Tucker’s Luck.

What is your name?

Tommy O’Brien.

What is your favourite colour?

Once it’s bright it’s alright.

What is your favourite word?


Who is your favourite musician?

Thom Yorke.

What is your most marked characteristic?


What talent would you like to have?

More patience. 🤬

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

In running terms, our county novice and intermediate titles and third place in senior XC—all in three to four weeks.

Who are your heroes in history?

Nelson Mandela.

Who are your heroes in real life?

Any and all volunteers; they really don’t have to.

What is your idea of happiness?

To know that sweet spot to quit racing and stay running.

Where would you most like to live?

Near my daughter (and grandchild in four weeks) in Sydney.

What profession would you like to attempt?

Probably too late to be special forces?

What is your greatest extravagance?

My campervan.

What is your most treasured possession?

My worn down skimming trowel from my plastering days (someone out there will understand).

Why did you start running?

Three reasons: head, head, and head—literally. I started running after a bout of alopecia that was apparently brought on by stress. All returned to normal, but I kept going.

What does running mean to you now?

It’s somehow part of my life, like eating and drinking.

What do you like about Stazza’s Stable?

If I’m not feeling it, I’ll look at the group, look at their progress, and get my arse in gear.

What is your motto?

All you can do is what you can do.