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Keith Wright

What event are your training for and what is your goal?
There’s always another Christchurch Half on the Horizon. 1:20 is my aspirational goal.
What it is your motivation for wanting to achieve this?
Last year saw me cut it out in 1:28. I’d love to make a 1:20. I kid myself that if I achieve that I can retire from road racing. The books tell me I’ve seen my fastest years (they happened before I got back into running) so pressure is on to do it fast now!
What is your background and how did you get into your sport?
I ran and played hockey at school, and loved harriers and cross country. In my late 40’s I got sick of the size of my tummy so followed my Sally out the door for a run, and I’ve not been able to stop – the journey towards mastery beckons.
What is your favourite event/or training mission so far?
That is a wicked question, they’re like children and you risk hurting feelings by answering.
So many, both races and regular workouts, are like celebrations of life – the bubbly lively children. Others are dark, testing and help you grow.
Who is your inspiration?
Sally Wright – she’s hard as nails, never stops trying, and we’re always finding adventures together.
What is your favourite recovery food?
There’s a rumour that it’s always about the bananas