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Coach 1984 – Starts running at 10 years old. First competitive road race in 1984 in hometown of 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 – Working with enigmatic coach Renato Canova in Italy leads to further improvements in road and track P.B.s from 3,000m to half marathon.
Coach 1998 – Moves to Chamonix, France. First season of training and racing in the mountains.
Coach 1999 – Completed a final and fairly successful track-racing season working with renowned distance running coach Arthur Lydiard.
Coach 2001 – Working in the field of exercise physiology research and coaching middle- and long-distance at the English Academy of Sport, University of Bath.
Coach 2002 – Wins second Mountain Running World Cup. Also finishes 3rd at Sierre-Zinal and 4th in the World Mountain Running Championships.
Coach 2005 – First mountain marathon – Graubuenden in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. And first ultra-marathon – The Kepler in Te Anau, New Zealand.
Coach 2008 – A career highlight – second place in the Jungfrau Marathon.
Coach 2009 – First year as a veteran. Wins Inter-counties Fell Running Championships, runs first road marathon in 2 hrs 27 minutes, and branches out into the extreme sport of Snowshoe Racing.
Coach 2014 – Time to call it a day as a pro mountain runner. Starts a new chapter as a full-time coach with the creation of VO2max Coaching.
Coach 2019 – Iten, Kenya. Living and training with, and learning from, the greatest distance runners on the planet.
Coach 2022 – Aged 52. Looking ahead to ultra-marathon racing on the road and in the mountains, including Comrades and Western States!