Hi my name is Richard
First and foremost, I am a family man. I adore my wife and two beautiful children, with whom I spend the majority of my time.
When I'm not busy hanging out with the kids, I adore being outside. Primarily my love is long distance endurance events, anywhere up to 100 milers (though I plan on running longer events next year!) I spend plenty of time out on trails, generally enjoying green, untouched lands.
Professionally, I work in fitness through various formats. I am a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Sports Coach and now a Nordic Walking Instructor too. I deal with people of all ages and abilities through a wide range of activities, from running and Nordic Walking to American football!
Having picked the poles up originally to aid me in a 100 mile race, I quickly learnt there was more to using them than just plopping them into the ground. Being a perfectionist, I went down the Nordic Walking rabbit-hole and ended up falling in love with being outdoors, regardless of the weather, and enjoying the surprising health benefits!