Father, fire fighter, fell runner, Ricky began competing in fell running races at the age of fourteen after being inspired by his school caretaker and encouraged by his parents. He is now one of the top trail and mountain runners in the world and was the World Trail Running Champion in 2013.
Ricky is born and raised in the Lake District where he lives up to his surname and runs about 120 miles a week in the beautiful scenery around Maryport.
He holds the record on several iconic races across the world including Mauritius, South Africa and the Scafell Pike and his latest goal is to break the record for the infamous Bob Graham round in the Lake District. He divides his time between family, work and the fells in the Lake District.
Ricky’s most valuable piece of kit is the Lifesystems Light and Dry Nano First Aid Kit, which he says is just enough kit to keep safe, but not too much too slow him down when out training in the hills.