Patrick McNaught

Born and raised in Calgary, Patrick has always had a passion for the outdoors and sports. He grew up playing hockey and football, and was usually busy with at least two practices or games every day.

Since mid-2014, running has been a huge part of Patrick’s life. Most workdays you’ll find him running on Calgary’s pathways or tackling the McHugh Bluff stairs, a popular workout spot amongst cardio enthusiasts. On weekends, he loves going out to the mountains for some elevation training.

Patrick has a full schedule this year consisting of 13 races. So far, he has three top-10 overall finishes in the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Calgary Race Series and he finished in 8th place at the Frozen Ass 50 km Ultramarathon. His greatest accomplishment this year was finishing the Toronto Goodlife Marathon in 8th place for his age category with a time of 3:01:49 and qualifying for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

For the remainder of 2016, Patrick will be attacking the road, trails, and mountains as he prepares to compete in Ultra Marathon and Marathon events.

Chocolate milk has been part of Patrick’s workout regime since playing hockey in high school. He finds it to be an easily accessible, low cost beverage that provides all the necessary nutrients needed after a hard workout. He prefers chocolate milk to most sports drinks because he knows what he is drinking due to the simple list of ingredients.

When Patrick is not running, you can find him working in the energy-industry in corporate Calgary and volunteering as a Director with the micro-finance organization, Open to Grow.

Follow Patrick’s running adventures on TwitterInstagram and his personal blog.