Tom has been running ultra distances for a number of years. He first made his presence felt in 2013, when he took first place at the 10 Peaks Lakes (long course), and has since won iconic races such as the MONTANE Spine Race, and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra.
Paradoxically, Tom thinks of himself as someone who rarely trains, but runs a lot. He has an exploratory approach to running, both of his environment and internal barriers, and will often stop in the middle of a run to admire a view. He likes to run with his partner, his dogs, his friends, but also alone and the longer he is out the more immersed he becomes.
Most often found crushing the trails around his home in West Yorkshire, Tom doesn't compete as much as others in his class. However, when he does a strange inner beast is awoken, which pushes him hard to compete.
He'll still be smiling, though.