After an unfortunate injury ended his rugby playing days Mark turned to running and other sports to stay fit and have fun.
What started as a hobby at university became more serious when he and a friend decided to tackle a trail marathon in Northumberland. With each other spurring the other on training became more regular and consistent. A 4th place finish followed and a love/obsession with endurance running was born.
Since then he has completed 4 Ultras and competes regularly in hill racing and cross-country events.