10 Questions with "The Captain"
My name is Steven Kernohan and I am Chief Whistleblower and annoying person here at BTR and i am going to profile a new member of our Trail Running Community every week just to find out all the important stuff about everyone!!!!!!
Nickname.......Nugget / Suse
Country of Origin........Scotland
Shoes of Choice......Whatever is my flavour of the month - ATM I'm liking Nikes
Most Memorable Race.......Badwater
Favourite Food...... Nuts!
Bucket List Race.......Erm - large! includes Sparta and other OS milers in amongst yet to be decided!
Drink of Choice....... ????
Favourite Trail or Race......I did love the beauty of Great Ocean Walk, but Applecross Estate trails in Scotland holds a place in my heart x
Must watch TV Shows.......None - go outside!
If you could host a dinner party and invite any 5 people you'd like (dead or alive, fictional characters, anyone) who would it be.........Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Lady Godiva, Emmeline Pankhurst, My grandfather who I never met
Alun Gwyn Davies
Nickname....... "Taff of Taffy" - predictable, but it stuck (thank you John Pearson and Kevin 'Brick' Heaton)
Country of Origin........Wales
Shoes of Choice.......Adidas Adistar Cushion 6 - never had a pair of shoes like them before or since AND got nearly 1300 km out of them.
Most Memorable Race.......2012 Doomben half marathon - pacing, had the wrong balloons tied on, had to change the race plan on the fly once a mate pointed it out to me - very funny ... after the event!
Favourite Food......Roast pork belly - kind of a shame as I've been vegetarian for some time now.
Bucket List Race.......No specific race, but if the opportunity arose, I'd give up every future event to have one crack at Everest.
Drink of Choice......Stella Artois, as long as it's in Belgium.
Favourite Trail or Race......Small potatoes, but I love the trails around Bunya. No place like it for my mind for short, sharp hit out for a few hours.
Must watch TV Shows......The Office (Original version). You have to work in an office environment to really get it.
If you could host a dinner party and invite any 5 people you'd like (dead or alive, fictional characters, anyone) who would it be..........
Mahatma Gandhi - I think we could all do with a dose of him.
David Waugh - I've not met a humbler or more generous man in the ultra running community.
My Dad - There's no one I know who knows more about athletic history. He has a cracking, dry, sarcastic sense of humour that puts everyone on the same level.
Commander Chris Hadfield - The guy is just too cool.
Stephen Fry - an intellectual everyone can understand without being patronised.
Nickname.......No nick name as such but after crewing for Steve my partner at UTA 100 for the first time he said I was like the Crazy Cooks in the muppets as I was the worst support crew possible.. I totally stuffed up all his white powder nutrition at every checkpoint. I found it so confusing! I realised my mistake and even tipped out the last of his caffeine nutrition at CP5! It's kind of sticking...I'm finding out I can be a bit goofy at times. " Doopy Doopy doo,..."
Country of Origin........Australia but I'm from NSW inner city Sydney and moving up to QLD did feel like coming too another country. Road rules slightly different! I kept getting speeding tickets from hidden cameras. In NSW we are told when a speed camera is in operation I found this hard to get use too when I first crossed the border.
Shoes of Choice......Inov8 X talon 200 for racing and Race Ultras 270 for training
Most Memorable Race.......UTMB with a 10th place finish that I managed to run into in the last 18km as the English girls ahead of me was micro sleeping on her feet and needed to sit down on the side of the mountain. I chose to keep running even though I was blacking out!
Favourite Food......Roast Sweet potato with aioli!
Bucket List Race.......Hard to say now!!! Lol! I've been so lucky with my career. It would have to be a toss up between Western States and Le Renion Island Diagonale des Fous
Drink of Choice......Gin with Lime and mineral water.
Favourite Trail or Race......Mount Blanc Marathon. This race had it all! Amazing competition, massive climbs and descents, beautiful trails and an amazing finish with free beer on tap when you cross the the finish line all set in the French Alps.
Must watch TV Shows.......I don't really watch TV. But at the moment it is the footy season so I'm watching AFL when ever it's on. I can't wait until netball is on free to air next year!
If you could host a dinner party and invite any 5 people you'd like (dead or alive, fictional characters, anyone) who would it be.........Gandhi , The Dalai Lama, Coco Chanel, Jane Goodall, Cathy Freeman.
Country of Origin........Australia
Shoes of Choice......Nike Terra kiger/ sketchers gotrail 3
Most Memorable Race.......Kokoda challenge 2014, after dealing with cramps & ITB in both knees most of the day I found out how far I really can push myself which I think has helped with every event after.
Favourite Food...... Pizza & ribs.
Bucket List Race.......Cradle mountain run & at some point a miler (don't know which or when yet).
Drink of Choice....... Beer (mountain goat).
Favourite Trail or Race......Cooloola Great Walk, 102 km of varying scenery. Gum forest, beach, rocky headland, rainforest, flood plains and waterways. Really nice run.
Must watch TV Shows.......I'll pretty much watch any sport on TV. Apart from that all I ever get to watch is ABC4KIDS.
If you could host a dinner party and invite any 5 people you'd like (dead or alive, fictional characters, anyone) who would it be.........Russell Coight. Tony Stark. Ted (the bear). Dave Grohl. Rob Krar.
Nickname.......Jodester, Jodes, Swinger
Country of Origin........Western Australia – it’s practically a country.
Shoes of Choice......Salming T2
Most Memorable Race.......The North Face 100 now UTA
Favourite Food...... Chocolate
Bucket List Race.......UTMB or Spartathlon
Drink of Choice....... Little Creatures Pale Ale or Boags
Favourite Trail or Race...... Ultra Trail Australia
Must watch TV Shows.......Big Bang Theory
If you could host a dinner party and invite any 5 people you'd like (dead or alive, fictional characters, anyone) who would it be.........Matt Damon. Dave Hughes, Kitty Flanagan, Kurt Fearnley, Samantha Gash