From a young age Ray has had a keen interest in sports and fitness, participating in several sports, such as; Running, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Cross Country and Boxing.
Ray served within the British Army – Infantry for 18 years, as a front-line soldier in Northern Ireland, Bosnia & Afghanistan. During his service, he also became a Boxing Coach and Endurance Trainer.
Ray decided to embrace his working background and his love of the outdoors, to become a Running Coach. He now holds the Leadership in Running Fitness qualification from UK Athletics and is working toward the Coach in Running Fitness qualification (which takes six months).
Ray has been known to run many miles, in fact during a recent (unexpected delay in India) he ran 7,652 Miles in four years!
Look out for his book, coming soon “Running For My Mind – 7,000 Miles to Freedom”, all about his four years stuck in India, over two years of which, were inside an Indian jail, for doing nothing other than his job.
Ray’s next big challenge is to complete the Ultra Trail Wales, which is a 50 Mile Ultra around the mountains of Snowdonia in August 2020.