After a 2015 with many notable PBs, parenting responsibilities and home maintenance have pushed training into the backseat for much of 2016. Michael has completed just a few races this year including a couple of Parkrun struggles. April was the month of races, placing 25th overall with a time of 40:13 in the Newcastle Herald Hill to Harbour 10k off inconsistent training on 3 April. This proved to be a good lead up to a negatively split 1:27:40 for 19th position in the M40-49 division in The Australian Running Festival Half Marathon and not far off a PB. Since then it has been gentle runs with ‘BB’ the Jack Russell but hoping for a reasonable City2Surf.