Patrick Smith is from Launceston and was a state representative for tennis but soon turned his attention to distance running. He has run 14:26 for 5,000m and low 30 minutes for 10km and is the previous Launceston Parkrun record holder (14:20s) and has won the City to Casino fun run and the State 3,000m title a number of times. We talk about some of the battles he has faced over the years and where he is now with this and what effects being bullied has had on his life. When Patrick is not running, he has done some commentary for Run the Bridge and works for the Examiner Newspaper. Patrick is a super talented runner and it is only a matter of time before he dips under 30 minutes for 10km. If this podcast brings up any issues for you please reach out to Lifeline on 13 11 14 or reach out to a friend.