My social media bio’s read; Photographer. Runner. Green. Vegetarian & proud to run on plants.
I’m a photographer, I take photos for a living, mainly brides, grooms & business people.
I am self-employed & run my own business. I absolutely love what I do, I love being creative, I love that I’ve turned a childhood hobby into a successful career, I love the flexibility of being my own boss.
I don’t carry a camera when I run. All the photos that I post on this blog are shot & edited on my iPhone.
I run. A lot. I started running properly (as opposed to a half-hearted jog round the park in an old pair of Reebok Classics) when I moved to Croydon & gave up my expensive gym membership in exchange for a mortgage. Someone told me running was inexpensive…
I run with Striders of Croydon.
I swim. Not so much. I try to hit the pool at least once a week & adore swimming in the sea. My main holiday criteria now is, can I run & can I swim in the sea…
I cycle to get from A to B or when I’m injured & can’t run. I seem to get injured quite often…
I lift little weights & would like to lift bigger but am a bit of a wuss.
I’m married. The husband doesn’t run. Or swim. Or cycle.
I like coffee. A lot. Probably too much tbh.
I’m a vegetarian. I eat mainly a plant based diet & fuel all my runs with real food.
I’m Green. In today’s political climate I don’t think that needs any other explanation.
I lived in Romania for a while, speak enough Romanian to get by & my dream race is the Transylvania 100km through the Transylvanian Alps in Romania.
50 Miles: 11:21:02 at the North Downs Way 50, May 2017 (actual distance closer to 51.5 miles)
Marathon: 3:53:55 at Brighton Marathon in April 2017
Half-marathon: 1:47 something at The Great Eastern Run, Peterborough in October 2013
10km: 49:00 at the Croydon 10k in October 2016
5km: 22:42 at Peterborough parkrun on Christmas Eve 2016
1 mile: 7:00 Striders of Croydon time trial, September 2013 (haven’t run timed mile since but am pretty confident I could beat this now!)
Goals (because I’m all for putting out there…!)
1 mile: 6:45