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Ultra Runner & Outdoor Journalist

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Damian Hall

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I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience of writing for and editing magazines, newspapers, books and websites.

 

Since 2010 I've been freelance full-time, specialising in my passion for outdoor adventure.

 

That usually means writing about long-distance running or walking, fitness, reviewing equipment or technology, editing or authoring books.

 

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 very much enjoy giving talks about my adventures, and coaching other runners to reach their potential.

 

Ultimately I just 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.

 

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

 

Guardian

Image credits: Runner's World/Guillem Casanova, Athletics Weekly/Jon Phillips,

The Guardian/Summit Fever Media

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