Tanya Pearey

Tanya Pearey has been a journalist for more than 30 years, specialising in health for the last decade. She also writes regular travel and real-life features.

She is a keen tennis player and runner – with a London Marathon time under four hours (although that was 20 years ago!) She’s much happier trotting around a 5km Parkrun these days.

She also loves walking – climbing the UK’s three highest peaks alongside her husband, two teenage daughters and over-enthusiastic Weimaraner. She made it to the top of Kilimanjaro in 2011 – a feat she vows never to try to repeat!

Tanya never misses an opportunity to travel. Her 'global' highlights include hot-air ballooning over South Africa’s Kruger Park, a week-long trek to Kenya’s turquoise Lake Turkana, a year working in Australia and road trips through America, the Canadian Rockies and Croatia.

Although it is a press trip to Cyprus with Martin Kemp which remains her all-time favourite - that’s what becomes of an avid teenage gig-goer from the eighties!