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Ian Stewart (Scotland/Lakes Guide)

Ian is our Scottish expert and mountain safety guru. Based full time in Aviemore in the highlands of Scotland, he is the team’s mountain expert and holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate, the highest award for working in the mountains of the UK.

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Ceri Rees (Director)

Founder of Wild Running Ltd, co founder of Something Wild Events and Adventure Journalist.

An experienced Mountain Marathon runner and mountain leader with in-depth knowledge of UK trails.

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Ben Abdelnoor

Ben is our fell expert and a fantastic addition to the team and will be helping to build the Wild Running Camps in the Lake District, as well as working as one of our guides in France.

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Matt le Roi (our freelance guide)

Matt is a Lake District based outdoor instructor. In recent years Matt has completed the Scafell Pike Mountain Marathon, The 37 mile ‘Old County Tops’ circuit and the infamous Lakeland 50.’

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Gavin Clegg (Navigation Consultant)

Gavin is our new expert navigation consultant. He may be a septuagenarian but don’t let that fool you! His mind is as sharp as a Welsh arrete and his navigational skills…well, his record speaks for itself: He is a multiple British age class orienteering champion and world silver medallist in the M50 category in Sydney…

Robert Mann
Robert Mann (Wild Running Coach)

Robert is the latest addition to our team and will be helping to develop the coaching services that Wild Running offer. Having completed his undergraduate study at the University of Bath, Robert is now working towards a PhD in Sport and Health Sciences, based at the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter.…

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Martin Lewis (Guide, resident biomechanics expert and qualified massuer)

Dr Martin Lewis is a talented Distance Runner with a marathon best time of 2 hours 29 minutes and lecturer of Biomechanics at Nottingham Trent University. Martin obtained his PhD in Biomechanics and computer simulation at Loughborough University and researches and teaches in a variety of areas of biomechanics including running and jumping, specialised sports…

Richard Bishop (Wild Running Guide Guide/co ordinator)

Our latest addition to the team, Richard has been teaching navigation, walking and climbing on Dartmoor for the past 20 yrs, mostly with 15-18 yr olds but also training adults up to gain their professional outdoors qualification. This involved numerous camps on Dartmoor and Snowdonia. He has an ML qualification from Plas Y Brenin, as…