Our Team

Ian Mulvey   Event Director

Based in the Lake District Ian has extensive knowledge of the local area and of mountain environments. With a Bsc (Hons) degree in Sports Science & Outdoor Leadership Ian has over 20 years’ experience, with racing experience in several countries. Ian is a qualified Mountain Leader (summer) & SMBLA Trail Cycle Leader. Ian puts his skills in the outdoors to good use as an active full team member of his local Mountain Rescue Team.


Also a keen photographer, Ian can be seen with a camera in hand at most of the events, and enjoys capturing the ever changing weather conditions in the mountains.

Ian has enjoyed many outdoor pursuits but is most passionate about Ultra Trail running in mountainous environments, no more so than about his home environment of the Lake District. Ian likes to share this passion, through his knowledge and understanding of this environment and this ultimately comes through in the events he creates.

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Emily Roberts   Co-Director  


Emily moved to the Lake District in 2002 to pursue her passion for the outdoors, particularly the Lake District environment, where she gained a Bsc (Hons) degree in Outdoor Studies, specialising in environmental studies.


Emily has experience competing in triathlons, adventure racing, road and mountain biking, orienteering, fell and trail running. She particularly loves being in outdoor environments amid mountains, lakes and forests. Her main passion is mountain trail running, of which recent achievements include top finishes in the Ultra Trail Picos de Europa in Northern Spain, the Eiger Ultra Trail 50k with >10,000ft of ascent in Switzerland and a Trail marathon in the Pitzal Valley of Austria, aptly named the ‘Trail Maniak’.

Emily is also an active full team member of the local Mountain Rescue Team, always striving to learn new skills and ultimately to help others who are in need.

Simon Banks

Safety Officer &  Public Relations


Simon has wealth of experience in outdoor environments, being a forest foreman for 35 years he is a very practical and hands on person who loves the outdoors, especially his home environment of Kielder Forest. He is a qualified SMBLA Trail Cycle Leader and thrives on designing courses, applying his local knowledge to good effect. Coming from an extensive background of fell running and mountain biking, he applies this knowledge to ensure the events are not only run safely but provides the banter to make sure everyone is having a good time as well! His hardworking ethos and enthusiasm for sport makes him a valued member of our team. He will work above and beyond the call of duty, this resolve has been tested in the most testing conditions!




Rachel Scott

Event Support


Rachel began with volunteering at the Borrowdale Trail Races when she was injured 3 years ago and has been with us ever since! With a background in teaching, (perhaps why she never wants to sit still ;) she always needs to be kept busy, proving to be a useful skill on the event weekends! 


Rachel is invaluable on the team as she is always cheerful and enthusiastic. She can usually be found doing many roles at the events, from registration to marshalling, sweeping and collecting in the course markers. She is highly efficient at whatever she turns her hand to.


Rachel has a passion for the outdoors and trail running in particular, competing herself at many events including our very own 25k Ennerdale Trail Run.


Event Support Officer


With Over 13 years outdoor experience, Murphy has excellent leadership qualities and a built in navigation system with an amazing ability to remember every trod he has been on. Always enthusiastic, he is motivated to run in any weather conditions - usually the wilder the better.