Ben Dobbin is the Host of The Rush Hour Queenslander on Triple M and NRL commentator. He works for Channel 9. And hosts a Daily Talk Back Show, Rural Queensland Today. He is a proud father of three kids and lives and breathes the Western Suburbs of Brisbane (Ipswich). He is a bad golfer and a larrikin at heart.

Name: Ben ‘Dobbo’ Dobbin

Role: Host of The Rush Hour Queenslander on Triple M

Why are you taking part in The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane?

I think it’s one of the great community events in Brisbane to be a part of. And I love the fact that we can run alongside each other as a community whilst getting fit in the process.

Have you participated in the event before? 

Yes, 4 times. Once with this course on the gateway in 2009.

What event are you participating in and who will you be running with?

10km run with my partner Amity.

Of all the worthy causes to support, why have you chosen to support your chosen charity?

My chosen charity is Drought Angels – they do amazing things for Rural Communities.

Where is your favourite spot to go for a run in Brisbane and why?

Southbank – there’s always a coffee shop just around the corner.

If you could go for a run with one person in the world (celebrity or not), who would it be and why?

My kids. (The three-year-old in the few years’ time!)

Top tip for people training for The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane?

Don’t go out on the drink the night before!

If you could get one message out to people, following your personal experiences, what would it be?

I have run this race at 140kgs and I am doing it this year at 95kg and it makes no difference – shape, size, age. It is the most inclusive event in Brisbane. You shouldn’t be scared or nervous, the community will help you through it.

Anything else you would like to add? This event is not just for the elite runners. You can be a novice, just be a part of something special in Brisbane on a Sunday morning. You even get a free t-shirt and a paper.