I'm Rachel Sheldrake, a passionate and experienced runner, both trail and off-road. Having taken up hill and mountain walking as a teenager and road running as an adult, over the past 15 years or so my love of running and the hills have merged. I've taken part in quite a few triathlons too, including Helvellyn and the iconic Norseman iron-distance race.
Over the years I've been running seriously, I've been fortunate enough to run in some incredible places, both in this country and beyond, including the Lake District, where I lived for several years, the Peak District, Scotland, and on many of our national and local trails too. I love nothing more than heading out with my running shoes and a map to explore new routes, no matter where they are.
Having worked as a teacher for many years, I've always loved helping people achieve in every aspect of their lives - and especially through the great outdoors. My desire to enable others to improve themselves through having new experiences, learning new skills and gaining confidence has led me to a career coaching and leading in the sport that I love.
You can read about my latest training and running adventures here https://mudandmiles.co.uk/category/my-running/
You can learn more about me, my background and what makes me tick in this 'Inspiring Individuals' post by the adventurer and photographer Gareth Mate.