Jan 5, 2023
"I grew up in Northampton and went to the local comprehensive school. After winning the school cross country a few years in a row, I joined the local running club, the now defunct Northampton Phoenix, and spent much of my early teenage years training hard and racing at meetings across the country, and dreaming of one day running in the Olympics.
Then university came along and I got distracted by other things.
Although I continued to run at least once a week, it wasn’t until my mid-30s that I started racing again. By then I was a journalist writing for national newspapers and magazines, and was dreaming of writing a book."