Hi! My name is Mic Cartwright and I kick started Pragmatic Runner a couple years ago. I live in Sydney, Australia with my wife and two little daughters. I’ve always shared a love for running starting way back as a kid when I used to chase after my older brothers. From there I competed in all the school athletics events and also used to enjoy “little athletics” on weekends.
I am an ex-medical researcher who now works as a web developer. I’ve been working with computers for about the last 9 years, predominantly in programming. Although I have a penchant for computer science my background originally lies in medical science. Having completed a degree in BioMedical Science and then a MSc(Hons) in Science, I had a change of heart after working in medical research and decided to pursue an IT career.
This however hasn’t dampened my passion for exercise science. In fact it had the opposite effect especially when coupled with my passion for running. I’m never content with just accepting that things work when you run, I’m always keen to understand how.
I work at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) as a programmer. At NeuRA I get the opportunity to flex both of my scientific muscles. I also, on occasion, do side gigs. If you are interested in contracting me for some private work, simply email.
Apart from computers, I am also keen on a number of things. My wife and two little girls are at the forefront of that list but I also share a deep love for coffee (particularly roasting and brewing my own beans), music and trail running. I am also a committed Christian which deeply affects the way I live my life and relates to those around me Colossians 1:3-14
If you’re here to find out more about the Kavorka then sadly you’re at the wrong place. This site is all about running with a few coffee and musical anecdotes thrown in along the way. I usually like to ramble on various aspects of running although I’m sure you’ll find all sorts of posts buried here in the archives, Valley of the Kings style!
I welcome comments and feedback. If you think I’m wrong about something don’t hesitate to say so – “An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” ~Niels Bohr
I would like to impress upon my readers that any recommendations, guidelines, suggestions etc. imparted here on this website are in no way prescriptive and should be subject to testing in your own training. Everyone is different both anatomically and physiologically and therefore will respond differently when applying different methodologies to their running.