Prytherch Simon

Prytherch Simon
  • Full Name: Prytherch Simon
  • ID: 4832
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1966-11-09
Mini CV
Ultra runner and technology fan from the United Kingdom. I am Welsh.

My goals in 2018 are to complete Spartathlon and get a Centurion 100 mile Grandslam buckle by completing Thames Path 100 (23:31), South Downs Way 100 (20:54), North Downs 100 (6 Aug) and the Autumn 100 (13 Oct). The difficult one will be the Autumn 100, as it will only be 2 weeks after Spartathlon!

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), finished King Offa's Dyke Race, ran my marathon pb of 3:19:19 and ran over 2017 miles. I ran my Spartathlon qualifying time of 33 hours and 24 minutes in GUCR in May 2017.
Race #BIB C/P Time
  • Banner02 Niarchos
  • Nissan
  • ION
  • Banner08 Papadopoulou
  • isoton
  • Powerbar
  • Banner09 Lakwnia
  • Banner10 Lampou
  • Banner11 Attiki
  • Livemedia

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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