In 2000, Pat was the winner of ‘Achiever of the Year’, awarded by Prime Minister John Howard.
From 2012 to 2013, Pat raised funds for the International Red Cross by running the length of Vietnam, which also highlighted the 40th anniversary of the Relationship agreement between Australia and Vietnam. Symbolically Pat an Australian Runner and Huy Mai a Vietnamese runner completed the 3000km journey together.
Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20 year running career, including Lifeline, Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross and Diabetes Australia. Newly married to Tania Moran, Pat is also a father to two children, Brooke and Dilon.