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We are A community of like-minded individuals from all walks of life. From outdoor enthusiasts to adventure addicts, runners, cyclists and serious athletes. Each member of our team represents us in their own unique and individual way. We strive each day to conquer our own personal Everest, in unity and resolve.

We're looking for new members to join our team for 2021. If you think that could be you, scroll down and apply.

The 2020 Team

Find out more about the current #TeamKMC below!

Richard Anderson
From Huddersfield, Sport has always been part of my life. Competing and winning medals as an age group and professional at British Universities Champs, British & European Duathlon. Won Bala & Hellvellyn Tri's, and Carlisle Half. 2nd in Lakesman & Cumbrian Run. For me, endurance sport is about much more than races. I’m an adventurer at heart and whenever I can I run, cycle or swim in the Lake District
Richard AndersonInternational Triathlete & Adventurer
Wolfy
I'm known to my friends as Wolfy and have been trail running for 6 years now, but only seriously for the last 2. I am an ultra trail runner and love to share my passion of the trails with anyone who will listen. I am working my way up to the Madeira Skyrace, as well the biggie UTMB. For now I'm loving life on the trails and getting out to explore.
Wolfy Ultra Trails Runner
John Houston
Ran my first half marathon in 2009 and never thought I would be doing marathons and Ultras 10+ years later. Moving off the road to the trails for 2020 with some big races and looking forward to freshening up some muddy trails with KMC's minty range of gels and recovery.
John HoustonMarathon Runner
Jon Flynn
Hi, I’m Jon Flynn (this_man_runs) and I am a 43 yr old father of five primary school deputy headteacher. I began running regularly in 2017 (500 day run streak) and I’ve rarely stopped since. I love supporting others in their running journey and I volunteer as much as I run in races. I love the feeling that running gives me and I use Kendal mint company goods to keep me going over many, many miles. It’s lush!
Jon Flynnrunner & influencer
Jamie Neill
Jamie Neill has hiked on 4 continents & enjoys Munrobagging & tackling outdoors challenges In Scotland for charity: 40 Munros in 7 days, swimming across Loch Lomond & long distance cycles. He delivers HIIT, Spin, Boxercise & strength training away from the mountains & has given coaching & motivational speaking to groups for 15 years, aiming to encourage and inspire all ages. Before hiking, Jamie was the Scottish badminton champion & competed in the World Championships, ranked #75.
Jamie NeillAdventurer & PT
Paul Coon
I'm a 37yr old shift process operator at Sellafield from Cockermouth in Cumbria.I started running end of 2013 and since then have competed across various distances ranging from 400m up to marathon.I have won several national Masters medals and twice ran for England Masters v35 team both at Swansea and Aintree. Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up
Paul CoonRunning
Ben
Kendal born 23-year-old Triathlete. Though new to sports, with only 3 years of experience. I am extremely proud of what I have achieved so far. But excited to continue my improvement. Despite being branded as a Triathlete. I compete in many sub-disciplines, such as Cyclocross, Time Trails, road and fell running. My stand out performances would be 2nd in the Helvellyn Triathlon, 2nd in age group at the Alpe d'huez Triathlon and overall Win in the North Wals Cyclocross. Speciality- Hilly courses/power to weight.
Ben "Wilf" GoodfellowTriathlete
Harry Lancaster
I love taking part in and watching all types of sport from running to football to darts ?I find it beneficial to keep active and motivational to set short term goals and try to reach them! My current targets for running include training for the GNR and achieving 16:16 for 5K! My other significant passion is food and I love trying new snacks!
Harry LancasterRunning
Brian Bowden
Non runner to marathon runner in 16 weeks! I was fortunate enough to be selected by ASICS to take part in the marathon challenge they run in 2019 with my wife. Since then I’ve joined the team as a brand ambassador and I’m proud and great full to join the UK ASICS frontrunner team. Through this I’ve been able to story my journey and blog about how running has helped me with my mental health.
Brian BowdenASICS frontrunner & Marathon Runner
Rob Colston
24 - Lake District. I've been rowing competitively for 4 years, at national and international competitions. Currently at Cambridge 99 rowing club. I love walking in the fells, taking my bike out, open water swimming in Ullswater whenever I'm home. Looking for more challenges this year!
Rob ColstonRowing & Triathlon
Ellis Bland
My name is Ellis Bland and I’m an Ultra Runner based out of the Lake District. With podium results over multiple distances I’ve decided for 2020 I’m focusing my attention mainly on racing 50mile upwards. This year you’ll find me at the Fellsman, Jurassic Coast 100 and Lakes In a Day to name but a few
Ellis Blandmarathon Runner & Adventurer
Michael Parkin
Fell Runner, located in Penrith. Competed in some fantastic races in 2019. Most notably I was part of the Eden Runners Billy Bland Challenge in which we ran a 3rd fastest time. Favourite quote: I don't really have one but I do have a tip that Ricky Lightfoot told me which I keep in mind when running downhill "Don't forget; if it looks slippy, it is slippy" .
Michael ParkinFell Running, Cycling, Climbing, Hiking
Rachel Brown
I started running competitively at 11 years old, mainly cross country. I gave up competitive running after injuries. After having my 2nd child 3 years ago I decided to take up competitive running again and rekindled my love of cycling. So, I decided to take up Duathlon. Heading over to Germany for the Euro champs in April, and then to Almere in September for World champs - I can't wait! Advice: Don't give up, it's never too late to chase your dreams. I wish I hadn't given up so easily all those years ago.
Rachel BrownDuathlete - GB Age Group Team
Ella Davies
I took up running in 2017, as a way to keep fit after not being able to run a mile back in 2017. I then ran my first half marathon in 2018. I use running to help raise awareness of people with a visible difference like me.
Ella DaviesRunner&Campaigner for changing faces
Scott Flett
My love of the outdoors and adventure started in my time in the military. I started rock climbing 8 years ago which in turn started a new journey for me, having now climbed all over the world including the Himalayas and the french Alps. I also love martial arts, trail running and road cycling.
Scott FlettExtreme Adventurer
Sophie Dodd
I’m a Scottish Open Water swimmer who trains with the university of Stirling. Having recently come from a national pool background, I understand the ins and outs of the pool but open water gives me the chance to get more involved and be more tactical. Last year I qualified for British Nationals in the 5km and this year I will be competing in Mallorca in May and then hopefully British nationals again this year with the chance of placing.
Sophie DoddSwimmer & Youtube Influencer
Jules Richards
I’m a Father of two, Secondary School teacher and triathlete. I have been competing in triathlon since 2008 and have raced all distances from Sprint to Ironman. I got into exercise originally in 2002 after a snowboarding accident left me with one fractured and two compressed vertebrae requiring surgery to fit a spinal brace. In 2006 I had the brace removed after it snapped in a surfing incident, I completed the 2007 London Marathon 6 months after the spinal surgery and with my new found fitness decided to give Triathlon a go.
Jules RichardsAge Group Triathlete
Gary
Gary’s main passion is long distance hiking. He started with the Inca Trail in Peru and stepped up to the Camino across Spain. Next up he’s taking on the PCT across America. Most of his time is spent in the mountains bagging peaks and wild camping. He’s also a qualified food nutritionist and chef! Skills he is currently combining to produce healthy dehydrated meals to enjoy on the trails
Gary "Sockpan" MayInternational Thru-Hiker, Mountaineer, Backpacking Chef
Martin Hier
Martin from Inverness, trail/ultra runner bagging as many Munros as I can along the way. Initially began training for triathlon 3 years ago but a coast to coast race across Scotland sent me to the mountains full time. When not in the hills I can be found riding mountain bikes with trail pup Skye or if it’s a windy day at the beach kitesurfing.
Martin HierTrail / Ultra Runner
Gareth Armstrong
Started marathon training in 2014 as part of his recovery after contracting meningitis to raise money for research. Gareth combines his passion of running & fundraising Belfast, London, Birmingham, Tokyo, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Manchester. You name it Gareth has done it! Aiming to complete 6 world marathons in 2020 and aspiring to run the North Pole marathon soon.
Gareth ArmstrongMarathon Runner & Fundraiser
Arthur Chatto
4th year Geography Bsc. Geography student. Guinness WR for the youngest ever to Row around GB as part of Team Exe Endurow. I'm a keen rower, mountaineer in Scotland and the Alps, and a diver - under the sea in Greenland.
Arthur ChattoWR Holder | Rower | Mountaineer | Diver
Paul Schroder
I started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. I have never been a natural athlete but with consistent training I have now become an above average runner & triathlete using my never give up positive mental attitude. In 2019 I won my first ever sporting award finishing 3rd Place in Triathlon England East Region Adult League. I have now qualified for Age Group Team GB and take part in various running & triathlon distances each year. I am also a UKA & BTF Level 2 Coach.
Paul SchroderAge Group GB Aquathlete
Stacey Downie
I have been competing in athletics as a sprinter internationally for Scotland for 10 years at 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x100m and 4x400m relays. I am the current 400m Scottish champion. I'm training to reach the next Commonwealth Games in 2022 in the 400m.
Stacey DownieRunning
Liam Wright
Liam Wright - 31, From Leeds, recently relocated to Kendal Hobbies are Trail / fell running, Boxing, Mountaineering Favourite quote "It'll be reet" Liam spends every bit of his spare time in the outdoors exploring!
Liam WrightExplorer, Adventurer & Influencer

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