Experience

Software Developer

Phlexgobal, February 2018 - Present (3 months)

  • Developing software tools across several new and existing software projects within the Phlexglobal technology department for both internal and client use.
  • Ensuring all code developed conforms to the Software Development Life Cycle SOP and Coding Standards.
  • Peer-review and constructive critique of code produced by other members of the development team.

.NET Developer

O&M Systems, February 2012 - February 2018 (6 years)

  • Contributed to ongoing development of the product calculation engine, which performs the rollups for the pension, drawdown, bond, GIA and ISA products being compared in O&M Profiler. This involved liaising with product providers to determine the details and charging structure of their products, as well as the funds available for clients to invest in, and then coding those products and processing the funds through Microsoft CRM.
  • Created an information extraction project to extract meaningful client data from unstructured external source documents.
  • Designed and developed a new project in C# to replace the legacy fund data processing, then integrated this into the overnight processing engine, which also involved refactoring and optimisation of the entire overnight process. This project is responsible for downloading the fund, sector and index data for the 80,000 funds in O&M Profiler, processing that data, preparing it for release, and finally releasing it to the live environment early each morning.
  • Developed cross-database synchronisation routines to release data from the internal CRM database to the production database, using SQL stored procedures and XML.
  • Developed several modules for the company’s previous website. This included creating custom Umbraco workflows and writing client-facing registration and case tracking pages built with ASP.NET, which were based upon the Classic ASP code of their older website.
  • Completed a major upgrade on a legacy Windows Forms application, which was written in ASP.NET 1.1 using Visual Studio 2003.

Software Developer

Light Speed IT Solutions, August 2009 - February 2012 (2 years, 6 months)

  • Created back office website and desktop applications from database-driven application generation tools, including Iron Speed Designer and Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, which were then heavily customised to meet the client’s requirements.
  • Developed over a dozen custom business applications, websites and utilities for financial sector and aviation clients, based in the UK and internationally, with the most intricate system developed being an investment and portfolio management application.
  • Created a custom Windows Form program which integrated with Team Foundation Server and the client’s internal IT support application to provide querying, updating and reporting of work items under the team project.
  • Was an Iron Speed Designer MVP, of which there are only a handful in the world, demonstrating proficiency with ISD by delivering advanced client applications, writing case studies and helping in the Iron Speed technical forums.
  • Involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from discussing the initial specification with the clients, through development, peer review, testing, deploying to UAT servers, deploying to client’s or the company’s production servers, and ongoing maintenance.
  • Produced both technical and end-user documentation, detailing the workflow, rules and algorithms implemented.
  • Provided technical customer support via phone and email for the use of Iron Speed Designer.
  • Produced technical articles for the Iron Speed community and wrote development blogs on the company website.
  • Contributed to, and implemented, new procedures for our development sub-team.

Catering Services Assistant

University of Essex, January 2007 - July 2009 (2 years, 6 months)

  • Worked in the Hospitality section and was responsible for;
    • Setting up rooms for catering functions and clearing when finished.
    • Serving food and drinks at functions, conferences, and open/visit days.
  • Regularly worked in the restaurant and take away, either serving behind the counter or on the till.
  • Key holder for evening and weekend hospitality, which often involved cashing-up the takings at the end of service.
  • Passed the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

Web Developer

University of Essex, July 2008 - August 2008 (summer vacation)

  • Summer vacation position to work as part of a small team to improve the Student Union's website.
  • Using project management skills and time prioritisation, all deadlines were met. The major deadline was the site needed to be up and running at the beginning of September for the new students.

Student Computer Technician

The Gilberd School, February 2004 - July 2004 (5 months)

  • Responsible for starting the computers and printers in the mornings, checking for errors, re-filling the printers, supervising student's use of the computers and printers during lunch and shutting down at the end of the day.

Electronics Engineer's Assistant

University of Essex, December 2003 (work experience placement)

  • Worked closely with departmental technicians to assist with their daily duties, created material for the department's new multi-media courses and gained experience of the C/C++ programming language.

Education and Qualifications

BEng Computers and Networks, First Class Honours

University of Essex, October 2006 - July 2009

  • Final Year:
    • Achieved First Class Degree with aggregate mark of 84%
    • Awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize – Top student in department
  • Second Year:
    • Achieved First Class aggregate mark of 85%
    • Awarded the K. F. Bowden Memorial prize – Best overall year mark
  • First Year:
    • Achieved First Class aggregate mark of 89%
    • Awarded Distinction
  • Modules studied in final year:
    • Software Engineering
    • Middleware
    • Networked Information
    • Computer and Communication Networks
    • Network Security
    • Final Year Individual Project

A-Levels

The Sixth Form College Colchester, September 2004 - July 2006

  • Computing [A], Electronics [A], Mathematics [A], Physics [B]
  • Qualified as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Awarded a British Computer Society (BCS) Frank Thilo Prize – Top student in year

GCSEs

The Gilberd School, September 1999 - July 2004

  • ICT [A*], Mathematics [A*], Geography [A*], Double Science [AA], Design Technology [A], Graphic Products [B], Business Studies [C], English Language [C], English Literature [D]

Honours and Awards

Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize

Institute of Engineering and Technology, July 2009

  • The IET prize is awarded annually to the final year BEng student who achieves the highest degree mark.

K. F. Bowden Memorial Prize

Department of Computing and Electronic Systems, July 2008

  • Four K. F. Bowden Memorial Prizes, in memory of a former professor, are awarded annually on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners to the four second year students with the best overall year mark.

Frank Thilo Prize

British Computer Society (BCS), July 2006

  • The Frank Thilo Prize is awarded annually to the top student in A-Level Computing.

Volunteering/Responsibilities

Committee Member

Colchester Climbing Club, October 2013 - Present (4 years, 7 months)

  • Membership Officer
    • Responsible for processing the club member's application forms and submitting the membership data to the BMC as well as managing the club mailing list.
  • Communications Officer
    • Responsible for managing the club's email account and organising the monthly induction sessions for prospective members.

Volunteer

Colchester Castle parkrun, January 2017 - Present (1 year, 4 months)

  • Pre-Event Setup (twice) - Helps the Run Director setup for the event, which includes the signage and finish funnel.
  • Marshal - Guides the participants around the course, warning of any hazards, as well as ensuring other park users are aware of the run.
  • Pacer - Aims to run the course in an agreed time, as evenly paced as possible, to aid other runners with getting their PB.
  • Timekeeper (twice) - Records the time across the line for all finishers.
  • Barcode Scanning (three times) - Records the participant's individual barcode and their position token to allow everyone to receive their time.

Committee Member

University of Essex Ten-Pin Bowling Club, October 2007 - October 2009 (2 years)

  • League Secretary - Ran the club's internal league.
  • Club Treasurer - Managed the club's finances and bank account.
  • Web Officer - Redesigned the club's website.

Career

I studied at the University of Essex, from October 2006 until July 2009, where I graduated with a First-Class, Bachelor of Engineering, Degree in Computers and Networks.

I started my career the following month as a Software Developer for Light Speed IT Solutions, where I worked for two and a half years.

In February 2012, I joined O&M Systems as a .NET Developer, where I worked for six years.

I have recently started working as a Software Developer for Phlexglobal.

Light Speed IT Solutions

At Light Speed IT Solutions, I specialised in creating back office website and desktop applications from database-driven application generation tools, including Iron Speed Designer and Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch. I heavily customised the generated applications to meet the client's requirements, the most intricate being two investment and portfolio management applications.

O&M Systems

At O&M Systems, I primarily worked on a full-stack MVVM web application, which uses .NET and SQL for the backend and HTML, CSS, Javascript, KnockoutJS and Wijmo for the front-end.

Phlexglobal

At Phlexglobal, I am developing software tools across several new and existing software projects within the Phlexglobal technology department for both internal and client use.

parkrun

Personal Best
22:34
4:30/km
31 Mar 2018
Average
25:43
5:08/km
38 parkruns
Clacton Seafront
23:52
4:46/km
12 May 2018
Colchester Castle
22:34
4:30/km
31 Mar 2018
Mersea Island
27:09
5:25/km
25 Feb 2017
Date Location Time Age Grade Pace (/km) Rank
12 May 2018 Clacton Seafront
23:52 54.19% 4:46
7 Apr 2018 Colchester Castle
23:56 54.04% 4:47
31 Mar 2018 Colchester Castle
22:34 57.31% 4:30
27 Jan 2018 Colchester Castle
24:06 53.67% 4:49
13 Jan 2018 Colchester Castle
23:01 56.19% 4:36
30 Dec 2017 Colchester Castle
25:08 51.46% 5:01
23 Dec 2017 Colchester Castle
(Pacing for 27:00)
27:14 47.49% 5:26
16 Dec 2017 Colchester Castle
(Pacing practice for 27:00)
26:37 48.59% 5:19
9 Dec 2017 Colchester Castle
23:56 54.04% 4:47
2 Dec 2017 Colchester Castle
23:16 55.59% 4:39
18 Nov 2017 Colchester Castle
23:13 55.71% 4:38
4 Nov 2017 Colchester Castle
(Orange Route)
24:08 53.59% 4:49
28 Oct 2017 Colchester Castle
23:40 54.65% 4:44
14 Oct 2017 Colchester Castle
23:30 55.04% 4:42
30 Sep 2017 Colchester Castle
23:43 54.53% 4:44
2 Sep 2017 Colchester Castle
25:24 50.85% 5:04
26 Aug 2017 Colchester Castle
26:09 49.39% 5:13
29 Jul 2017 Colchester Castle
25:14 51.19% 5:02
8 Jul 2017 Colchester Castle
25:06 51.46% 5:01
3 Jun 2017 Colchester Castle
(Orange Route)
27:17 47.34% 5:27
22 Apr 2017 Colchester Castle
26:08 49.43% 5:13
8 Apr 2017 Colchester Castle
25:51 49.97% 5:10
4 Mar 2017 Colchester Castle
26:34 48.62% 5:18
25 Feb 2017 Mersea Island
27:09 47.58% 5:25
11 Feb 2017 Colchester Castle
26:56 47.96% 5:23
7 Jan 2017 Colchester Castle
28:33 45.24% 5:42
24 Dec 2016 Colchester Castle
28:20 45.59% 5:40
5 Nov 2016 Colchester Castle
(Orange Route)
27:05 47.69% 5:25
15 Oct 2016 Colchester Castle
25:54 49.87% 5:10
24 Sep 2016 Colchester Castle
27:41 46.66% 5:32
17 Sep 2016 Colchester Castle
26:26 48.87% 5:17
20 Aug 2016 Colchester Castle
26:50 48.07% 5:22
23 Jul 2016 Colchester Castle
27:24 47.08% 5:28
2 Jul 2016 Colchester Castle
27:12 47.43% 5:26
25 Jun 2016 Colchester Castle
27:55 46.21% 5:35
21 May 2016 Colchester Castle
25:34 50.46% 5:06
7 May 2016 Colchester Castle
27:43 46.54% 5:32
30 Apr 2016 Colchester Castle
27:10 47.48% 5:26
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Running

5 km - Colchester Castle parkrun
22:34
4:30/km
Sat 31 Mar 2018
10 km - Boxted
52:52
5:17/km
Sun 20 May 2018
Half Marathon - Great Bentley
1:49:01
5:10/km
Sun 4 Feb 2018





Date Event Location Distance (km) Distance (miles) Time Pace (/km) Pace (/mile)
Sun 20 May 2018 Boxted 10k Boxted
10.0 6.2 52:52 5:17 8:31
Mon 14 May 2018 Hashing with MIHHH Great Bentley
9.7 6.0 58:17 6:00 9:42
Sat 12 May 2018 parkrun Clacton Seafront
5.0 3.1 23:52 4:46 7:41
Mon 30 Apr 2018 Hashing with MIHHH Layer de la Haye
8.0 5.0 58:44 7:20 11:44
Mon 23 Apr 2018 Hashing with MIHHH Langham
8.2 5.1 54:58 6:42 10:46
Sat 21 Apr 2018 Trifarm Spring Trail 10k Chelmsford
10.0 6.2 56:33 5:39 9:07
Mon 9 Apr 2018 Hashing with MIHHH Rowhedge
5.6 3.5 46:33 8:18 13:18
Sat 7 Apr 2018 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:56 4:47 7:43
Sat 31 Mar 2018 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 22:34 4:30 7:16
Sun 25 Mar 2018 Colchester Half Marathon Colchester
21.1 13.1 1:56:44 5:31 8:54
Sun 11 Mar 2018 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
18.4 11.4 1:44:50 5:41 9:11
Sun 25 Feb 2018 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
18.6 11.6 1:49:10 5:52 9:24
Sun 11 Feb 2018 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
20.3 12.6 2:01:15 5:58 9:37
Sat 10 Feb 2018 Individual Run Dedham
7.2 4.5 43:35 6:03 9:41
Wed 7 Feb 2018 Street Orienteering with Essex SOS Witham
7.3 4.5 39:13 5:22 8:42
Sun 4 Feb 2018 Great Bentley Half Marathon Great Bentley
21.1 13.1 1:49:01 5:10 8:19
Sun 28 Jan 2018 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
13.9 8.6 1:21:37 5:52 9:29
Sat 27 Jan 2018 Hashing with MIHHH Newton Green
8.6 5.3 1:04:49 7:32 12:13
Sat 27 Jan 2018 Individual Run Colchester
5.2 3.2 28:17 5:26 8:50
Sat 27 Jan 2018 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 24:06 4:49 7:46
Sat 27 Jan 2018 Individual Run Colchester
4.5 2.8 21:58 4:52 7:50
Sun 14 Jan 2018 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
14.7 9.1 1:24:50 5:46 9:19
Sat 13 Jan 2018 Hashing with MIHHH Colchester
8.9 5.5 56:06 6:18 10:12
Sat 13 Jan 2018 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:01 4:36 7:25
Wed 10 Jan 2018 Street Orienteering with Essex SOS Colchester
10.0 6.2 1:03:03 6:18 10:10
Sat 30 Dec 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:08 5:01 8:06
Sun 24 Dec 2017 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
13.1 8.1 1:17:09 5:53 9:31
Sat 23 Dec 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
(Pacing for 27:00)
5.0 3.1 27:14 5:26 8:47
Sat 16 Dec 2017 Individual Run Colchester
4.9 3.0 30:19 6:11 10:06
Sat 16 Dec 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
(Pacing practice for 27:00)
5.0 3.1 26:37 5:19 8:35
Sat 9 Dec 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:56 4:47 7:43
Sun 3 Dec 2017 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
12.3 7.6 1:05:07 5:17 8:34
Sat 2 Dec 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:16 4:39 7:30
Sun 26 Nov 2017 Individual Run Keswick, Lake District
10.3 6.4 59:42 5:47 9:19
Sun 19 Nov 2017 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
12.3 7.6 1:07:52 5:31 8:55
Sat 18 Nov 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:13 4:38 7:29
Sun 12 Nov 2017 Training with Parkside Running Colchester
12.1 7.5 1:03:25 5:14 8:27
Wed 8 Nov 2017 Street Orienteering with Essex SOS Highwoods, Colchester
6.7 4.2 34:22 5:07 8:10
Sat 4 Nov 2017 Hashing with MIHHH Copford
7.4 4.6 42:01 5:40 9:08
Sat 4 Nov 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
(Orange Route)
5.0 3.1 24:08 4:49 7:47
Wed 1 Nov 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Stanway, Colchester
10.6 6.6 1:01:35 5:48 9:19
Sat 28 Oct 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:40 4:44 7:38
Wed 25 Oct 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Greenstead, Colchester
11.0 6.8 1:02:06 5:38 9:07
Mon 23 Oct 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Mile End, Colchester
15.2 9.4 1:26:24 5:41 9:11
Wed 18 Oct 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Mile End, Colchester
11.8 7.3 1:09:43 5:54 9:33
Wed 18 Oct 2017 Individual Run Colchester
3.6 2.2 17:54 4:58 8:08
Sat 14 Oct 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:30 4:42 7:34
Wed 11 Oct 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Shrub End/Berechurch, Colchester
12.0 7.5 1:11:50 5:59 9:34
Mon 9 Oct 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Monkwick/Old Heath, Colchester
12.2 7.6 1:09:04 5:39 9:05
Sat 30 Sep 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 23:43 4:44 7:39
Wed 27 Sep 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Colchester Town
10.7 6.6 1:02:40 5:51 9:29
Sun 24 Sep 2017 Individual Run Highwoods, Colchester
16.4 10.2 1:32:03 5:36 9:01
Wed 20 Sep 2017 Beat the Street with Running Colchester Highwoods, Colchester
11.1 6.9 1:06:47 6:00 9:40
Sun 17 Sep 2017 Dedham 10k Dedham
10.0 6.2 53:19 5:19 8:35
Mon 4 Sep 2017 Pathway Paradise with Running Colchester Colchester
7.4 4.6 42:20 5:43 9:12
Sat 2 Sep 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:24 5:04 8:11
Mon 28 Aug 2017 Pathway Paradise with Running Colchester Colchester
11.9 7.4 1:12:31 6:05 9:47
Sat 26 Aug 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 26:09 5:13 8:26
Mon 14 Aug 2017 Pathway Paradise with Running Colchester Colchester
10.9 6.8 1:02:29 5:43 9:11
Sat 29 Jul 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:14 5:02 8:08
Wed 26 Jul 2017 Orienteering with Essex SOS Fordham
9.9 6.2 55:03 5:33 8:52
Wed 12 Jul 2017 Orienteering with Essex SOS Broaks Wood
5.3 3.3 31:00 5:50 9:23
Mon 10 Jul 2017 Hashing with MIHHH Layer Breton
8.6 5.3 49:00 5:41 9:14
Sat 8 Jul 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:06 5:01 8:05
Mon 3 Jul 2017 Hashing with MIHHH Fordham
8.6 5.3 50:52 5:54 9:35
Mon 26 Jun 2017 Hashing with MIHHH Abbey Fields, Colchester
7.7 4.8 41:37 5:24 8:40
Mon 12 Jun 2017 Hashing with MIHHH Nayland
8.8 5.5 55:17 6:16 10:03
Sat 3 Jun 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
(Orange Route)
5.0 3.1 27:17 5:27 8:48
Sat 22 Apr 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 26:08 5:13 8:25
Sat 8 Apr 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:51 5:10 8:20
Sat 4 Mar 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 26:34 5:18 8:34
Sat 25 Feb 2017 parkrun Mersea Island
5.0 3.1 27:09 5:25 8:45
Sat 11 Feb 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 26:56 5:23 8:41
Sat 7 Jan 2017 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 28:33 5:42 9:12
Sat 24 Dec 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 28:20 5:40 9:08
Wed 30 Nov 2016 Street Orienteering with Essex SOS Lexden
8.5 5.3 49:56 5:52 9:25
Sat 5 Nov 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
(Orange Route)
5.0 3.1 27:05 5:25 8:44
Sat 29 Oct 2016 Street Orienteering with Essex SOS Fordham
3.9 2.4 23:22 5:59 9:44
Wed 26 Oct 2016 Street Orienteering with Essex SOS Chelmsford
3.1 1.9 16:42 5:23 8:47
Sat 15 Oct 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:54 5:10 8:21
Sat 24 Sep 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 27:41 5:32 8:55
Sat 17 Sep 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 26:26 5:17 8:31
Sun 11 Sep 2016 Individual Run Highwoods, Colchester
4.2 2.6 31:11 7:25 11:59
Mon 22 Aug 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Nayland
7.5 4.7 47:54 6:23 10:11
Sat 20 Aug 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 26:50 5:22 8:39
Mon 15 Aug 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Layer de la Haye
6.8 4.2 45:54 6:45 10:55
Wed 27 Jul 2016 Orienteering with Essex SOS Highwoods, Colchester
8.4 5.2 53:24 6:21 10:16
Mon 25 Jul 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Cattawade
8.0 5.0 46:30 5:48 9:18
Sat 23 Jul 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 27:24 5:28 8:50
Mon 4 Jul 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Eight Ash Green
8.2 5.1 53:10 6:29 10:25
Sat 2 Jul 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 27:12 5:26 8:46
Sat 25 Jun 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 27:55 5:35 9:00
Mon 23 May 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Fordham
7.0 4.3 42:58 6:08 9:59
Sat 21 May 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 25:34 5:06 8:14
Mon 16 May 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Manningtree
7.7 4.8 47:49 6:12 9:57
Mon 9 May 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Great Tey
7.2 4.5 47:36 6:36 10:34
Sat 7 May 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 27:43 5:32 8:56
Sat 30 Apr 2016 parkrun Colchester Castle
5.0 3.1 27:10 5:26 8:45
Mon 18 Apr 2016 Hashing with MIHHH Chappel
6.6 4.1 52:31 7:57 12:48
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Climbing

Trad and Sport Climbs

Year Total
Second
Alternate Lead
Lead
2015 23
2016 44
2017 35
2018 15

Trad Leads (Yearly)

Year Total
D
VD
HVD
S
HS
2015 2
2016 16
2017 9
2018 4

Trad Leads (Monthly)

Month Total
D
VD
HVD
S
HS
March 3
April 2
May 7
June 10
July 2
September 2
October 5

Climbs

Date Style Route (Stars) Crag Area Type Grade Rock
Mon 7 May 2018 Second Octopus * Crookrise North Yorkshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Mon 7 May 2018 Second East of The River Crookrise North Yorkshire, England Trad VS 5a Gritstone
Sun 6 May 2018 Second Sentry Box (Direct) * Ilkley (Rocky Valley) West Yorkshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sun 6 May 2018 Second Three Slabs Route ** Ilkley (Rocky Valley) West Yorkshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sun 6 May 2018 Second Stiction Chimney * Ilkley (Rocky Valley) West Yorkshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sat 5 May 2018 Lead Low Man Easy Way ** Almscliff North Yorkshire, England Trad D Gritstone
Sat 5 May 2018 Lead Stew Pot * Almscliff North Yorkshire, England Trad HVD Gritstone
Sat 5 May 2018 Second Bird's Nest Crack ** Almscliff North Yorkshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sat 5 May 2018 Lead Rough Crack * Almscliff North Yorkshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sun 15 Apr 2018 Second Pegasus Wall * Stanage Plantation Derbyshire, England Trad VS 4c Gritstone
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Second Manchester Buttress *** Stanage Popular Derbyshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Second Narrow Buttress ** Stanage Popular Derbyshire, England Trad VS 4c Gritstone
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Second Black Hawk Traverse Left ** Stanage Popular Derbyshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Lead Pedestal Chimney * Stanage Popular Derbyshire, England Trad D Gritstone
Sat 14 Apr 2018 Second Black Hawk ** Stanage Popular Derbyshire, England Trad HS 4c Gritstone
Fri 6 Oct 2017 Second Rib Wall Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Fri 6 Oct 2017 Second Libra * Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad HVS 4c Gritstone
Fri 6 Oct 2017 Second Left Hand Route ** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad S 4b Gritstone
Fri 6 Oct 2017 Second Central Route ** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad VS 4a Gritstone
Fri 6 Oct 2017 Lead Right Route *** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sun 10 Sep 2017 Lead Iron Bar * Winspit Dorset, England Sport 5a Limestone
Sun 10 Sep 2017 Lead Bread Knife * Winspit Dorset, England Sport 4a Limestone
Sat 9 Sep 2017 Lead Balcony ** Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad HS 4b Limestone
Sat 9 Sep 2017 Lead Moral Flexibility * Hedbury Dorset, England Sport 5a Limestone
Sat 9 Sep 2017 Lead Sea View * Hedbury Dorset, England Sport 3a Limestone
Sat 9 Sep 2017 Lead Bypass * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S Limestone
Fri 23 Jun 2017 Alternate Lead Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando Ridge *** Bosigran Ridge Area Cornwall, England Trad VD Granite
Thu 22 Jun 2017 Lead Big Top * Bosigran Cornwall, England Trad VD Granite
Thu 22 Jun 2017 Lead Ledge Climb *** Bosigran Cornwall, England Trad HVD Granite
Wed 21 Jun 2017 Lead Corner Climb ** Sennen Cornwall, England Trad VD Granite
Tue 20 Jun 2017 Second The Arete ** Sennen Cornwall, England Trad VS 4b Granite
Mon 19 Jun 2017 Lead Banana Flake ** Sennen Cornwall, England Trad VD Granite
Sun 28 May 2017 Second Two Pitch Route * Clogwyn Bochlwyd Gwynedd, Wales Trad S Rhyolite
Sun 28 May 2017 Lead Surprise Surprise * Australia Gwynedd, Wales Sport 6a Slate
Sat 27 May 2017 Second Mossy Slab * Tryfan Fach (Little Tryfan) Gwynedd, Wales Trad HVD Rhyolite
Sat 27 May 2017 Lead Crack 2 * Tryfan Fach (Little Tryfan) Gwynedd, Wales Trad D Rhyolite
Sat 27 May 2017 Second Slab 2 * Tryfan Fach (Little Tryfan) Gwynedd, Wales Trad S 4a Rhyolite
Sun 30 Apr 2017 Second Root Route ** Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sun 30 Apr 2017 Lead David's Chimney ** Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sun 30 Apr 2017 Second Lichen Slab Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad VS 4a Gritstone
Sun 30 Apr 2017 Second Face Climb No. 1 * Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sat 29 Apr 2017 Second It's a Cracker * Stanage North Derbyshire, England Trad S 4b Gritstone
Sat 29 Apr 2017 Second Kelly's Variation * Stanage North Derbyshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sat 29 Apr 2017 Second Boyd's Crack * Stanage North Derbyshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sun 16 Apr 2017 Second Musta Bindun Symonds Yat Gloucestershire, England Trad VD Limestone
Sun 16 Apr 2017 Second Earthbound Symonds Yat Gloucestershire, England Trad VD Limestone
Sun 16 Apr 2017 Second Embryo Symonds Yat Gloucestershire, England Trad VD Limestone
Sun 16 Apr 2017 Second Locust Symonds Yat Gloucestershire, England Trad VD Limestone
Sat 15 Apr 2017 Alternate Lead Direct Route Wintour's Leap Gloucestershire, England Trad VD Limestone
Sat 15 Apr 2017 Alternate Lead Corner Buttress Route 1 Wintour's Leap Gloucestershire, England Trad VD Limestone
Sun 9 Oct 2016 Lead Darkness Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sun 9 Oct 2016 Second Magic Roundabout ** Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sun 9 Oct 2016 Second Crab Walk * Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sat 8 Oct 2016 Lead Inverted Staircase *** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad D Gritstone
Sat 8 Oct 2016 Second Kestrel Crack ** Roaches Lower Tier Staffordshire, England Trad VS 4b Gritstone
Sat 8 Oct 2016 Lead Prow Corner Twin Cracks * Roaches Lower Tier Staffordshire, England Trad HVD 4a Gritstone
Sat 8 Oct 2016 Second Right Route *** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Sat 8 Oct 2016 Second Left Hand Route ** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad S 4b Gritstone
Sun 31 Jul 2016 Second Scarlett's Chimney * Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad VS 4b Gritstone
Sun 31 Jul 2016 Lead Isolation * Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sun 31 Jul 2016 Second Better Late Than Never * Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad E1 5a Gritstone
Sun 31 Jul 2016 Second Left Under * Rivelin Edge South Yorkshire, England Trad HVS 5a Gritstone
Sat 30 Jul 2016 Second Gargoyle Variant ** Stanage Popular Derbyshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sun 17 Jul 2016 Second Poor Man's Peuterey *** Craig Pant Ifan (Tremadog) Gwynedd, Wales Trad S 4a Dolerite
Sat 9 Jul 2016 Second Face * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S 4a Limestone
Sat 9 Jul 2016 Second Graunchy Grippers * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad E1 5b Limestone
Sat 9 Jul 2016 Second First Corner ** Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S 4b Limestone
Sat 9 Jul 2016 Lead Gangway * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S Limestone
Tue 21 Jun 2016 Lead Athos * Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man Devon, England Trad VD Granite
Tue 21 Jun 2016 Lead Bulging Wall ** Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man Devon, England Trad VD Granite
Tue 21 Jun 2016 Lead Zig Zag ** Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man Devon, England Trad VD Granite
Tue 21 Jun 2016 Lead Step Across * Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man Devon, England Trad D Granite
Tue 21 Jun 2016 Second Bridle Piton Slab * Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man Devon, England Trad D Granite
Tue 21 Jun 2016 Second Honeymoon Corner * Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man Devon, England Trad S 4a Granite
Sat 18 Jun 2016 Second Suspension * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S 4a Limestone
Sat 18 Jun 2016 Second Pedestal Chimney Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad VD Limestone
Sat 18 Jun 2016 Lead Greasy Chimney Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad VD Limestone
Tue 14 Jun 2016 Top-Rope Julio's Ropeladder * Cheyne Wears Area Dorset, England Sport 6a+ Limestone
Mon 30 May 2016 Second Diane's Approval ** Craig Y Tonnau Gwynedd, Wales Trad VD Volcanic
Sun 29 May 2016 Lead Pulpit Route ** Milestone Buttress Gwynedd, Wales Trad VD Rhyolite
Sun 29 May 2016 Lead Crack 3 * Tryfan Fach (Little Tryfan) Gwynedd, Wales Trad D Rhyolite
Sun 29 May 2016 Lead Rowan Route ** Milestone Buttress Gwynedd, Wales Trad D Rhyolite
Sun 15 May 2016 Lead Elephant on Rollerskates * The New Cuttings Dorset, England Sport 4c Limestone
Sun 15 May 2016 Lead Two Nuns, a Hang-glider and Jesus * The New Cuttings Dorset, England Sport 4c Limestone
Sat 14 May 2016 Lead Sping Nol * Cheyne Wears Area Dorset, England Sport 4c Limestone
Sat 14 May 2016 Lead Crazy Old Hippies * Cheyne Wears Area Dorset, England Sport 4c Limestone
Sat 14 May 2016 Lead T-Muffhundred Cheyne Wears Area Dorset, England Sport 4c Limestone
Sat 14 May 2016 Lead We Apologise for the Inconvenience Cheyne Wears Area Dorset, England Sport 5a Limestone
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Lead Mistletoe Bamford Edge Derbyshire, England Trad S 4c Gritstone
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Lead Bramble Crack Bamford Edge Derbyshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Second Ebenezer Bamford Edge Derbyshire, England Trad S 4c Gritstone
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Lead Ivy Bamford Edge Derbyshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Second Bamford Wall ** Bamford Edge Derbyshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Second Ammo Bamford Edge Derbyshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sun 4 Oct 2015 Second Bypass * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S Limestone
Sun 4 Oct 2015 Second Double Chockstone * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad HVD Limestone
Sun 4 Oct 2015 Second Gangway * Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff Dorset, England Trad S Limestone
Sat 3 Oct 2015 Second Old Lag's Corner * Cattle Troughs Dorset, England Trad VS 4c Limestone
Sat 3 Oct 2015 Second The Chimney * Cattle Troughs Dorset, England Trad VD Limestone
Sat 3 Oct 2015 Lead Pulpit Route ** Cattle Troughs Dorset, England Trad D Limestone
Sat 3 Oct 2015 Second Fallen Block Climb * Cattle Troughs Dorset, England Trad VD Limestone
Sun 20 Sep 2015 Second Maud's Garden *** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad HVD 3c Gritstone
Sun 20 Sep 2015 Second Inverted Staircase *** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad D Gritstone
Sun 20 Sep 2015 Second Black and Tans *** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sun 20 Sep 2015 Second Damascus Crack ** Roaches Upper Tier Staffordshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sat 19 Sep 2015 Second Tricouni Crack * Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sat 19 Sep 2015 Second Darkness Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad HS 4b Gritstone
Sat 19 Sep 2015 Second Magic Roundabout ** Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad S 4a Gritstone
Sat 19 Sep 2015 Second Arête Wall * Ramshaw Rocks Staffordshire, England Trad VD Gritstone
Tue 23 Jun 2015 Second Main Face Climb * Sennen Cornwall, England Trad D Granite
Tue 23 Jun 2015 Second Letterbox ** Sennen Cornwall, England Trad HS 4b Granite
Tue 23 Jun 2015 Second Intermediate Route * Sennen Cornwall, England Trad HVD Granite
Tue 16 Jun 2015 Lead Big Top * Bosigran Cornwall, England Trad VD Granite
Sat 23 May 2015 Second Equinox ** Bus Stop Quarry Gwynedd, Wales Trad VS 4c Slate
Sat 23 May 2015 Second Solstice ** Bus Stop Quarry Gwynedd, Wales Trad HVS 5a Slate
Sat 23 May 2015 Lead Surprise Surprise * Australia Gwynedd, Wales Sport 6a Slate
Sat 23 May 2015 Lead Side line * Australia Gwynedd, Wales Sport 4c Slate
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About me

By day I'm a software developer, by night I'm a climber and runner (and also develop software).

Career

I am a software developer with eight years’ experience developing back-office applications for the financial industry and personal use, which includes ASP.NET websites, Windows Forms and Console applications. I specialise in Microsoft technologies, including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and SQL Server, using C#, VB.NET and Transact-SQL.

You can read further details on my career and resume pages.

Climbing

I started climbing indoors in October 2012, with a trip to Sardinia in April 2013 being my introduction to rock climbing.

Since then, I regularly climb at indoor climbing walls and on trips around the UK.

My climbing page contains details of my outdoor climbing since I began recording my ascents.

Running

My running began in early 2016 when a friend told me about a style of running called "hashing" which is used in events organised by his running club, the Mersea Island Hash House Harriers (MIHHH). I was encouraged to try this out so I went to my first hash on 11th April in Manningtree and returned for my second hash the following week in Chappel. It was at the pub after where I was told about a national running event called parkrun which sounded interesting and I went to my first parkrun within a fortnight.

Three months later, I joined the Essex Stragglers Orienteering Society (SOS) and have taken part in a number of their orienteering events, both woodland orienteering in the summer and street orienteering in the winter.

In the second half of 2017 I joined the Running Colchester Facebook community and ran my first official race, the Dedham 10km, which I completed in 53:19.

Shortly later I signed up for a couple of half-marathons talking place in early 2018 and joined the Parkside Running group on their half-marathon training runs. In February 2018 I completed my first half-marathon, which was at Great Bentley with a time of 1:49:01.

On top of this, on Saturday mornings I often volunteer at my local parkrun, the Colchester Castle parkrun, where I have completed 38 parkruns and volunteered 9 times, with my personal best for the 5km being 22:34.

Full details of all my runs can be found on my running and parkrun pages.