According to Scott, working as a courier helps him to stay active even when he isn’t training hard.
"I only started running long distance about 18 months ago when my wife of 26 years, Angela, nominated me out of the blue. I told her I could probably manage about 10 kilometres. I couldn’t believe it when she told me she’d put me down for the full 21 kilometres!
"I managed to run four half marathons last year, but I’ve only done two so far in 2013. I’ll hopefully squeeze in a couple more before the year ends," says Scott.
When quizzed about his 20 years with Fastway, Scott says the secret to his success in both business and fitness is setting achievable goals.
"In all my years here at Fastway, I've never looked as this as just a job. It's my business and it should be treated that way. Every week, I set myself targets to work towards. I think if you look at anything as just a job or a chore, then you’ve lost all perspective," says Scott.
"To make it in this industry, you’ve obviously got to be a people person. Over the years, I’ve seen some changes in the company, but one thing that’s stayed the same is the degree of simplicity that Fastway offers its customers."
When asked about the future, Scott says he plans to stay with Fastway and to keep on running.
The Coal and Allied Winery Running Festival will be held in the Hunter Valley on Sunday, 21 July.
Fastway Couriers is currently celebrating 30 years in business and 20 years in Australia.
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Fastway Couriers, South Africa