Farafoot represents a convergence of my lifelong passion for outdoor experience, my pursuit of physical and mental challenges and my background as a psychologist.
Until March of 2013 I directed a doctoral training programme for Psychologists at The University of Wolverhampton. After 10 years working in the academic world I made the radical move to take up Farafoot as my full time occupation.
I’ve been running for various clubs since at university in the late 1980s and was women’s fell running champion for Shropshire in 2003, and Mercia women’s champion in 2003 and 2004. After this I took up so-called ultra distance running, including running the OMM (Outdoor Mountain Marathon).
Added to running, I’ve been used to arduous and testing experiences in the outdoors, through climbing and mountaineering. This included a life-changing accident, when I crushed some vertebrae falling from a lead climb in Snowdonia. My preference has since been for winter climbing on snow and ice rather than cragging, particularly in the Alps and Himalayas, I especially enjoyed summiting the Matterhorn on an unguided mountaineering trip and climbing to the North Col of Everest.
My aims now are to help develop the expedition arm of Farafoot.