About me

Running has been part of my life since I joined the cross-country team at primary school. 30 years later (ahem), and I’m still running, despite having fallen out of love and then back in love with it again a couple of times. I’m proud to head up the team at The Running Channel and we do our best to help runners from all over the world.

I am a former professional athlete as well as a qualified Athletics Coach (UK Athletics). I was lucky enough to compete in two Olympic Games over 1500m, making the final in Beijing in 2008. I also finished the same year ranked number one in the world over a mile (3.49.48). But what most people prefer to talk to me about is when I set the ‘world record’ for parkrun back in 2012 – 13:48 (5km) – which stood for 11 years.

In a former life I studied aerospace engineering before taking up running professionally in my twenties. On retiring, I worked in communications, PR and social media before co-founding The Running Channel.