I was born and raised in London, but spent much of my childhood longing for escape. I loved our Summer sojourns in Scotland, especially my grandparents' home on the Isle of Lewis.
When I left home I went to Edinburgh and have been slowly migrating north since. I am currently based in the Highlands of Scotland, which is the perfect base for building trail and mountain running fitness.
I love nothing more than being outside - rain or shine, in company or alone, bog or scree - it is where I come alive. Competing gives me the drive to push my body hard; it is through physical exertion that the boundaries between the self and our surroundings begin to blend.
When I'm not out exploring on foot, bike, or skis I'm normally to be found with a book in hand: either in the classroom or snuggling up by the fire.