- Tell us a little about yourself...
I'm a former newspaper journalist who now runs a multimedia communication business in Sheffield. I write, do PR, take photos, make videos and waste too much time on social media. In my spare time I like walking, running, football, food, photography and wasting too much time on social media. I was born in the North East, but half my family is from Sheffield. I went to university here and following spells in Taiwan and County Durham, I returned to the city in 2012. I doubt I'll ever live anywhere else.
- Where's your favourite outdoor spot in Sheffield?
It's difficult to narrow it down to just one place, so I won't. The Hunter's Bar entrance to Endcliffe Park has the best tree in South Yorkshire and the moodiest, mouldiest-looking representation of Queen Victoria. I'm a sucker for a view and Norfolk Park is pretty much the most dramatic spot to fly a kite in the city. Sheffield Cemetery is beautiful, spooky and fascinating in equal measure. I could go on.
- What, for you, makes Sheffield the ideal "Outdoor City"?
For me it's all about the access. Myself and my wife are country bumpkins at heart, but we love the variety and vibrancy that a city provides. In Sheffield you get the best of both worlds. I don't think there are many major cities in Europe where you can take a leisurely walk along a bustling high street, through a well-kept, vibrant park and, almost without realising, soon find yourself in wide, expansive, exposed countryside with the city but a distant skyline. The city inspires me to get outdoors and do new things and I'm grateful for that.