Dave O’Brien is an entrepreneur, ultra-runner and professional engineer with a passion for adventure and testing himself to the limit. Dave and I met back in 1992 when we entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and then went on to complete our commando training with the Royal Marines.
In this episode we explore why he is putting his energy (pardon the pun) into his new nutritional range whilst simultaneously holding down a day job and also the ways in which he squeezes every ounce of value from the 24 hours we are given. We also explore how preparing for the expected and in particular the hardships and obstacles that life can throw at us has allowed him to push the boundaries of what many would consider beyond them.
A veteran of the Marathon de Sables, a multi-day endurance event over the Sahara Desert, Dave and I go pretty deep on the philosophical aspects of running and how endurance events are life in microcosm. Not bad for a couple of old sweats used to getting by on just a water bottle and a Mars bar!