Meet a club member – Scott
Meet SCOTT DOUGLAS
- QIC Investment General Manager
- Project Director, Grand Central Shopping Centre Renovations, Toowoomba
- intraining Club Member since 2009
intraining Running Groups
Tuesday Speed: Indooroopilly
Thursday Threshold: Indooroopilly
Over the last several years, Scott has been travelling to Toowoomba to implement the redevelopment of Toowoomba Grand Central Shopping Centre. Scott has been the project director of this $500 million & 90000m2 redevelopment since its inception in 2009. Not only has he been a driving force behind creating a regional destination that combines retail, entertainment and lifestyle but his appreciation of art has contributed to the stunning design features within the centre.
“I have always had a love of art and design and I am lucky enough to work in a field where I can combine property investment, development and the creation of a city space that can be enjoyed and appreciated by the whole community. We have employed internationally renowned architects to sculpture the development and deliver a project that the whole of Toowoomba can be proud of and enjoy.”
There are three stages to the redevelopment and the second stage of the three opened recently. The first stage opened in September 2016 with over 40 new specialty stores. The final stage due to open in September includes a dining precinct overlooking an outdoor community and leisure space and the final stage is expected to open later in the year.
If you are traveling to Toowoomba make sure you take the time to drop in and see the new Centre.
RUNNING FACTS ABOUT SCOTT
500km Road Relay, in particular the university 3km criterium
Most Memorable Run
The London Marathon… the 5 hour bus with my wife and friends. It was an awesome tour of an amazing city.
What was the inspiration to start running?
I have always liked running but became hooked in 2009 when a few friends decided to run the March Twilight half marathon. We joined intraining and haven’t looked back since.
What do you enjoy about the intraining community?
The intraining club is a running club for everyone. It’s a family based club where every type of runner is welcomed with open arms. The support from the staff and all the members is infectious, makes running fun and helps you feel good. You can’t beat that!
What do you do to relax?
Apart from running, I relax best when I get down to the beach and have some time in the surf or better still some time under the water – scuba is the ultimate relaxation – you need to clear your mind and focus on what you are doing in the moment. It’s active lifestyle meditation!
Personal Best’s (PB’s)
- 10km 39:39 on the last day of my 39th year!
- Half: 1:28:28
- Marathon 3:22 Gold Coast