Honored to be Chosen
Repost from Resurrected- Surviving PTSD
MEET OUR NEWEST AMBASSADOR
WAYNE McMURTRIE – ULTRA-RUNNER
An ADF Veteran with 17 years service, Wayne is an accomplished Ultra-Marathoner, Entrepreneur and Advocate for Veterans Health.
Having been diagnosed with PTSD in 2009 after multiple deployments on active service, Wayne initially coped well, throwing himself in work and hobbies and living an active life. In 2015 after forced redundancy he relapsed suffered a major breakdown becoming isolated and withdrawn and became progressively anti-social, taking impulsive actions and engaging in risky behaviours.
It was during this time that Wayne began running as a coping mechanism and soon found the structure and routine of training gave him the purpose and drive that he had been unconsciously searching for.
Ultra-Marathons became a way of life, the unique challenges each event presented was an opportunity to discover more about himself as he pushed his body and mind beyond breaking point.
The community, passion and purpose served as a process for re-connection and integration with family and friends. In 2018 Wayne set off on a 1500 km over 22 days, running from Brisbane to Winton to tell a Veterans story of finding resilience on the journey home from war, he successfully raised funds to support PTSD Resurrected in the important work we do as a charity.
We welcome Wayne to the PTSD Resurrected family as an ambassador helping to raise awareness, hope and healing to individuals and families in need.
A great blog post from Luca Turrini about his 2018 Spartathalon.
A great tale that focuses on life’s internal struggle, the ones that come with running ultras and everyday life.
Let me know what you think 🙂
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