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 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 and went on to become one of the lead coaches assisting the set up of a rapidly growing juniors section.

I am a passionate coach keen to inspire, drive, motivate and support others in achieving their goals. I hold the Cycling qualification Level 2 Coach and Mountain Bike specific 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 Scottish Cycling Breeze Champion.

Therapeutic Qualifications

Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor with Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS)
Senior Activity Health Practitioner
Certificate in Nutrition for Health and Performance (REPS)
Activatorâ„¢ Training for Rehabilitation Professionals (Nordic Walking)

Cycling Qualifications

Level 2 Club Cycling Coach & Ride Leader (British Cycling)
National Standards (Bikeability) Cycling Instructor NSIQ (British Cycling)
Breeze Champion Ride Leader 1 & 2 (British Cycling)
Fundamentals of Movement (British Cycling)
Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure Level 2 (Educare)
Mountain Bike Leader (MBCUK)
Level 3 Orientation Coach (GO MTB)
Level 2 MTB specific (British Cycling)

First Aid

QA Level 3 Emergency First Aid at work (RQF) I am fully insured with Protectivity, British Cycling and England Athletics. I hold Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificates


Visually Impaired Edinburgh Velo Cycling Club
British/Scottish Cycling
Cycle Experience Instructor Training Organisation (Bikeability)
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS)
Later Life Training
My Value Proposition
We believe in making healthy lives a fun experience for everyone

My Mission
Empowering others to achieve their life goals by inspiring and motivating them to become healthier and by making it fun.

My Vision
I 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

Recent achievements

Strathpuffer 2020 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

High Peak Marathon 40 miles 1st mixed team 9hrs 50 mins (Team Mountain Hardwear)

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