I live and work in Sheffield. I’m a researcher into battery technologies during the day, especially for electric vehicles.
I love running, especially marathons and longer races than that. I’m a Rugby fanatic and a battered supporter of Ipswich Town FC. I collect records and love listening to them!
I have another two ultras planned for 2022.Running helps me relax and I do all my thinking when I am running!I am originally from Wales, so being a rugby fan is fairly normal. I ended up supporting Ipswich Town by accident – and have regretted it ever since.I started collecting records when I was a teenager and I am now an avid collector. I can often be found having a dig around second hand shops or records shops in search of that rare piece of vinyl. I like nearly all types of music and have records in my collection from every year from 1960 to 2021!
My pronouns are:
I’m trying to make batteries better for electric vehicles!
My Typical Day:
I always start the day with a short run and then a coffee. So I get up and out by 6.30am.
I am in the lab by about 9am where I do lots of experimental work.
I usually have a working lunch with another researcher and then its back to the lab. Depending on what is to do, I try to get away by 5pm.
What I'd do with the prize money:
I have always wanted to run the 6 major marathons this will help me tick another off my list!
The six major marathons are: London, Chicago, New York, Boston, Berlin and Tokyo
I have completed London marathon 4 times and would love to do each of the majors at least once before I hang up my running shoes. I would love to do Berlin in 2022!
University of Sunderland – Masters
University of Sunderland – BSc. (Hons)
University of Newcastle up0n Tyne – BSc. (Hons)
Master of Education
BSc. (Hons) Science Education
BSc. (Hons) Physics & Chemistry
Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology AABC
Maths, English, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, French, History, Computer Studies and Politics 8A 2B
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Tall, Welsh, Runner
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My Physics teacher at school.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
No - I was a good boy!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would love to run my own record shop
Who is your favourite singer or band?
David Bowie / Beatles - please don't make me choose.
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
The London Marathon - everyone should do it once. It is amazing.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To stay healthy, To always strive to improve myself, To finish 1st in a parkrun!
Tell us a joke.
How much does it cost to buy a neutron? No charge