About me

I’m a keen but not very fast runner and triathlete (that’s swimming, cycling and running, one after another – and no, you don’t stop to dry off). I often write about races and events in the North East of England, including parkrun, the Blaydon Race and the Great North Run.

I’m also a writer. I always carry a notebook and a pen, or tap things into my phone that later become poems, short stories or blog posts. Running is just one of the many things that fires my creative neurons.

In my working life I write marketing stuff ranging from the words on the side of boxes and packaging to emails, adverts, social posts, customer case studies and features for magazines. I also run training sessions to help people improve their business writing skills and better connect with their customers. You can find out more about my professional career on LinkedIn.

You can read more of my creative writing via these links:

Armistice 100 Days – Writers’ group 26 partnered with Imperial War Museums to mark the centenary of the First World War by telling the story of a person alive at the time in exactly 100 words.

26 Twits  – To celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary by choosing a favourite character from  his books and writing a 100-word story featuring that character and working with a junior artist to illustrate the story.

26 Steps – I came up with the idea of identifying 26 short walks in the UK  and using them to inspire writers to write, draw and photograph a virtual postcard of the places and emotions explored.

26 Under a Northern Sky –  I edited and contributed to this collection of stories and poems inspired by the music of Nick Drake and a railway journey between Newcastle upon Tyne and Glasgow.

I’m also on twitter:

For running and triathlon – ScribblerNE

For writing – i_am_wordstruck

One thought on “About me”

  1. We would love it if you came to visit us at LA22 9SH and I know we have some ‘behind the scenes’ things to show you that will excite you! Let me know when you would like to come and I will arrange for you to meet the Curator (who is a Geordie btw) and maybe a poet or two.

    We also run our own blog site – take a look and see if you would like to contribute. . .


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