Nigel Preston

Nickname: #Presto
Workplace: Events & Sponsorship Management at various locations.
PB’s: 3000m 9:30ish, 5k 15:50, 10k 32:19, Half Marathon 78:55, Marathon n/a (!)
Best Running Experience: 5Ms Miler Relay Romsey & Lancefield 2016, 10km Albert Park 2016
Worst Running Experience:
– Injuries when I’ve just been hitting some form!
– Many runs when I’ve needed to do unscheduled ‘toilet stops’ in the bush. We’ve all been there.
Racing Shoes: Adidas Adios Boost
Training Shoes: Asics Nimbus
Years Running:  20+
Why Do You Run: Finding that ‘flow’ and escape time… plus it’s the only sport I’m any good at!
Favourite Training Session: ‘Ganly’ around Botanical Gardens, Weekend Long Runs
Most Needed Training Session: 150 x 10 (Short, fast)
Hobbies: riding, writing, parkrun tourism
Most Important Things To Me: My Christian faith, My family
Biggest Dislike: Bullies, injuries & tuna.
Favourite Movie: The Usual Suspects, Anything James Bond (except those Pierce Brosnan ones)
Favourite Music: Powderfinger and latterly Illy.
Favourite Food: Pizza
Favourite Drink: Coffee, Coffee, Coffee.
Favourite Event: parkrun, Melbourne Half Marathon
Dream Occupation: Race Director / Event Director
Most admired athlete: Usain Bolt is hard to pass up, with notable mentions of Galen Rupp, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Cadel Evans.
Little known fact about me: I built and raced human powered vehicles for about ten years.
Life Highlight: Birth of my two kids
Life low-point: I had some serious struggles of self-confidence & happiness in a recent work role. I had to get out and am glad I did!
Three Things You Want To Do Before You Die:
– Run a marathon.
– See the Tour De France live.
– (Eventually) retire and have enough time to enjoy exploring the world.
Favourite Quote: Three running tips from C’wealth Games Steeplechaser and Glenhuntly legend, Trevor Vincent: “Be patient, run with others, run how you feel.”