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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.
Athlete and cook, Kate Percy is passionate about the link between good eating and better athletic performance.
Max Willcocks is an endurance athlete, fitness model and personal trainer.
Tobias Mews is one of the UK’s leading extreme ultra endurance athletes and is an accomplished journalist.
ULTRA MARATHON RUNNER
Katie Roby is a recently converted ultra-marathon runner, fell runner and mountain obsessive.
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.
Alan is a running novice trying to learn the ropes and sharing his insights as he goes.
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.
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.
Louis Bedwell is a student, nutritional advisor, entrepreneur and endurance athlete
Eric Larsen has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth.
Rin is a clinical & sports performance dietitian specialising in endurance sports & expedition nutrition, whilst taking on her own ultrarunning challenges
Michael Chambers is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultrarunner, and vivacious raconteur with a penchant for charity and Mexican food.
When not running fitness boot camps, personal trainer Annie is an avid endurance athlete, yogi, and all-around adventurer.
Jessica Scott is a chef, qualified nutritional therapist and founder of The Nutrition Kitchen in the 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.
Macca Sherifi is an author, blogger and photographer who has worked in the travel industry for the past four years.
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.
Ness Knight is an adventurer, endurance athlete, speaker and digital consultant.
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
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.
A globe-roaming journalist with an ultramarathon addiction, Warren also runs the world’s first all-natural sports nutrition company for endurance athletes.
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
Kieran combines a passion for wearable tech with an addiction to running
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ENTREPRENEUR & ADVENTURER
Ed is an entrepreneur & adventurer who is seeking to travel the world. Without leaving London
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
Dan Howie has a penchant for extreme adventures and most recently rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 53 days.
For the past seven years of his life, Adam Walker has been trying to accomplish his dream of swimming the seven hardest ocean swims in the world.
Jess Donald is a sports lover – anything from running, cross fit and yoga to skiing or paddle boarding.
Felicity Aston is a scientist, author and the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone
RUNNER AND OBSTACLE RACER
Becca, a 40 year old Londoner started running in 2011 as a way to lose weight.
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.