He will be too busy to say, and definitely too modest, but Collins Hume Partner and CPA Christopher Atkinson recently completed his fifth 8-hour adventure race this year, on top of the well-known Tough Mudder!
What makes Chris tick when it comes to his own physical performance, and how might that translate to running a successful business?
"My interest evolved over many years, starting with hiking which led to 24-hour hiking, Kokoda challenges and ultimately the Kokoda Track," says Chris. "Then I found myself asking 'what's next' which is when I met a few like-minded locals and jumped into adventure racing."
Chris is relatively new to the sport. He only started training 12 months ago and this is his first season of competing.
"I had a good base physically and do plenty of rigorous preparation leading up to each event - kayaking, mountain biking and running regularly. My last three events have been 8-hour versions so endurance requires more training so I don't seize up on the day."
Back in the office, Chris' own prep and planning very much applies to how he approaches working with business owners. Read more…