A Fell runner, photographer, blogger, teacher and graphic designer, Ben began competing in fell running races 16 years ago and has since become one of the UK’s leading trail and mountain runners.
He is also an ambassador for SportsShoes, Suunto, Comfyballs and Strava, responsible for testing and reviewing the latest running shoes and apparel on the market.
Ben was born and raised in Yorkshire and currently lives in the Yorkshire Dales. However, he is a renowned traveller and enjoys competing in unique mountain races across Europe, especially in Italy, which he now considers to be his second home. During his long and successful career, Ben has competed multiple times for Yorkshire, England and Great Britain at fell and mountain running. His most notable achievements include winning the UK inter-counties fell running Championship in 2016, twice crowned Yorkshire fell running champion (2014 & 2015), and finishing 2nd in the World Masters Mountain Running Championship (M35) in 2019.
More recently, he has enjoyed a successful number of months competing in the trail running circuit around Alicante and Valencia in Spain, winning a number of high-profile races across the region. He likes to encourage other people of all abilities to run, race and travel, ultimately for improvements to health, well-being and to enjoy the unique experiences created through the sport.
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LIST OF MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
2nd in the World Masters Mountain Running Championship (V35) 2019
UK Inter-Counties Fell Running Champion 2016
3rd place overall in the English Fell Running Championship 2016
Represented Yorkshire x 5 (2009, 2011, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
2 X Yorkshire Fell Running Champion 2014 & 2015
Represented England x 5 – Snowdon International 2011 (12th), 2015 (3rd) & 2016 (7th) and the Home international 2015 (6th) & 2016 (10th)
Represented Great Britain in the European and World Mountain Running Championships 2015/2016