Like most things in life, I fell into running face-first without any warning. I was lucky enough to have been brought up on the stunning North West coast of Scotland surrounded by sea lochs and mountains, which started a life-long love affair with wild places.
Climbing and alpinism dominated my early life and I moved to Spain in 2010 to work less and climb more. As it happened, I couldn’t find many climbing partners and so I decided to start running on the side, completely unaware that is would be way more addictive than binge-watching Netflix.
An extremely painful road marathon experience in 2013 should have put me off running for good, instead, it inspired me to run more and run higher. Since then, I’ve been a part-time teacher and part-time mountain runner with the occasional surprisingly competitive race finish to my name.
When I'm not teaching in the classroom, skiing, playing music, or spending time with family and friends, you can find me lost on remote mountain trails, scaling peaks in the Alps, or back amongst the hills of home.