Gilbert Ashley

Gilbert Ashley
  • Full Name: Gilbert Ashley
  • ID: 6022
  • Sex: Male
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Birthdate: 1985-04-04
Mini CV
Ash Gilbert, Personal Trainer and Director of Nakd Fitness Personal Training Studios. Studied Sport and Leisure Management at Staffordshire University. Raised a runner, I’ve known the sport since my earliest memory. Entered the Spartathlon Lottery in 2022 for the first time.

2022 Thames Path 100 miles - 19h 43m
2022 Flitch Way 12 Hour - 120km (in 11h 19m)
2021 Norfolk Coastal 100km - 10h 10m (1st Place)
2020 Robin Hood 100 miles - 19h 26m
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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.