Dave has a background in teaching sport and outdoor education. He started taking part in fell races in the Peak District in 2003 and soon became hooked. He found that a bit of structured training paid dividends and was soon winning age category races.
Three years ago he gave up teaching and set up as a running coach and guide. This lets him spend more time doing what he loves and helping others get more from the sport.
Dave also helps organise races, tests running kit and blogs about his fell running experiences.
Dave entered a new age category and set his sights on championship fell races. He won the 2015 English Fell Running Championships V50 category and came 2nd in the British Fell Running Championships V50 category.
Occupation: Coach and Running Guide
Sport: Fell & Mountain Running
Pre-race Ritual: Look at the map and try to visualise the course. Find a quiet spot to do warm up drills.
Favourite Cheat Food: Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodles!
Favourite Form of Cross Training: Road biking and mountain walking