A true running veteran, Des has competed at local, national and international levels. He participated in his first ultramarathon in 2005, tackling the Ultra-Trail Du Mont Blanc (UTMB). He has gone on to undertake another seven ultramarathons, and considers the 2012 UTMB to be a highlight.
For all his own achievements, Des loves to help others reach their goals and ambitions, no matter what scale they’re on. In his spare time, he is a race performance trainer for King’s College London, and has helped countless people achieve their targets, making him a fantastic contact for any running advice you might need.
Incredibly Des beat the odds by completeing The Fellsman 100km trail race the day after his 50th birthday party, despite also suffering from the flu. Given the circumstances he had simply intended to make it to the first check point but he managed to push on and finish the whole race.
Courmayeur, its the start of the UTMB CCC and the Tor De Geants and it has a fantastic ski resort.