I spent twenty years training in the martial arts before a ruptured patella tendon put an end to that. During my recovery, my physiotherapist suggested that I try cycling to build up the muscles around my knee. Pretty soon, I was as obsessed with cycling as I was with Jujitsu and kickboxing.
I love both road cycling and mountain biking, and spend altogether too much money on bikes. I realised a while back that the right tech can have a huge impact on improving your performance in the saddle, so I never leave home without something to track my ride.
Although cycling is my main pursuit, I’ve recently started running more seriously and will be attempting my first half marathon in 2014.
Like Sandra, I’ve been a technology journalist for more years than I care to remember. I launched TrustedReviews.com in 2003 and built it into the UK’s leading tech site before selling the company to IPC Media in 2007. As well as looking after FitTechnica.com, I also contribute to Men’s Fitness.
I’ve been running since I was at school, and I’m now the other side of 40. For much of my adult life my main sport has been orienteering. I’ve competed all over the UK and internationally, including in the World Masters Games, and in the Swedish O-Ringen – a five-day international orienteering competition with more than 15,000 competitors that has to be seen to be believed.
I’ve also done a few marathons, numerous half marathons and countless 10k and 5k races, but I don’t much like running on roads or in packs. When I am not orienteering I love running on my own off road and especially on trails. I was running trails before they were fashionable.
I’m a freelance IT journalist by profession, which makes my interest in fitness technology even more keen.