Hello! I'm Patrick, an aspiring professional athlete, a blossoming entrepreneur, and all-around adventurer! I hope you enjoy my insights and articles on the great sport of running, as you discover your own passions and personal happiness in life.
I am an up and coming trail & ultrarunner, based out of the New England region, with a goal to compete at an international level. For the past several years, running has been a major focus for me, and much of my time is spent training, hour after hour, day after day, in the quest to achieve my utmost goals. I am a member of numerous running clubs and organizations both locally, and across the planet, of which you can find a list here. Most frequently I can be found training with my friends at New England Track & Trail, a small, tightly knit running club in the MetroWest Boston area, with members who participate in "running, triathlons, trail running and trail racing, cross-country racing, orienteering, snowshoe racing, and more!" In addition to NETT, I am a founding member and current coach of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club, "a co-ed running club founded to support those battling addiction and in recovery, those who have been negatively affected by addiction – and their supporters." After launching the club and program in October of 2015, we are already experiencing an amazing amount of support and success in and around the city, and the future potential is massive. The club host group runs and workouts twice a week at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Brighton, MA, and we have monthly wellness seminars on a variety of subjects, such as healthy running, cross-training, and overall wellness. I've also taken on the role as Race Director of the club's annual Run for Recovery, a 5K race and remembrance held within the beautiful fields and trails that make up Franklin Park in Boston, MA.
Besides competing at a high level in the trail and endurance world, one of my many over-arching goals is to achieve the record for having run the most consecutive days in a row. How many days will it take you might ask? Well, it makes more sense to talk in decades... seriously though. According to Streak Runners International, Inc. and the United States Running Streak Association, Inc., the official definition of a running streak is "to run at least one mile (1.61 kilometers) within each calendar day. Running may occur on either the roads, a track, over hill and dale, or on a treadmill."Since 2011, I have met and exceeded these standards, racking up my own personal running streak which has recently surpassed 2,000 days. I've been recognized by both SRl and the USRSA, and have been listed on the Official Active Running Streak List. Although I am quite far ahead of many on the list (I currently fall within the top 320 individuals), I still have a ways to go before reaching the coveted #1 spot, but thankfully time is plentiful.
Since the spring of 2015, I have been a proud member of Janji Corps, a select group of ambitious and enthusiastic athletes who strive to "run for another," as we represent Janji around the world. Janji, which means "promise" in Malay, is a running apparel brand based out of Boston, MA, which sells clothing with designs representing the countries of Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Tanzania, the U.S., and Kenya. 10% of the proceeds from each apparel sale goes towards charities based in those countries, which gives importance and meaning to each and every purchase. Please consider checking out their website if you want to become involved with a great cause!