I’m a 39 year old runner from mighty Yorkshire who loves nothing more than spending time on the fells and trails. I compete for Calder Valley Fell Runners and Stainland Lions and during my career I’ve been lucky enough to represent Yorkshire, England and Great Britain at mountain running.

Supported by:


Mountain Fuel | StravaComfyballs

Career highlights:

2nd in the World Masters Mountain Running Championship 2019

UK Inter-Counties Fell Running Champion 2016

3rd place overall in the English Fell Running Championship 2016

Winner of Black Combe Fell Race (English Fell Running Championship) 2016

Represented Yorkshire x 5 (2009, 2011, 2015, 2016 & 2017)

Represented England x 5 – Snowdon International 2011 (12th), 2015 (3rd) & 2016 (7th) and the Home international 2015 (6th) & 2016 (10th)

Represented Great Britain* in the World Mountain Running Championships 2015 (31st)

Represented Great Britain in the European Mountain Running Championships 2016 (26th)

Represented Great Britain in the Tre Refugi Relay, Italy 2011 & 2016 (both 6th) and the Snowdon GB team at Trofeo Vanoni (2nd & 2nd team), Italy 2015 & 2016

Bronze Medallist in the World and European Mountain Running Championships (Great Britain team) 2015 & 2016

5th in the World Masters Mountain Running Championships 2017 and 2018

Yorkshire Fell Running Champion 2014 & 2015

Gold Medallist in the English Fell Championship (CVFR team) 2015

Gold Medallist in the British Fell Championship (CVFR team) 2015

Gold Medallist in the British Fell Relays (CVFR team) 2015

Gold Medallist in the Inter-Counties Championship (Yorkshire team) 2015

Gold Medallist in the Home International (England team) 2015

8 x West Yorkshire Winter League Cross Country Champion 2007-2016

Calderdale’s ‘Amateur Male Sports Person of the Year’ 2015

(*First athlete in Calderdale to ever represent GB at Mountain Running and most international caps)



4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Ben.

    I was on your presantaiton on Inov8 meeting. I come from Slovenia, which is your next race country. I wonder what trail will you race.


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    1. Hi Jure! We are racing in Slovenia on the first weekend in June. It’s the World Mountain Running Masters Championship. It would be fantastic to meet up and see you there. I will send you more details if you like?
      Kind regards,


  2. Good morning, I’ve just been reading through the jacket review as I’m looking for a new waterproof jacket for the cold wet Welsh trail hills. Reading through i have narrowed it down to the inov8 ultra shell pro and the Salomon bonatti pro.

    I’m wondering out of the two which would be better suited for my needs

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    1. Hey Meirion, it’s good to hear from you.
      Are you wanting a jacket that you can both train and race in (lightweight)? The one I use the most is the inov-8 ultra shell pro. It’s super-lightweight so perfect for racing and great for training runs (less than 3 hours). I tend to train and race shorter distances, so if you’re after a jacket for ultras for example, then I would recommend something more heavy duty.
      Drop me an email at ben_mounsey@hotmail.com as I can also provide a Sportsshoes.com discount code.


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