Ben

Role: Online and Inventory/Distribution Manager

Favourite place to run: Ferny Creek in the Dandenong Ranges is easily the best place I've ever done a long run. There are plenty of tough hills and but the surrounds are amazing and there is always a good group to have some banter with.

Why I run: I've been running to long to even know why I started, it has just become something that I do and I certainly don't feel the same if I aren't running. The challenge of bettering myself also keeps me coming back.

Greatest running achievement: Coming 3rd in the National u18 Cross Country in 2002. Prior to that race I'd always run poorly at Nationals and this result gave me the belief that I could develop into a decent athlete.

Favourite Shoe: Top of the list is any shoe I've ever run a PB in. But in terms of a training shoe, I can't beat the Nike Pegasus. I have had it in my rotation for over 15 years now and it's always been good to me.

Top running tip: Do whatever you need to do to stay injury free and consistent. If you do this, you will improve and enjoy your running more.

Ben has been involved with Pure Performance since it opened its doors, supplying a number of brands to the store. However, it is only since early 2017 that he has been a member of the team. As well as having an extensive experience within the run specialty industry he is a highly accomplished runner. Sporting a 5k PB of 14 minutes and 8 seconds, he also recently competed in the Melbourne Marathon running a time of 2 hours and 27 minutes.

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