Kerry McCarthy – Journalist

Senior journalist Kerry McCarthy is commissioning editor of Runner’s World UK (, the UK’s biggest selling running magazine. He has interviewed (and also shared a fun run with) many of the sport’s leading international figures, including Sir Mo Farah, Usain Bolt, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill and Paula Radcliffe MBE.

“The best way to describe Alec’s skills as a communications professional is that he’s a grown-up. He does things like listen; asks pertinent questions; reads between the lines; matches his clients’ offerings to your needs as a journalist (without any shoehorning); takes the time to get to know you and your publication; shows flexibility, curiosity, courtesy and enthusiasm; manages expectations and delivers what he says he’ll deliver when he said he’d deliver it. And never has he once put ‘Lol’ on the end of a message.”