Isaac began running as a youngster through school cross country and Little Athletics in Geelong. At age 14, Isaac could no longer lay a tackle at the local football ground and turned his focus to training for track and cross country. His junior athletic career culminated in selection to represent Australia at the World U20 Championships in the 1500m.
Isaac is a member of Melbourne University Athletics Club.
He is the current club record holder over
1500m (3:38.49) and 3000m (8:01.21).
Beyond the track, Isaac has recently commenced study to become a medical doctor. Juggling the various pursuits of life has been tricky but is a juggling act that Isaac enjoys. Running is an important moderator of stress for Isaac that has no bounds. Isaac overuses the word “zen” and he defines it as a slow jog along the Great Ocean Walk.
Running has granted Isaac the opportunity to compete overseas and train in luxurious locations such as the alpine resorts of Switzerland ($12 coffee anyone?). However, the simple things are what keeps Isaac running: a coffee and muffin at the local after park run, the welcoming running community, and the mental and physical benefits that are offered to all, irrespective of the performance on the track, road or trail.
Lived experience has guided Isaac’s coaching philosophy:
You cannot make the start line if you are injured or unwell.
To run happy is to run well (plus forced cross training when injured, no thank you).