41 year old Craig Green, pictured on right, has his sights set firmly on the masters 40 – 45 year olds 400m record this weekend when he lines up at the final Territory Track Time meet this Saturday.
Green, who came agonizingly close to the 400m record less than a month ago off fractured preparation has been training up to six times a week to prepare for his record attempt.
A busy man, Green, a husband, father of two girls, co-founder of the Go Wild Gold Card, and health and lifestyle enthusiast believes positive thinking really can help you get across the line.
‘I am really excited about everyone getting together and having a run this weekend [at Territory Track Time], I’d love to see even more people come down and participate even if it’s just for fun,’ Green said yesterday.
‘The more people the better, we can all set goals and work together as a group regardless of sporting background or ability’.
‘I’m excited about the record and giving it a red hot go, I’ve done the training got the preparation and I’m really excited to see how close I can get’.
‘I feel so much fitter and better than even six months ago and I really enjoy the social aspects of having a great squad.’
Green, who identifies 400m world record holder Michael Johnson as his main inspiration, has his sites set on National Masters Championships in Hobart next year.
With aspirations to write a book about his experiences not only as a mature aged athlete, but also covering his lifestyle choices and healthy living, there is no doubt Green will set many records across many fields well into the future.
The 400m record, of 52.88 was set in 2001, by Michael Simpson of Darwin Runners and Walkers Club.
Territory Track time is on this coming Saturday, August 24 at 5:30pm, all welcome.