RT: How do you balance your work and family life?
DC: When I’m at home I really try to live a normal family life. When I am travelling, I work whatever hours are required so in that respect I think I have a balance to my work and family life. It’s almost certainly more work time than home time, but in my mind that is perfectly normal given the international nature of my business.
RT: What’s one aspect or memory from your younger years that you bring into your current daily life?
DC: Work ethic, my parents ran a transport business whilst maintaining a normal family and social life. They both were very organized and encouraged routine and structure. My elder brother and younger sister were expected to help around the household which I believe has given me a great base to live my life.
RT: Is there a difference in how you prepared for races earlier in your career and how you prepare now?
DC: When I was racing everything revolved around health and fitness, and I worked hard on maintaining a healthy lifestyle in preparation for the races. Today my training fits in around family, business, etc, and isn’t the priority now. So I have less mental stress and frustrations when things don’t go according to plan as ultimately my career doesn’t depend on it!