A Thousand Words

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a thousand words can paint an incredible picture. A love of the English language saw me begin my journey into the world of writing and journalism whilst still at school, from where it developed into a major part of my life. I spent three years working as an international rugby journalist in Cape Town before venturing into travel journalism as I looked to broaden my horizons and appeal to a new audience. My time working in London saw me covering events within the world of entrepreneurs and small businesses before moving on to a men's lifestyle publication.

Now, working as a freelancer, my writing draws on all of my past experiences and reflects my love for adventure and food. As well as my own blog I have a cookbook coming out at the end of the year and feature in several leading publications.

As Featured In.

Thrive

With no more than 200m standing between me and the finish line of ‘the world’s toughest one-day bike event’, a sense of calm washed over my body as I finally...

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Australia/NZ Cyclist

With no more than 200m standing between me and the finish line of ‘the world’s toughest one-day bike event’, a sense of calm washed over my body as I finally...

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Bikes Etc

The Tour de Mont Blanc claims to be the hardest single-day event a cyclist can take on. To ride over 200 miles in a single day would be gruelling enough...

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Train Magazine

Although adventurer Marcus Leach’s fitness journey completely flipped his lifestyle, he refused to sacrifice his love for food on his way to getting his...

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Trail Magazine

If you’re sick of stuffing yourself with service station stodge, here are five simple recipes for healthy energy snacks that will keep you fuelled in the hills.

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Cycling Plus

A honeymoon in India gorging on curry prompted Marcus Leach to transform his life – with a little help from his bike.

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Travel Africa

The renowned elephants of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve had long been calling me. Yet, when I finally arrived, there was something else hiding in its midst that captured my attention.

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Cycling World

The next thirteen kilometres were sheer hell. My legs burnt as the lactic acid started to sting my muscles, my body screaming at me to slow down. This really was 'the world's toughest one day bike event'.

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Aloe Matters

The sun had begun its slow ascent into the sky and I could see for miles on end if every direction. It was as if I was stood in the centre of the world and everything unfolded from here.

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Sportif Magazine

Riding Velothon Wales became a battle between my legs and my mind as I raced the clock in an attempt to finish the race ahead of my target time.


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Avaunt

I was left wondering if it was the Danakil Depression Thesiger had in mind when he once said ‘the harder the life, the finer the individual’, for few lives come harder than those lived here, in the face of hell itself.

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Boneshaker Journal

It's about learning from our mistakes, setbacks and failures and focusing our energies on the achievements of the future, knowing we are stronger for our past experiences.


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