I'm a journalist with more than 20 years' experience of writing for and editing magazines, newspapers, books and websites.
Since 2010 I've been freelance, specialising in my passion for outdoor adventure, which usually means writing about long-distance running or walking.
I thank my midlife crisis for getting me addicted to ultramarathon running.
I've represented my country, recorded competitive results at some of the world's toughest races, and currently hold three speed records (Fastest Known Times).
I love being in the great outdoors, ideally exercising somewhere lumpy.
My inov-8 daps are regularly muddied in Britain's glorious South West, especially in the Brecon Beacons and the Cotswolds, where I grew up and now live again.
Image credits: Athletics Weekly/Andy Jackson, Runner's World/Guillem Casanova, Athletics Weekly/Jon Phillips,
The Guardian/Summit Fever Media