Paradoxically, Tom thinks of himself as someone who rarely trains, but runs a lot. He has an exploratory approach to running, both of his environment and internal barriers, and will often stop in the middle of a run to admire a view. He likes to run with his partner, his dogs, his friends, but also alone and the longer he is out the more immersed he becomes. Most often found crushing the trails around his home in West Yorkshire, Tom doesn't compete as much as others in his class. However, when he does a strange inner beast is awoken, which pushes him hard to compete.
He'll still be smiling, though.
2023:10th Swiss Peaks 360
Barkley 26 pages although a nasty guy with a beard told me this was still only 1 loop
2022: 4 FKTs in one run! Broke the double and triple everesting records. Set new distances of quad everesting and completed the only known vertical marathon (26.2 miles of ascent doing hill repeats). My very own backyard ultra! | It'll be grand round (back to back rankin and wicklow rounds)
2020: FKT Dales Mountains 30 (all the mountains in the Yorkshire Dales)
2019: 14th in the Dragon's Back Race
2018: 6th Cheviot Goat Race | Unsupported double Bob Graham Round
2017: 1st Place Spine Race
2016: 1st Place Spine Challenger Race | Yorkshire 3 peaks ultra 1st and course record