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Adventures

When I'm not working I do lots of things outdoors:

I do lots of different kinds of running. I run mountain marathons (two day adventure races), orienteer, occasionally fell run, and do off-road ultra-trail races. I don't like running on roads, so I only do it for winter training.

Rachel and Richard at the EuroKIMM
My wife and I at the start of the EuroKIMM.
Rachel and Richard at the EuroKIMM
Another picture from the EuroKIMM in the French Alps.

When I'm not doing that, I'm frequently caving. Caving in the UK is fantastic, particularly if you like tight muddy places. The scenery far underground is frequently astonishing, and some of the most remote places in the UK must be the ends of the longer caves. We've done trips that took up to 13 hours, to places that fewer than 50 people have ever visited.

Caving
Caving in Slaughter Stream Cave, Forest of Dean. Photo by Brendan Marris.
Caving
Exploring some obscure passages in Dan Yr Ogof, South Wales. Photo by Brendan Marris.

I also play Ultimate Frisbee, although not as often as I used to, ski, SCUBA dive, hike whenever and wherever possible, and generally spend as much of my time as possible outdoors. I'm also interested in photography (particularly nature and underwater photography), juggling, other "circus skills", archeology, and a wide variety of other things. For an idea of what I've been up to recently, check out my adventure blog, which is part of the Sterling Adventures site (my wife posts too, so you'll only see half my adventures on the first link).

Anemone fish
Anemone fish, taken in Malaysia
Diving in the Red Sea
Diving in the Red Sea from Aqaba, Jordan.