Damian Hall is an athlete, author and activist who grew up in Nailsworth and still lives in the Cotswolds. Before he was competing in the world's toughest ultramarathons such as the Spine Race, UTMB and the Barkley Marathons, he completed many of the world's famous long-distance walking trails, such as Everest Base Camp trek, the Inca Trail and Australia's Six Foot Track, where a hungry possum stole his walking boot.
He mainly works as a running coach now, but has written regularly about outdoor, travel and fitness for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Runner's World, Country Walking, Rough Guides and others. His books include Cicerone's Walking in the Cotswolds, In It For The Long Run, We Can't Run Away from This, and the official Pennine Way guide.
He is a co-founder of The Green Runners and he has a tea problem. More at www.ultradamo.com.