About us

We met through our mutual love of the great outdoors. We’re experienced endurance athletes, parents to two free-range children, and passionate advocates for sustainable adventures.

Jen & Sim Benson

Jen is a runner, writer, photographer and PhD researcher exploring the psychology and philosophy of running. She has completed over 50 marathons and ultras and the UK Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlons. She is a qualified podiatrist with a master’s degree in sport & exercise medicine and a love of good books and great coffee.

Sim is a writer and photographer who enjoys running, cycling and climbing in cool places. He graduated in environmental earth science and is a qualified England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness. With a background in orienteering, climbing and mountaineering, he has explored the Alps, Iceland and the Himalayas both with the British Exploring Society and on self-guided adventures. He has completed marathons, ultras, iron-distance triathlons and adventure races and collects rocks and maps.

We met through our mutual love of the great outdoors and have since been on many adventures together, from completing the Devon Coast to Coast Extreme adventure race (140 miles by bike, foot and kayak in 21 hours) to becoming parents to two free-range children. We’re both experienced athletes and always up for a challenge; in 2015 we spent a year living wild under canvas in Britain.

If you'd like to chat to us about a forthcoming project, we'd love to hear from you.