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Meet our ambassadors, a group of truly inspiring individuals who are using their influence to support our vision and inspire the community to get outside to improve their physical and mental health.

Adam Clarke

Adam grew up in Somerset, and after two decades living and working in various places throughout the UK is really happy to be back and settled in a county with such an abundance of nature and wildlife.

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Matt Day

Matt lives near Ilminster with his wife and two teenage sons. He loves to cycle and also runs and walks. He is a Social Prescribing Link Worker in the NHS, connecting people with activities, groups and services that improve their wellbeing.

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Jessica Padley

Jess moved to Somerset three years ago and enjoys exploring the local area on her bike with a local cycling club. She recently had a baby and is looking forward to exploring walking options with her little one.

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Roger Ballantine

Roger is a 69-year-old ex-teacher of Design Technology who has lived in Somerset his whole life. He is an avid bird watcher, who regularly enjoys photography, football and cycling.

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Annouska Evans

Annouska is a Centre Manager at a Residential Outdoor Education Centre on the Mendips. She is the ultimate outdoor adventurer, end enjoys exploring the marvellous countryside, playing sports and paddle boarding with her family.

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Paul Harper

Paul is an avid cyclist from Taunton. As a member of Cycle Somerset, you can often find him high on the Quantock Hills or cycling up to Fyne Court, enjoying the diverse Somerset scenery with friends and family.

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Arna Marshall-Read

Arna lives in Taunton with her two teenage daughters. And whilst she juggles family life with her role as a Healthcare Assistant at Musgrove Hospital, she is never seen to be sat around too long. From running to walking, paddle boarding to rounders, Arna loves to get outside to boost her mind and body.

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Laura Briggs

Laura lives in Somerton and like many parents, juggles work with family life. She is one of the first Running Mayors in the UK, representing Somerset, and wants to encourage people of all abilities to get out and try running for themselves.

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