About us

Fifteen years ago, we met through our mutual love of the great outdoors. Since then, we’ve written more than 10 books on running and outdoor adventure, and won awards for our journalism, while exploring our passion for endurance challenges.

As well as writing, we offer bespoke, individualised and evidence-based expert run coaching.

Jen & Sim Benson

Jen is a runner, writer and UESCA certified ultrarunning coach. Her PhD research explores 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 runner, writer and photographer and a qualified England Athletics Running Coach. 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 is a kit and nav expert.

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