A love for running, born out of an urgency to heal.
As a photographer, I feel compelled to document the sport from all angles - from the serious athlete to the purist.
From left to right > First Trithlon > First 10km > First Trail Marathon
That's quite a lofty headline but that's just the way it went down for me, personally. I came into running after an emotional breakdown brought about by not dealing with a boatload of unresolved family history and the loss of a relationship with my then partner. As a matter of fact, I specifically came into running after I had won a raffle ticket to a free entry in a sprint triathlon, just weeks after coming out of the hospital. I moved into a new apartment in a foreign country and I was financially broke as can be. And so, one morning looking at myself in the mirror, well, It sort of looked like me, I decided to begin the transformation, I began to train for the triathlon.
'Serious running' for me was something completely new and so was a triathlon, I mean, I knew nothing about it. The process of learning about the sport was just as stimulating as doing the actual activity. I met with amazing humans, from Marathon des Sables finishes to personal trainers and finally descovering Ryan Sande's book Trail Blazer, which I highly recommend. I was only doing a triathlon, however, I felt a connection with the idea of running further distances. All of this research, reading, nutrition, and training facilitated an urgency to heal.
Fast forwarding, I completed my Triathlon in third place, then on to a 10 Km run and then my first Marathon - The Beachy Head Marathon in the south East of England.
I now run and train in the hope of doing my first Ultra Marathon and running has become an integral part of my life. As a photographer, I feel compelled to document the sport from all angles - from the serious athlete to the purist. Regardless of the motivation, I hold strong that having the chance to get out on the road or into the mountains is a real pleasure and it becomes a lifestyle a decision to connect on many levels.