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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, authoring guidebooks. I also write, narrate and present for video, manage media for endurance events, and give talks.


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 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