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Coach 1984 – Starts running at 10 years old. First competitive road race in 1984, age 14. It was the Huncote Half Marathon, Leicester.
Coach 1987 – Began training under Paul Blissett at Leicester Coritanians, coach to distance running legends Craig Mochrie and Phil Makepeace.
Coach 1996 – First international vest, 4th place in the Inter-Counties XC, and a debut half-marathon of 64 minutes in Bristol.
Coach 1997 – First competitive mountain race, Mt Roy in Wanaka, New Zealand.
Coach 1998 – Moved to Chamonix to train and race full-time in the Alps.
Coach 1999 – Completed first track-racing season working with renowned distance running coach Arthur Lydiard.
Coach 2002 – Wins 2nd Mountain Running World Cup. Finishes 3rd at Sierre-Zinal and 4th in the World Mountain Running Championships.
Coach 2003 – First mountain marathon – Graubuenden in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Coach 2005 – First ultra-marathon – The Kepler in Te Anau, New Zealand.
Coach 2008 – A career highlight – second place in the Jungfrau Marathon.
Coach 2009 – Branching out into the Extreme Sport of Snowshoe Racing.
Coach 2010 – First year as a veteran. Wins Inter-counties Fell Running Championships and runs first road marathon in 2 hrs 27 minutes.
Coach 2013 – Completes a number of ultras, including the Swiss Alpine Marathon and The Himalayan 100.
Coach 2019 – Aged 50. New races on the road and in the mountains, including the Comrades Marathon and Subida Pico Valeta.