Director at Liberty Global from London
Age group: 30-34
Coach: Team Dillon Coaching
I started running seriously back in 2007 when I entered my first marathon (Dublin), to raise money for charity after my dad was diagnosed with cancer. Since then my passion has developed from pure running to encompass other sports like triathlon, duathlon and swimrun. I completed my first full Ironman (Wales) in 2011, and have since gone on to represent GBR at Middle Distance (70.3) triathlon. However, it's not all about triathlon! in 2015 I entered my first ultra-marathon, a 50k trail race down on the South coast of England. This really kick-started a new passion in exploring new places through running. I've been lucky enough to complete over 15 marathons, three 50km races and four 100km+ trail ultra's including the iconic CCC (as part of the UTMB) and the HK100 in Hong Kong. The people you meet, the friendships you forge, the scenery along the way and the pure joy of crossing that finish line really does make it all worth while!
MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS
Representing GBR in the 2017 70.3 Middle Distance Championships (especially having had to pull out of the 2016 race with a last minute injury!). Completing 4 x 100+km mountain ultra's, of which I would say the CCC (at the 2016 UTMB) was probably the highlight. Watching the sun rise over Mont Blanc at 5am after 20 hours of running - AWESOME! Saying that the most recent of these ultra's - the GRP - across the Pyrenees was certainly a challenge for the body and the mind!
MY PERSONAL RECORDS
MY NEXT GOALS AND PROJECTS
Off the back of a fantastic (yet brutal) mountain ultra in the Pyrenees, I'm looking to capitalise a little on my fitness. I'm hoping to continue to build on my strength & conditioning to ensure I see the back of any annoying injuries, and aim for a little more speed work. I'd love to get my 5k and 10k times down and am looking forward to Ealing half at the end of September. Past that it's really back into autumn trail season with some great challenges coming up - watch this space!
RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
|15.07.2017||Fairland Valley self-navigated trail Marathon||Marathon||30-34||05:31:00|
|24.08.2017||Tour of the Circuses, Grand Raid des Pyrenees||Mountain Ultra||30-34||31:28:29|
|22.09.2017||Ealing Half Marathon||Half marathon||30-34|