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Meet the Alphas
Heather Balogh is an adventurer and freelance writer with a never-ending love for the outdoors.
Rebecca Dent is a High Performance Dietitian and has worked within a sporting institute with elite and Olympic level athletes
Rob has run, walked and biked all over the world. In 2010 he cycled 10,000 miles through Africa and the Middle East from Cape Town to Istanbul.
Russell is a part time Adventurer spending his time pushing boundaries and living more simply with microadventures and a weekend warrior.
Monaco based Ben Rolfe is gradually ticking off the seven continents by running an ultramarathon on every one.
Alan is a running novice trying to learn the ropes and sharing his insights as he goes.
Max Willcocks is an endurance athlete, fitness model and personal trainer.
Sam Guinness is an avid trail runner who loves nothing more than exploring his home city of Hong Kong by foot.
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.
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.
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
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.
Nathan Sanel is a Vegan Ultra runner who's passion is exploring what is physically and mentally possible.
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.
Michael Chambers is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultrarunner, and vivacious raconteur with a penchant for charity and Mexican food.
Eric Larsen has spent the past 15 years of his life traveling in some of the most remote and wild places left on earth.
Athlete and cook, Kate Percy is passionate about the link between good eating and better athletic performance.
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.
Damian Hall is an outdoor journalist who’s trekked many of the world’s famous and not-to-famous long-distance trails.
Tobias Mews is one of the UK’s leading extreme ultra endurance athletes and is an accomplished journalist.