During the 90’s Steve began to enter some of the new challenge and adventure races that were breaking on to the scene and during this period took part in the gruelling “Tough Guy” event seven times and a number of other multi-discipline events. In the late 90’s he began entering triathlons, twice competing in the European emergency services triathlon championships.
Trail running continued to be his first love and 2nd place at the London to Brighton 56 mile X Country Ultra in 2007 and two victories at the Quicksand 15 in 2007 and 2008 were followed by victory on the road in the Thanet Half Marathon. Regular age group podium places on trail and road continue to this day the most recent being a vet 50 win at the 2016 Blackpool Marathon in the UK. In 2009 Steve took part in his first Ironman Triathlon in Nice, France followed by a second in 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. His third and most recent Ironman took place in Barcelona in 2016 and resulted in a PB of 11 hours 42 minutes. Steve has a road marathon PB of 2:52:25 which he is looking to better in future races.
Steve’s ultra credentials are pretty reasonable too, with a 100 mile PB of 21:12 over the hilly North Downs in the UK in 2013 and a top 20 finish in the unforgiving Al Andalus Ultimate Trail 230K 5 day stage race, despite suffering a knee injury on the second stage.