I am an enthusiastic and goal driven trail runner and endurance running coach from the United Kingdom. As an athlete, I take part in many trail running disciplines from ultrarunning to fell running and mountain running. Competing however is not why I run every day. It's more the other way round. I compete so I can train and spend as much time as possible on the trails and in the mountains. I would describe it more as a seeking of enrichment, fulfilment and adventure. The competitions just keep me motivated.
I recently raced in the Mendip Marauder 50 Mile Race and finished in 5th place overall. I also finished in 8th place overall in the Atlantic Coast Ultra 40 Mile Race. I am currently focussed on improving my skills and finish times.
I am grateful to the brands that support me in my endeavours. Precision Hydration who have helped me optimise my hydration and nutrition strategy and educated me on hydration allowing me to help my coached athletes in the same way. I am also supported by Tribe who provide me with excellent nutrition solutions including pre, during and post workout/race fuel.
I started running about five years ago, but I found my real love for the sport when I started working with other runners. This first started when I founded a local adventure running club called Bristol Trail Runners. We now have over 200 members who enjoy 20 club events every month. We run as a club on many trails around Bristol and also regularly further afield in places like the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Lake District. It has been inspiring seeing so many success stories from our members.
My upcoming race season:
14th November 2021 - Chepstow 365 (training race)
11th December 2021 - Maverick New Forest 23k (training race)
19th December 2021 - Portsmouth Coastal Ultramarathon 50k
8th January 2022 - Country To Capital 42 Miler
30th April 2022 - Endurancelife Pembrokeshire 55k
11th June 2022 - Centurion South Downs Way 100 Miler (A Race)
13th-14th August 2022 - Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race
My love for working with other runners slowly led me to becoming an endurance running coach. Most of my coaching skills are derived from experience. I have a level 2 diploma in fitness instruction and am currently studying physiology, personal training and nutrition.
I was mentored as a coach by successful endurance coach Jon Fearne, while also leaning a lot from the team of sports scientists and Precision Hydration.
I put my athletes first, and work with them to build perfect training plans for them. Completely personalised towards each individuals lifestyle, goals and fitness levels.
I coach beginners, elites, and enjoy the different challenges that various ability athletes bring to the table. Click the button below to learn more about becoming a coached athlete.