Rich retrained as a Sports Massage Therapist at Peter Symonds College in Winchester following redundancy a few years ago. A number of running injuries, including a broken leg in his first half marathon quickly followed up by breaking a metatarsal, twice, fostered Rich's interest in sports injury. Rich's first love was mountain biking having completed challenges such as the off road London to Brighton on a Single Speed and the South Downs Way in a day. Over the last few years running has played a bigger part with Rich competing for Fleet & Crookham AC, normally Cross Country but occasionally track to make up the numbers! Rich also coached U13's at Fleet & Crookham and for a number of years was Race Director for the annual Fleet 10k .