Member of the Week: Simon Bowly

posted 7 Aug 2014, 22:51 by Michelle Furniss
1. Name Simon Bowly

2. Age 24

3. A brief background 
I’ve been running on and off since high school, but really got into it in a big way since joining RunMonash and subsequently Glenhuntly Aths.  I graduated from Monash last year (studied engineering & science), so am no longer a Monash local but try to make it to the Tuesday night runs as often as I can.

4. How long have you been a RunMonash member?
Nearly four years now I think... it’s grown a lot since I first started!

5. Favourite run session?
I’ve always been a fan of the Mona session, it’s got a bit of everything.  And it’s on the grass rather than that pesky lake circuit...

6. Favourite place to run?
Ferny creek is hard to beat, particularly if you’re there early enough to scare some wallabies & lyre birds.

7. Favourite song/music to run to? (or sounds of nature)
Nature, although it would be nice to drown out the traffic noise for a change...

8. Favourite food?
Pasta with anything

9. What motivates you to continue running?
Apart from really enjoying it, it’s a great challenge to keep up regular training.  Seeing my results improve and feeling stronger motivates me to keep pushing along.

10. What is your running goal for 2014?
Run 100km per week without falling apart!

11. Any general comments about your involvement in RunMonash.
This is such a great group, it’s amazing in particular that we have so much variety in levels & motivations for running, yet we can all run together. And we’re incredibly lucky to have our “old hands” like TV, Len, Peter & Chris not only for organising our runs every week, but for the all the experience and enthusiasm they pass on.

Please include a photo of yourself running.