Meryl grew up in rural Aberdeenshire on a farm and was made to play outdoors in all of her free time! It gave her the fundamentals to then flourish in a range of sports in Primary and Secondary school. She continued to participate in a range of sports right up until 2018 along side her career as a P.E teacher. In 2018 she chose to focus on just one sport after trying out some longer distance trail running the previous year and finding she had great endurance and aptitude on mountainous trails. After a very successful first year in the sport competing internationally, Meryl was then selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland in 2019 at the Trail World Championships. She has been selected again for the Long Trail GB & NI team in 2022 and 2023. Off the trails, Meryl is now in her 16th year working as a PE teacher which she now does part time. She also runs her own Health Coaching business and is a certified ultra-running coach.

Recent results:
1st Ultra X CO Scotland 50K (course record)
1st Lakeland trails 100K – British Ultra-trail Championship
6th CCC 101K

4th Transgrancanaria 65K
2nd Ultra trail Snowdonia 50K
34th World Mountain and Trail Running Championship – Thailand 80K

1st Fetteresso trail marathon (course record)
5th Transgrancanaria 85K