Miskimmin John

Miskimmin John
  • Full Name: Miskimmin John
  • ID: 4727
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1982-08-13
Mini CV
A wee man from Northern Ireland that does a bit of running.....

Started running in 2016 doing short stuff. Soon realised that I wasn't getting any quicker so thought I'd give the longer stuff a go. Got instantly hooked on Ultra running.

Completed my first Ultra Marathon 2 years ago - The Thames Path 100km Ultra (2017).

Moved up a notch in 2018 and completed my first 100 mile event - Centurion Autumn 100.

Ran a variety of different Ultra distances.

This year (2019) I hired a coach to try and get more out of me and it’s really worked. I feel fitter and faster than I’ve ever been at the moment.

Races I’ve ran in 2019:

Wrexham half marathon (7th place - 1hr 23mins (PB))
Great Welsh Marathon (5th place - 2hrs 53mins (PB))
GB Ultra Chester 100 in May (1st place - PB)
Energia 24 Belfast (24hr event) in June (15th place - 123.58 miles (PB))
Worcester city half marathon (6th place - 1hr 17mins (PB))

Haven’t ran a lot of Ultras this year as I’ve been concentrating on preparing for Spartathlon but I feel in good shape and ready for the journey. This is my first Spartathlon race.
Race #BIB C/P Time
2019 48 Finish 30:39:03

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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.

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