Member of the Week: Alasdair Wood

posted 22 Sep 2014, 04:14 by Michelle Furniss
1. Name: Alasdair Wood

2. Age: 29

3. A brief background 
I came over about a year ago from the UK to start work at ARMI. My main sporting interest in the UK was mountain biking but since coming over I have really picked up the running. 

4. How long have you been a Run Monash member?
About a year now.

5. Favourite run session?
Mona Fartlek it gives you a bit of everything and is nicely challenging.
6. Favourite place to run?
The more remote the better really, having said that the best run I did this year was running through the Barossa as the sun was rising. I scared a few kangaroo’s who were hiding amongst the vines, which is still pretty much a novelty being a Brit.  

7. Favourite song/music to run to? (or sounds of nature)
I do not listen to an ipod when I run but love it when there is a live band playing when you get to the end of a tough run, Salomon had a good band last weekend they were rocking a few classic ska numbers out.

8. Favourite food?
Steak with salad in the hot months but got to admit pizza is my guilty pleasure

9. What motivates you to continue running?
Like a lot of people I need a challenge to keep me engaged, I am currently looking at the six foot track marathon. 

10. What is your running goal for 2014?
My initial goal was to complete the North Face 50km in the Blue mountains, now I am looking to do the six foot track marathon but maintaining a good pace across the entire course.

11. Any general comments about your involvement in RunMonash.
Been a pretty good year, never would of thought I would be running on those 40+ days. Would be great if there was an ice cream contingency plan on such days, just putting it out there.

Great club thanks for all the coaching and work in the background. 

Please include a photo of yourself running.