|Current team||For Goodness shakes|
|Occupation||Rope Technician, Assistant Engineer|
|My passion for Rock Climbing/Scrambling and Mountain Biking put me on the path to work as an outdoor instructor in Outward Bound Scotland for 4 years. During this time I guided groups of individuals around the Scottish Highlands and coasts, introducing new hard skills and developing teamwork using the environment.|
Some of the adventures at Outward Bound include 1 week sea-kayak expeditions along the Scottish west coast, 3 week foot-based expeditions with 4 days open-boating, and training a group for their silver Duke of Edinburgh.
Competing in two local (Fort William) triathlons and coming 2nd (team) in the 'No Fuss' triathlon, I decided to continue with racing when I headed south.
I took up endurance cross-country mountain biking, completing two specialised challenge events, coming 4th solo at the Marin Trail 07. I also competed in the 08 solo 'Ten under the Ben' and 07+08 solo 'Ten under Kirroughtree' at which I achieved 13th position in 08.
Having increased my training recently and enjoying the XC/fell running scene I decided to get into AR.
|Best AR discipline||Mountain Bike and Kayak|
|Worst AR discipline||Starting too quickly off the line|
|AR ambitions||To compete regularly and improve rank positions|
|AR bugbear||Driving to and from events|
|AR best moment||Sea Kayaking off the west coast of Scotland watching seals and porpoise|
|AR worst moment||Cramp in the first lap of 'Ten under Ben'|
|My AR best results||1st Pair Dark and White 07/09/08|
|19th Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge 2008|
|1st mixed pair Iroc 2009|
|4th team Adidas Terrex 1010 (FGS)|
|My next AR events||Open 5 series 2011|
|Favourite piece of kit||Mountain Hardware N2S windstopper|