COACH . ENDURANCE ATHLETE . CYCLIST . ADVENTURE SEEKER .
I have always enjoyed sport and being outdoors, even more so since moving to this amazing part of the Yorkshire Dales over 30 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 23 years later on I am one of the coaches in the rapidly growing juniors section.
I am a passionate coach keen to inspire, drive, motivate and support others in achieving their goals. I hold the British Cycling qualification of Level 2 Coach as well as being a Mountain Bike Leader, National Standards Bikeability Instructor, Fell and Mountain Running Event Specialist amongst numerous other sports qualifications. I am coach for my local cycling and running clubs and am currently working with athletes of all abilities from recovering cancer patients to multi day ultra marathon runners.
Progressing from local fell races to ultra distance events including podium finishes in the 62 mile Fellsman, triathlons, duathlons and cycle sportives such as The Etape and Fred Whitton, 24 hours mountain bike races such as the Strathpuffer and multi day expedition events and coast to coast stage races. 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.
With a passion for getting more women on their bikes and involved in cycling I am a Breeze Champion and work as a mentor with British Cycling’s Ignite Your Coaching Programme supporting new female cycling coaches.
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, Cononley, Old Hutton, Leck and Bentham primaries for both Key Stage one and two groups.
National Standards (Bikeability) Cycling Instructor NSIQ (British Cycling)
Breeze Champion Ride Leader 1 & 2 (British Cycling)
Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure Level 2 (Educare)
Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor with Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS)
Cycle Experience Instructor Training Organisation (Bikeability)
Our Value Proposition
We believe in making healthy lives a fun experience for everyone
Empowering others to achieve their life goals by inspiring and motivating them to become healthier and by making it fun.
We put together totally bespoke health and fitness programmes for clients of all abilities so that everyone who works with us has fun, meets their goals and leaves with a smile on their face
Strathpuffer 24hr MTB race 2nd ladies team
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