I will give you my Ultra Race training inside knowledge
An Ultra Race is a huge undertaking, and way more full on than you can imagine. It’s not just about the run; it’s also about survival, mental endurance, navigation, your kit and nutrition. I’ll give you a step-by-step of what to expect and how to complete the distance safely. I will help you plan your training percificly to your goal race and you will be able to ask any questions as you progress along your ultra running journey (dose this need a time lime)
Hi, I’m Dan. I’m a marathon runner, coach, blogger and gear reviewer.
I’ve been running marathons and long-distance endurance races for 3 years, including The Ultra Tour of the Lake District, one of the hardest long-distance races in the UK. I also hold the current course record of the Sky Running Welsh 3000’s V3K, a race, which crosses all the mountains over 3000ft in Wales.
I was never meant to be a ‘natural’ runner. I was diagnosed with Perthes disease when I was 9, a condition which makes exercising more or less impossible. The blood supply to my femur was inadequate, making the bone soften and break down gradually. I’ve had operations to lengthen the tendons in my groin, had my hip pinned to increase blood flow, I’ve been wheelchair bound and I’ve struggled on crutches. During this time, my inactivity meant that I became overweight and unfit. No one thought, least of all myself, that I would ever run a marathon.
Starting by completing walking challenges, thanks to my two boxer dogs and a good friend, I got fitter and fitter. I then started to run, and I’ve not stopped since.
My current PBs:
5k – 16:16
10k – 33:24
10mi – 55:46
½ marathon – 73:34
Marathon – 2:42:27
If you too are at the start of your fitness journey, or want to improve your running times and technique, I can show you how to run times and distances you never thought possible and overcome any and all of your personal and fitness barriers.