Pat is a multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run from the North Pole to the South, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, the Middle East and North America. Pat served 8 years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training.
Winner of ‘Achiever of the Year’ (2000), awarded by Prime Minister John Howard.
Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20 year running career, including Lifeline, Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross and Diabetes Australia. Newly married to Tania Moran, Pat is also a father to two children, Brooke and Dilon.
Through his established innovate marketing methods, he has created online TV shows, became a best-selling author and a contestant on the Amazing Race Australia (known as the married entreprenuers’). He has also been featured in mainstream media including Sydney Morning Herald, Telegraph Mirror, A Current Affair and Channel 10 News.
HIS ULTRA DISTANCE RUNNING CAREER HAS INCLUDED
Pat hosts 'Quicksand', Three Runs on June 20th at Maroubra Beach, in support of Fr Chris Riley's Youth off the Streets.
Pat Completes a 20 Day Peace Run from Lebanon to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Everyone, kids and adults had the opportunity to run for peace alongside Pat.
Pole to Pole Vietnam. Raised funds for the International Red Cross by running the length of Vietnam, and to highlight the 40th anniversary of the Relationship agreement between Australia and Vietnam. Symbolically Pat and Australian Runner and Huy Mai, a Vietnamese runner, completed the 3000km journey together.
Trekked from the North Pole to the South Pole. Ran two marathons every day, for almost a year, over 20,000kms through 14 countries and raised $100 million for the International Red Cross.
Re-visited his 24hr vertical climbing record up AMP Tower with Tony Abbott, raising over $500,000 for the Millennium Foundation’s ovarian cancer research program at Westmead Hospital.
Established fastest Around Australia Long Run Record of continuous running in 191 days and 10 minutes (around 6 months) over 14,662.4km during his Centenary of Federation run.Set a new World 10,000km Record in 129 days. Broke a long standing Australian record of more than 13,383km in 174 days.
Twice-world record holder for crossing the Simpson Desert Ranked third in the world for 1600km on a track. Ran 2,500km around NSW for charity in 42 consecutive days Numerous international and national ultra marathons, including the first 1600km track race in Australia – the second race of its kind anywhere in the world.
Pat was named Achiever of the Year in the Australia Day Awards in 2000.