’d agree).
Favourite Quote: “Train your brain, then your body” by Chrissie Wellington