I grew up in northern Scotland, where my parents instilled in me a love of nature and the outdoors. (Although Mum would disagree, since I still accidentally scare away the woodpecker and can’t remember the names of all the garden birds.) Just to prove it started early, here is a picture of my parents conditioning me to enjoy being outdoors – look closely, I am clearly smiling!
Among other things I enjoy running and have decided to write about it in this blog, along with other splendid topics. Runners come in all shapes and sizes and I have made many good friends through running. Due to their solitary nature, runners are glad occasionally to meet other runners who can understand their strange pastime and connect with them at a deeper level than everyday matters of buying biscuits and driving to work.
After living in various parts of the UK and in North America, I moved to Adelaide, Australia. When not at work or running, I enjoy various other outdoor pursuits including rock-climbing, rogaining, and hiking.
If, for some reason, I were ever required to assume a disguise or be a spy, I would look something like this: