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Damian Hall

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I'm an outdoor journalist with more than 16 years' experience of writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, books and websites. I also write, narrate and present for video.


I started out as a football journalist at Haymarket's FourFourTwo.com and became editor of travel magazine TNT Australia & New Zealand. 


After seven years of travelling and living abroad, I moved back to the UK in 2010 and went freelance, specialising in my passion for outdoor adventure.


That usually means writing about long-distance running and walking, fitness, reviewing gear and technology, authoring guidebooks, or working on video projects.


I've hiked many of the world’s famous and not-so-famous long-distance trails. I've climbed, and fallen down, a few mountains.


I've also become addicted to trail ultramarathon running and in 2016 I represented Great Britain at the age of 40.


My boots and 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.


I just love being in the great outdoors, ideally exercising somewhere lumpy.


I'm pleased to be a member of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild.

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Image credits: Summit Fever Media/Contours Trail Running Holidays, Tom Jones, Flash Sport