Tristan Iseli

Name:Tristan Iseli

What is your occupation? I am in medical research working at the Garvan Institute in the Diabetes and Obesity Research Program. My focus is on identifying the useful compounds found in currently used natural medicines.

Running age group?30-34

Do you have family? Mum, Dad, Lucie, Tim and Claire. I’m no. 3 of 4. Oh and of course my recently acquired fiancé (also known as financé) Tam; also a Woody.

How long have you been a Woody? About a year now since moving up from Melb.

Do you run on Tuesday night/TNT/Saturday morning? Sat mornings

\Why do you enjoy running? For the chatter and the challenge. I never liked running when I played soccer, but now that I’m retired, I need an exercise outlet to complement my indulgent lifestyle!

What is your favourite running distance/course/event and why? I loved The Great Nosh because it was 15kms in the bush with some rock hopping, but much prefer adventure racing (with Tam) because it’s a longer multi-discipline race with tactics involved.

What has been your running highlight? Coming 18th in the State Cross Country when I was Grade 6, and finishing the Sydney morning herald half marathon this year.

Any lowlights (injury etc)? Too many to list, but currently plantar fasciitis

What was the last race you went in and how did you go? C2S ‘09, ran 74’29”

Anything funny/unusual ever happened to you while you have been out running? I’m always funny and unusual when I’m out running!

What other sports/hobbies are you involved in? Used to be a semi-pro soccer player for about 10 years in Melb, also play a lot of competitive tennis and social golf, and now I’m into adventure racing.

Favourite food/beverage? Lasagne and real Greek Souvlakia; and Tecquila!

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be and why? My family including my grandma, and Tam of course; they go on for hours and are generally a lot of fun.

Where would your ideal holiday be? Snowboarding at Silver Star in Canada or trekking in Peru.

Interesting things we may not know about you? In 2006 I was selected to play for Australia in soccer at the World University Games which disappointingly never eventuated.

Thanks for sharing Tristan!!

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