Welsh ultra runner from the United Kingdom. I have recently started coaching others, passing on my experience and knowledge.
The highlights of 2019 were winning St Illtyds 50k, 3rd in Endure 24 Leeds, 6th at GUCR and training with elite athletes in Iten, Kenya.
In 2018, I completed the Centurion 100 mile Grandslam by completing Thames Path 100, South Downs Way 100, North Downs 100 and the Autumn 100. I ran a Spartathlon qualifier at South Downs Way 100. The difficult one was Autumn 100, as it was only 2 weeks after injuring myself at Spartathlon. I also ran my marathon pb 3 weeks after Spartathlon.
I had prepared and trained all year for Spartathlon, so I was very disappoined when I DNF'ed Spartathlon after 121 miles at Tegia (CP60, 195.3km) with an Achilles tendon injury. It was frustrating as I was ahead of the cut-offs by hours, reaching 100 miles in 19 hours and having run through all the rain during the night. Returning to Spartathlon is my number one goal, as it is unfinished business and a really special race with wonderful people.
Here is my background...
I started running regularly in 2010. In 2015 I ran my first 100k and 100 mile races. In 2016 I finished the Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR) and Leeds Liverpool Canal Race (LLCR). In 2017 I came 7th in the Canalslam (GUCR, KACR, LLCR) and finished King Offa's Dyke Race. I ran a Spartathlon qualifying time of 33 hours and 24 minutes in GUCR in May 2017.