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I've been writing professionally for 10 years (after a postgraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism) and have had my work published in over 40 magazines and newspapers including: Telegraph, Metro, Guardian, GQ, Independent, Stuff Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Red Bulletin, Red Bull, BA High Life Magazine, Easyjet Traveller, Men's Health, Runner's World, Cyclist Magazine, Cycling Plus, Triathlete's World, 220 Triathlon, Outdoor Fitness, Outdoor Enthusiast, and many more.
I specialise in adventure/outdoor journalism thanks to the symbiotic lifestyle I have between my career and that of an elite level adventure athlete.
I've compete in hundreds of adventurous endurance challenges – whether that be tackling the world’s toughest ironman distance triathlon, running ultra marathons around Mont Blanc, cycling the length and breadth of the country or swim running across islands in Sweden’s Archipelago.
But it means that I write with passion and enthusiasm for my subject – which essentially involves getting out of my comfort zone and exploring the world through adventure sports. And most importantly, I rarely write about anything I’ve not experienced.
I'm the author of two books - 50 Races to Run Before you Die (2016) and Go! An inspirational Guide to getting Outside and Challenging Yourself.
"The rise of adventure races has led people across the globe to push themselves, and their bank balances, to the limit. But how about taking it back to basics and inventing your own marathon? Tobias Mews took a day trip to Jersey to run 26.2 miles in a day and still make it back to Gatwick by dinnertime" This is an idea I pitched to BA Highlife Magazine to encourage people to take day flights to new places, with the idea of setting a challenge whilst there.
I was commissioned by Red Bulletin (readership of more than 1 million) to head over to the depths of Scotland to write about one of the world's most iconic and technical skyrunning races - the Glen Coe Skyline. The end result was a 3000 word piece.
This is an example of one of the hundred plus articles I wrote for the Telegraph whilst a columnist for them.
The Marmotte Grand Fondo Pyrenees has a fearsome reputation. I was commissioned to write about it's inaugural event - one that had me cycle up and down 5 Hors Category cols, two climbs up the Tourmalet.
I'm the director of Mews Media Ltd - where I produce multimedia content for outdoor brands, magazines and newspapers. I'm also a video producer. I've written for over 40 publications, been a weekly columnist for the Telegraph and a monthly columnist for Triathete's World. I have had two books published by Quarto Press: 50 Races to Run Before You Die (2016) and Go! An Inspirational Guide to Getting Outside and Challenging Yourself (2017).
Company: Mews Media Ltd
I worked there from 7/2011 until now
● Employed by UK digital agency, Mediablaze, as Editor-in-chief of the Merrel Alpha Pack, an online adventure magazine of US international footwear brand, Merrell. ● My roles included building and managing the editorial calendar and social media plan, recruiting freelance contributors from UK, USA and Europe, editing, developing content guidelines, liaising with Merrell Ambassadors, writing articles and ensuring all content was keyword focused for SEO purposes.
I worked there from 9/2013 until 5/2015
● Recruited for 12 month contract to be the COI’s in-house video journalist and digital social media manager. Clients included the British Army, NHS, the Treasury and Transport Departments. ● A major part of this role was to coach the 10 regional departmental heads in video journalism, in order that they were able to offer a multi-media service to their respective clients.
Company: Central Office of Information
I worked there from 8/2009 until 8/2010
For five years, I served as a commissioned officer in the British Army, completing two 6 month tours of Iraq and one of Cyprus.
Company: British Army
I worked there from 4/2003 until 9/2008