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Meet the Alphas
The Pack Team
The Pack's global editorial team is dedicated to bringing you the news, inspiration and advice from the outside world.
Jake is an expert in ice and rock climbing, kayaking, surfing and of course, fell running - the outdoors is in his blood.
Doctor Andrew Murray
ULTRA MARATHON RUNNER
Andrew Murray is a Sports Medicine doctor, ultra marathon runner and Merrell pack leader.
Tobias Mews is one of the UK’s leading extreme ultra endurance athletes and is an accomplished journalist.
Sean McFarlane is an endurance athlete who specialises in triathlon and ultra marathons.
Damian Hall is an outdoor journalist who’s trekked many of the world’s famous and not-to-famous long-distance trails.
Alan is a running novice trying to learn the ropes and sharing his insights as he goes.
Laraine Wyn Jones
Laraine Wyn Jones is a part time adventurer, who loves the outdoors and likes to fit in as much action as possible around a full time job.
Macca Sherifi is an author, blogger and photographer who has worked in the travel industry for the past four years.
New Orleans-based Dustin is our poster boy for the transformational power of the trail – he went from couch potato to Ironman triathlete in a year.
Simon James is a mountaineer, marathon and ultrarunner based in London, UK.
Lowri Morgan is an adventurer and ultra-endurance marathon runner, having competed in some of the most extreme races in the world.
Eric Larsen has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth.
Louis Bedwell is a student, nutritional advisor, entrepreneur and endurance athlete
As a self-confessed outdoor enthusiast, there’s no escaping adventure and action for Lizzie, whether she’s travelling for work purposes (Lizzie works for team Bear Grylls), or squeezing in a trail run/paddle-board session or road trip at the weekend.
Bryony McCormick is the Feature’s Editor of Runner’s World South Africa and loves nothing more than being out in the elements and pushing her limits on an adventure.
Michael Chambers is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultrarunner, and vivacious raconteur with a penchant for charity and Mexican food.
Anna McNuff is an adventurer and writer who has cycled through all 50 states of the USA.
Jessica Scott is a chef, qualified nutritional therapist and founder of The Nutrition Kitchen in the UK.
Rachel Duffell is a Hong Kong-based journalist, editor, and runner who loves to discover Asia and the many adventures it has to offer
Hannah Richards is a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and believes in healing the body through food and lifestyle changes.
Rin is a clinical & sports performance dietitian specialising in endurance sports & expedition nutrition, whilst taking on her own ultrarunning challenges
Emily Bell is an adventurer and magazine editor who has kayaked the length of Britain and stand-up paddle boarded the Lower Missouri.
When not running fitness boot camps, personal trainer Annie is an avid endurance athlete, yogi, and all-around adventurer.
Piers Stockwell is a natural running expert who shares the Merrell Barefoot ethos, educating people to run the way your body was designed to.
Rebecca Dent is a High Performance Dietitian and has worked within a sporting institute with elite and Olympic level athletes
Richard Felton is a running shop and biomechanics lab manager with a big appetite for running long…. and mostly slow.
Benno Rawlinson is an ocean rower, ultra runner and spends his spare time climbing, cycling and SUPing.
Ness Knight is an adventurer, endurance athlete, speaker and digital consultant.
Sarah Outen MBE is a British adventurer, ocean rower, author and motivational speaker.
Mark Kleanthous is a performance coach and has crossed the finish line in more than 460 triathlons including 36 ironman and is a 2 x World Ironman Triathlon Finisher in Hawaii.
Emily has a passion for getting lost on the trails. She considers peanut M&M’s the fuel of champions and deems sweat “liquid awesome.” One ultra marathon down, she is looking for her next adventure.
TRIATHLETE & ULTRA RUNNER
Mark is an ultra distance endurance athlete and the current world record holder for the Enduroman Arch to Arc.
Nick has made it his mission in life to climb, hike or mountaineer his way round some of the worlds most beautiful mountain ranges.
Simon Freeman has been obsessed with marathons since he started running at age 30. He is now trying his hand at ultras and loves spending time in the mountains, whether summer or winter.
Ben is a competitive slalom kayaker, trail runner and mountain bike rider, who was part of Merrell's GODZone race team in April 2014.
James is an adventure sports photographer, ultrarunner and blogger, regularly shooting with sporting brands, magazines and athletes around the globe.
Cyril Morrin is a long distance triathlete and ultra marathon runner who likes to try out different challenges and sports purely for the fun of it.
James Ketchell is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador.
Bryon Powell is the Runner-in-Chief at iRunFar.com. He has been trail running for more than half his life and now focuses on ultra-distance trail running.
Sean Conway is an author, swimmer and adventure seeker, and is the first person ever to swim from Land's End to John O' Groats.
Athlete and cook, Kate Percy is passionate about the link between good eating and better athletic performance.
Zayne is a South African endurance athlete who has completed over 40 marathons and triathlons.
Monaco based Ben Rolfe is gradually ticking off the seven continents by running an ultramarathon on every one.
Jonathan Manning is editor of Outdoor Fitness Magazine and surprisingly enough obsessed with all things outdoors.
ENTREPRENEUR & ADVENTURER
Ed is an entrepreneur & adventurer who is seeking to travel the world. Without leaving London
A dad of four with a full time job who fills his spare time with obstacle running, triathlons, marathons and mini-adventures
Heather Balogh is an adventurer and freelance writer with a never-ending love for the outdoors.
Dan Howie has a penchant for extreme adventures and most recently rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 53 days.
Jess Donald is a sports lover – anything from running, cross fit and yoga to skiing or paddle boarding.
A keen outdoorsman Edward spends his free time fly fishing, skiing or travelling
Felicity Aston is a scientist, author and the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone
Caroline is a amateur cyclists and enjoys triathlons, running and Campari.
Russell is a part time Adventurer spending his time pushing boundaries and living more simply with microadventures and a weekend warrior.
Jack is a long distance triathlete and mountain biker. During his nearly 20 year racing career, he's won over 50 races and competed in many national and world championship events.