Ironman, firefighter, expedition leader, yoga practicing, now turned ultra runner adventurer. Fuelled by the outdoors and a passion for adventure.
I believe people can achieve the things they dream of. This might be running a 5k, or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I believe ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things.
My sports and work have taken me to mountains, deserts and cityscapes across the world, meeting inspirational people along the way. Being inspired by them, and helping others, where I can, to fulfil their own dreams.
I enjoy what I do, and I do what I enjoy. My training is focussed yet always based on enjoying the ride. Having achieved my own, rather unlikely dream of qualifying for, and finishing Kona, the Ironman World Championship, I am seeking new adventures to share with old and new friends.
I do most of my runs off road and particularly enjoy running on hills or on the coast. Running is my meditation and medication. Running based adventures are my current focus, having recently come 2nd in my first multi-stage running event: the Everest Trail Race 2016.
I love exploring new trails from the New Forest to the Brecon Beacons. Slow, steady and steep terrain is my favourite session.
On the bike, I have competed in time trials up to 100 miles, and completed challenges including John O’Groats to Lands End. I always enjoy the bike section of an Ironman race.
My proudest bike result is 6th fastest female (including the professional field ) at Ironman Wales 2013, backed up by the second fastest non-pro run.
Currently I just cycle for pleasure and to be able to keep up on trips to sunny European Islands with friends.
For futureproofing, I enjoy both Ashtanga and hot yoga, and try to practice outdoors on occasion.
I always like to mix things up and while lacking in technical ability in most sports, I’m happy to be dragged into most activities, such as open water swimming, climbing, get on a SUP or fall off a surf board. Any excuse to explore nature with friends.