Nathan

Role: Maitland Store and Brand Manager

Favourite place to run: I love running along Throsby Creek to Carrington and around the Newy parkrun course. It is close to home and I am never not near water. I can go long or short, it is just perfect.

Why I run: I love running for two reasons. It gives me a chance to clear the head and recharge the batteries (did someone say escape the kids). I also love the challenge of pushing myself and trying to get faster.

Greatest running achievement: Running The Wineries Half Marathon in under 100 minutes, it was a really tough course with lots of hills, I pushed myself really hard to achieve that.

Favourite Running Shoe: Hard to split between the Nike Pegasus or the Saucony Kinvara. The Pegasus just feels amazing for any type of running - even straight out of the box and I've never had a bad run in the Kinvara.

Top running tip: Strength equals speed. Being consistent and getting long runs in makes you really strong, but I also believe it helps significantly with being faster over shorter distances too.

Nath is one of the great personalities of the Pure team. He has been manager of our Maitland store for the past 18 months and just recently also taken on the role of Brand Manager. Nath is a regular most Saturday's at Maitland parkrun, often parking at the shop and running to and from Walka. Nath takes an active involvement in all his customers running journeys and prides himself on knowing each of his customers favourite flavours of nutrition.

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