Mike is Firetrail's operations manager
and is responsible for logistics and co-ordinating event services. He is frequently at the finish line of our races, clipboard in hand, directing the show and leading our volunteer team.
As with all members of the Firetrail team, Mike shares a great passion for the outdoors and is happiest in the mountains (especially in winter), walking, climbing, skiing or just riding his bike.
Mike worked in IT for 35 years, managing teams across the world with an International Consultancy and as a Financial Systems Manager with a major oil company.
He has completed several challenges (walking and running) including the GR20, Three Peaks of Yorkshire and Lyke Wake Walk as well as various half and full marathons, including the London Marathon.
Mike is an avid technical Scuba diver and dives with one of the leading technical dive teams in the North East of Scotland, discovering many new wrecks off the local coast, including the German U-boat U1206, which took 10 years to find. He teaches SCUBA through international associations but still gets a lot of pleasure teaching introductory SCUBA experience courses through a local Aberdeen facility.
He holds the dubious honour of being the deepest diver in the ‘centre’ of Aberdeen, having completed a solo 120m dive in Rubislaw Quarry.
Mike has participated in martial arts since his early teens and holds a 3rd degree blackbelt in Shotokan karate, in which he is also qualified as an International Referee. In Judo he has podiumed in BJC National Championships.
Since retiring from his career in IT, Mike has found time to get involved with charity work, assisting at events and challenges for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation and Run Garioch.