Benjamin Evans is a writer and an accidental runner who works and lives in Guildford, Surrey. He read English and Philosophy at Leeds University, then studied at the Guildford College of Law before deciding to became an author. He has written two novels, Substance Abuse and The Serpent's Tongue and articles on running, philosophy and Buddhism. He is currently completing a Masters in Creative Writing at Chichester University.
Benjamin is also an Elite level Marathon runner. He took up running on his thirtieth birthday and completed his first marathon in 2 hours 43 minutes in Brussels two years later. He represents his local club Guildford and Godalming around the world and lived a dream when running the 2013 Boston Marathon in a PB of 2 hours 37 mins followed by the London Marathon six days later. He is now trying to work his way further up the Top 100 Marathon runners in the UK.
Benjamin's ambition is to cycle to Tibet and live with the monks.
His dark and suspense-filled novels can be found at his website, along with advice for marathon training and details of all his cycling and running adventures.
Il y a trois mois, je franchissais la ligne d'arrivée du Marathon de Boston. C'était l'un des moments les plus heureux de ma vie. Je venais de battre mon record personnel. Puis, deux bombes ont explosé à une centaine de mètres de notre table et je me suis retrouvé à courir pour sauver ma vie dans les rues de Boston. L'un des terroristes fait actuellement la couverture du magazine Rolling Stone. Quand je l'ai vue, je me suis senti mal.