Liam Bird

  • 2nd AUGUST 2022
  • TEXT: FUTURE CO
  • IMAGERY: SOURCED
  • 4M READ
Liam Bird
FC

You stretch yourself across a multitude of sports? Can you touch on your involvement & what draws you to doing so many?

LB

I’ve always loved to run, but my attention span is short so triathlon just makes sense so I can mix it up a bit. I’ve always been drawn to competition & awesome people who know what hard work is, I love being able to rip into people on course then laugh & talk shit about it afterwards.

FC

What brought you to start running & keeps you at it?

Liam Bird
LB

I love the outdoors, especially out in the WaitĀkere Rangers. I was always in the bush as a kid, no cellphones, no one knew where we were or what we were doing & I always had an extra bit of energy that needed to be offloaded somewhere so running & exercise was great. Running on the trails after a long day just gets your mind of things & it’s like a breath of fresh air, literally.

LIAM BIRD
FC

Are you training for anything in particular at the moment?

I think you always have to be aiming for constant improvement in something & aim to be better that before.
LB

It depends, I mostly run nowadays because it’s fun & it means you’re more awesome than 90% of the population sitting around doing nothing. I’m planning to do the rest of the crossy season & then the road season, in preparation for a hopefully... finally... a good triathlon season, when summer comes around.

FC

Music or no music?

LB

Goggins says music is cheating Haha nah I love music, but sometimes you cant enjoy running while listening to music. But my go to would be some house or edm to get myself over the hills.

FC

WE HAVE A PHRASE: CONDUCTIVE REPETITION, IMPROVING ONESELF THROUGH CONSISTENCY AND PERSISTENCE. WHAT ARE SOME THINGS YOU’RE WORKING TOWARDS IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

LB

I think you always have to be aiming for constant improvement in something & aim to be better that before. It’s important for me to be constantly working hard in the pool, on the bike & on the run, because it keeps your mind strong & in check in. doing so makes everything else you do in life much easier.

Liam Bird