I'm an ex international cyclist whose highlights throughout my racing career include 9th Commonwealth Games Road Race, 4th on GC twice Rás Tour of Ireland and breaking Graeme O'Bree's Scottish Hour Record.
When I retired from cycling I started running and won the Highland Cross and did a few marathons with my best being London in 2.44.
In 2008 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 40. Not knowing much about the condition I decided to do the Marathon Des Sables through the Sahara desert to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for type 1 which I raised 26K for two diabetes charities.
After the MDS I attempted to do the 350 miles 6633 Arctic Ultra Marathon in the Yukon in North Canada failing and pulling out 270 miles into the race. I decided to return one year later to try and finish unfinished business which I managed to finish in 2nd place with the 6th fastest time in the races history.