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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.
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.
ULTRA MARATHON RUNNER
Katie Roby is a recently converted ultra-marathon runner, fell runner and mountain obsessive.
Self-confessed nomad, outdoor enthusiast and relative newcomer to the adventure community, Faith is on a mission to change the world through adventure
Lowri Morgan is an adventurer and ultra-endurance marathon runner, having competed in some of the most extreme races in the world.
Michael Chambers is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultrarunner, and vivacious raconteur with a penchant for charity and Mexican food.
Alan is a running novice trying to learn the ropes and sharing his insights as he goes.
Monty Halls embodies the Merrell mission to increase participation in the outdoors, with his passion for getting outside, discovering more about the natural world and enthusing others to join him.
Tobias Mews is one of the UK’s leading extreme ultra endurance athletes and is an accomplished journalist.
Andrew Westbrook is a travel journalist with a passion for escaping the crowds on remote, long-distance trails.
Rin is a clinical & sports performance dietitian specialising in endurance sports & expedition nutrition, whilst taking on her own ultrarunning challenges
Anna McNuff is an adventurer and writer who has cycled through all 50 states of the USA.
Simon James is a mountaineer, marathon and ultrarunner based in London, UK.
Piers Stockwell is a natural running expert who shares the Merrell Barefoot ethos, educating people to run the way your body was designed to.
Endurance runner, mother of two and Personal Trainer, Tracy loves nothing more than escaping to the coastal trails for a run.
Sam Guinness is an avid trail runner who loves nothing more than exploring his home city of Hong Kong by foot.
Benno Rawlinson is an ocean rower, ultra runner and spends his spare time climbing, cycling and SUPing.
Sarah Outen MBE is a British adventurer, ocean rower, author and motivational speaker.
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.
Jamie Bowlby-Whiting is a writer and blogger, hungry to push his personal boundaries with little more than a desire for adventure
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.
Hannah Richards is a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and believes in healing the body through food and lifestyle changes.
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.
ULTRA MARATHON RUNNER
Cat Simpson has run over 20 marathons and ultras, and has completed races all around the world.
ULTRA MARATHON RUNNER
Kieran combines a passion for wearable tech with an addiction to running
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.
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.
Nathan Sanel is a Vegan Ultra runner who's passion is exploring what is physically and mentally possible.
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.
Sophie Radcliffe is a mountaineer, cyclist, adventurer, Ironman and writer. She's on a mission to encourage everyone to get outside, challenge themselves have fun.
Eric Larsen has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth.
Zayne is a South African endurance athlete who has completed over 40 marathons and triathlons.
Rian Cope is a filmmaker, blogger and adventurer and loves nothing more than riding bikes.
Jennifer MacKenzie is a professional home economist, food writer, recipe developer, editor, and culinary consultant.
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.
Following a sniper bullet to the leg in Afghanistan, Joe is training towards competing as a sprint kayaker in Rio 2016 with GB Paracanoe.
A dad of four with a full time job who fills his spare time with obstacle running, triathlons, marathons and mini-adventures
Rebecca Dent is a High Performance Dietitian and has worked within a sporting institute with elite and Olympic level athletes
Dan Howie has a penchant for extreme adventures and most recently rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 53 days.
Emily Bell is an adventurer and magazine editor who has kayaked the length of Britain and stand-up paddle boarded the Lower Missouri.
Frances is a chartered sports physical therapist specialising in sports injuries and endurance sports.
Richard Harpham is a human powered adventurer who has completed over 7,600 miles by canoe, kayak, bike and on foot.