MEET THE CREW...

In 2018 Tough Runner UK showed the whole of the UK that we meant business and was on a mission to carve out our own legacy in sports history and in 2019 we plan to become a household known name. Our staff and incredible team of volunteers stand ready to ensure you have the best race experience possible. Meet our founders below.

PROUD ORGANISERS OF:

0 + RACES
Across England & Wales

ADAM NEWTON

Co-Founder & Director 

ABOUT ADAM:

Co-founder and director Adam Newton from Swansea has spent most of his living life living and breathing triathlon.
Adam Has also had a successful spell running cross country for Wales and Triathlon for GBR.
Adam now spends his time growing Tough Runner UK and racing Ironman & 70.3 around the world.

DAN BROWN

Co-Founder & Director 

ABOUT DAN:

Co-founder and Director Dan Brown from Swansea has been a keen runner since the young age of 12 taking part in many races over multiple distances. Dan has a trait for perfectionism and vision on a large scale. He is dedicated to growing Tough Runner UK into a nationally recognised name and providing runners with the ‘ultimate experience’.

BEN GIBBS

Co-Founder & Director 

ABOUT BEN:

Co-founder and director Ben Gibbs from Swansea has a passion for running. He identifies that races across the UK are becoming flooded with very average races and is adamant that Tough Runner UK will become a driving force with value for money, stunning, challenging races.

REBECCA NEWTON

Event Coordinator

ABOUT REBECCA:

Meet Rebecca, a valued member of the Tough Runner team. Rebecca has had a love for running all of her life running races all over the world. Rebecca also co-founded Hoka Half and Buff 10k and has undeniable knowledge within the field.

SHARON LEACH

Event Coordinator

ABOUT SHARON:

Sharon is a valued member of the Tough Runner events team. With an extensive background in athletics and employed by Welsh Athletics themselves, Sharon is no doubt an expert in the field.

Adam Gittins (AKA TIM)

Event Coordinator & Sales Manager

ABOUT TIM:

Meet Tim, Tim works full time for Tough Runner and is in charge of the day to day running of Tough Runner ongoings, from event organising to sales management, Tim plays a vital part in Tough Runner’s fast moving journey. 

Ryan SamuAl

Event Construction Crew / Coordinator 

ABOUT Ryan:

Ryan is one of our longest serving staff members and manages event setup and breakdown. He also helps coordinate ongoings within Tough Runner. Ryan has a BSc honours in sports conditioning, rehabilitation and massage. and a has a MSc in strength & conditioning.

Lucy DriscolL

Event Admin

ABOUT Lucy:

Lucy discovered her passion for running later in life and has competed in several running events. On race days Lucy helps on registration and handing out those all important finishing medals. Lucy also keeps the boys in check and keeps the headquarters clean and tidy.

Francesca Ray

Event Admin

ABOUT FRAN:

Francesca found a passion for running after years of sport and gym based training. Completing a number of different events across the country. She loves nothing more than seeing others achieve goals they never thought possible! Francesca helps oversee the registration tents and will be waiting at the finish line with your well deserved finisher medal!

MATT HOLLEY (AKA SWEEP)

Event Construction Crew / Race Sweep 

ABOUT MATT:

Meet Matt, he first started his Tough Runner journey as a running participant which then led to volunteering. Matt has progressed to become an official member of the Tough Runner Crew assisting with construction and breakdown of the events. Matt is also the official Tough Runner sweep that follows the race to make sure no one falls behind.

JOE MORGANS

Event Construction Crew / Bike Operative  

ABOUT Joe:

Meet Joe, a valued member of the Tough Runner Crew Joe plays a big part in helping put together the logistics of event day setup and take down. He also assists with race route on-goings such as lead bike, and signage.