Run Bike Fun

A bit about me!

I have always enjoyed sport and being outdoors, even more so since moving to this amazing part of the Yorkshire Dales over 20 years ago.  Back then on my single speed Raleigh racer I would take myself off on days out exploring all the connecting valleys.

I started my running career at primary school taking part in x country events, competing for Andover Athletics over middle distance track stuff  in my early teens. I joined my local club Settle Harriers in 1997 where 18 years later on I am now one of the coaches in the rapidly growing juniors section.

Progressing from local fell races to ultra distance events including podium finishes in the 62 mile Fellsman, triathlons to cycle sportives such as the Fred Whitton and gradually into multi day adventure events.  All these have given me the most amazing memories and experiences whilst developing my skills and passion for fell running, cycling and many other sporting activities.

I have set up childrens bike clubs at both Giggleswick Junior and Primary schools and also take FUNdamentals of movement and running clubs at Kirkby Malham, Kirkby Lonsdale, Tatham Fells, Embsay and Cowling primaries for both Key stage one and two groups.

  • Fully qualified National Standards Instructor for Bikeability (‘cycling proficiency for the 21st Century’)
  • Level 3 British Athletics Coach in Fell and Mountain event specialist
  • British Cycling Level 2 Ride Leader
  • British Cycling Breeze Champion
  • Group Leader for Run England
  • Certified CTC Trail Mountain Bike Leader
  • Go MTB Orientation Coach
  • Member of Sports coach UK
  • Outdoor First Aider Level 2
  • DBS checked

My desire is to help everyone achieve their goal by inspiring and enthusing, whether it’s to be able to run around the park without stopping, being able to change gear confidently, or simply helping you get motivated to get out there to do some form of exercise in this very beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales, which I can guarantee will make you feel GREAT.


Recent achievements

Thats Lythe 1st ladies team 25 miles 3hr 52mins

Haworth Hobble 1st ladies pair (1st ultra marathon) 33 miles 5hr 40mins

Open 24hr race 1st & 2nd ladies team

The Yorkshireman Marathon 1st ladies team 26 miles  4hrs 20 mins

Adidas Adventure race 4 day 200 mile coast to coast stage race) 5/16 (non standard team)

Open Adventure  Open 5 (5 hr running and biking navigation)   1st ladies pairs

Yorkshire 3 Peaks  2nd & 3rd ladies team 24 miles

The Fellsman  3rd lady 62 mile 10,000ft navigation event 14hr 4mins

Fred Whitton Sportive  8:24 114 miles

Yorkshire 3 peaks Cyclocross  3rd V40 4hr 24 mins

Itera Wales Expedition Race 2014  146 hours 5th GB team