Higgins Alastair

Higgins Alastair
  • Full Name: Higgins Alastair
  • ID: 4460
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1973-08-29
Mini CV
Scottish runner based in Dublin, Ireland. I divide my time between playing music, running, working in the whiskey industry and being a stay at home dad. Two time Spartathlon top ten finisher.

Coached by Camille Heron.

Auto Qualifier- Connemara 100 Mile 2020- 1st place- 14hrs56mins
Spartathlon 2019- 4th place- 25hrs49mins
Kerry 100km 2019- 1st place
Crawley 24 Hours 2019, 100 mile split- 15hrs30min
Anglo Celtic plate 2019 100km, UK championships- 7hrs36 min, 7th place
Donadea 50km 2019 Irish championships- 3hrs21min, 3rd place.
Spartathlon 2018- 10th Place, 26hrs10mins
Flitch Way 100k 2018- 1st Place, 7hrs 55min
Belfast2Dublin 2018 107 miles- joint 1st, 16hrs16mins
Connemara Ultra 2018- 2nd Place
Dublin2Belfast 2017 107 miles- 1st Place
Belfast 24 Hours Open Race 2017- 130 miles
Vartry 100 Mile 2016, Ireland- 1st Place
West Country 100 Mile 2016, UK- 1st Place
Robin Hood 100 Mile 2016, UK- 2nd Place
RAW Ultra 2016, Ireland- 2nd Place
Connemarathon Ultra 2015, Ireland- 3rd Place
Race #BIB C/P Time
2021 110 Finish 28:44:59
2019 79 Finish 25:48:39
2018 234 Finish 26:09:23

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Described as the world's most grueling race, the Spartathlon runs over rough tracks and muddy paths (often it rains during the race), crosses vineyards and olive groves, climbs steep hillsides and, most challenging of all, takes the runners on the 1,200 meter ascent and descent of Mount Parthenio in the dead of night.
This is the mountain, covered with rocks and bushes, on which it is said Pheidippides met the god Pan.

Spartathlon is the event that brings this deed to attention today by drawing a legend out of the depths of history. The idea for its creation is belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus' narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours.