Craig Appleby

Craig Appleby

Craig is a “runner for life” and advocates the many positives running brings to people. He has been running for 30 years, developing from the ranks of Little Athletics, to winning a collection of Junior and Senior National Championships (most notably – u/20 Cross Country, u/20 Mountain running and the 2015 Men’s 3000m Steeplechase) and representing Australia at the 2003 Junior World Cross Country Championships in Switzerland.

After years of injury cycles, stints in adventure racing and triathlons, he rekindled his passion for running after beginning his teaching career, becoming a father and turning 30! With this refocus, he set his current PB’s ranging from 14:16 – 5km; 29:57 – 10km; 65:32 – Half Marathon and a 2:22 at the 2019 Tokyo Marathon.

Craig has Bachelor degrees in Sport & Outdoor Recreation and Education and is a primary school teacher in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. Supported by his wife, Bianca, and two boys, he balances marathon training, parenting and teaching as he aims to slash more time off his marathon PB and venture in the Ultra world.

Craig loves to help people, especially when running is involved, and has guided athletes, students and friends to fulfil their running goals. He is keen to share his many experiences and learnings so that others can achieve their potential, while balancing the joys in life.