My first half marathon, in 2011, was life changing.
A year later I ran my first marathon and ultramarathon. Four years later I was representing Great Britain at the Trail World Championships.
Trail-ultramarathon running has become a, mostly healthy, addiction. The sport brings out my competitive nature, but it's much more about having a big sweaty adventure somewhere spectacularly lumpy, and the great health, happiness and friendships it rewards with. And the opportunity to scoff a lot of cake.
Abroad, I've placed in the top 20 at the 105-mile Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (x2) and the Marathon des Sables, in the top 10 at Ultra-Trail Word Tour races, and 1st at 2018's Ice Ultra in Arctic Sweden.
3rd, Cotswold Way Century, 102 miles
4th, The Spine Race, 268 miles
2nd (joint), Cotswold Way Century, 102 miles
3rd, The Spine Race, 268 miles
3rd (5th OA), Dragon's Back Race, 195 miles
29th, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, 105 miles
4th, The Coastal Challenge, 146 miles
2nd, Highland Fling/UK Ultra Trail Champs, 53 miles
19th, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, 105 miles
13th, Marathon des Sables, 142 miles
7th, Lavaredo Ultra Trail, 75 miles
12th (1st Brit, 1st Vet), Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
1st, Ice Ultra, 142 miles
6th, Madeira Island Ultra-Trail, 71 miles
UPCOMING RACES (2018):
Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
Credits: Runner's World, Outdoor Fitness, Athletics Weekly, Summit Fever Media, Mario Pereira