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Outdoor Journalist

& Ultra Runner


Damian Hall

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


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, or authoring guidebooks. In the last couple of years I've also been presenting for video, and giving talks.


I've become addicted to trail ultramarathon running and have recorded competitive results at some of the world's toughest races, represented my country and set a record on the UK's longest National Trail.


My 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

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