Although Stag Leap is so much more than a team of two, find out who set up Stag Leap Running Co. and why…
The Stag Leap Team
I moved to Fernie from the UK in 2006 and despite only coming for one winter to ski, am still here. I hated running as a kid. And after a horrendous marathon experience in New York in 2005, declared I was never, ever running again. However, moving to Fernie the following year changed that, as I discovered trail running…
Petrified of Canadian wildlife, I slowly embarked on discovering more Fernie trails, soon realising I was a much better runner than biker. In 2012, a year after Mike, I too found myself toeing the line at Sinister 7. Unbeknownst, 148kms later I would be hooked. It’s changed my life and allowed me to meet so many amazing people, I hope to help others find their happy place on the trails.
I started running 15 years ago, on a casual basis, to get the dog out. And in all honesty, to help give up smoking. It worked.
In 2011 I embarked on my first ultra, finishing Sinister 7 feeling hungry for more. Having built my training mileage from next to nothing in that first year, it made me realise how much your body could do and how much of a mental challenge it was.
Now I continue to train hard on the trails of Fernie, so I can plan a fun running and race season all over North America and beyond. I’m a huge advocate of proper form and technique and can chat running all night. Call me.