Coming from an academic environmental background, I began working in geographical mapping before moving into events. I have been working in the Operations team for London Marathon Events (LME) for over 3 years, planning and delivering mass participation events in running, cycling, and swimming including the London Marathon. At the same time, I studied for a Masters degree in Climate Change, which I completed in 2020, with a distinction in my dissertation project on event emissions. Since joining LME in 2017 I have worked to reduce the environmental impact of our events and wider organisational activities on numerous initiatives. Firstly, by measuring our environmental performance and then implementing trials and systems such as creating a closed loop recycling system, venue waste management plans and reducing our direct emissions from generators and vehicles.