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My name is Giles Thurston and I have what some describe as an unnatural obsession with long running adventures. Ultrarun.in charts my progress through the sports of trail, mountain and ultra running - my training, racing and general thoughts on the subject and the kit we use.

My Nutrition, Demons and Me

I’ve been meaning the write this article for years but have always struggled where to begin or how to even structure my thoughts. Nutrition has always been the one area of my training that I have neglected and I have always known that if I gave it some focus, I would be a much better runner as a result. While…

My Review of 2017. A Year of Two Halves

Well that is another year wrapped. One that started so well and finished in a totally different place than I had originally planned. The racing year 2017 started quickly and within a couple of weeks I was into my first A race of the year, standing in a cold and snow laden Edale on the start line of The Spine…

Run Deep Feature: What I’ve learned about injury

In addition to my interview with LinkedFitness, I also had my first article published in Run Deep Magazine just before Christmas, all about my struggles with injury during 2017 and the lessons I have learned as a result. Below is a short exert from that article. To read the full version, then head over to Run Deep magazine, where you…

A Short Chat About Ultra Running

After weeks of silence on this site while I struggle with injury – more on that to come – its been a busy week for publishing articles in print on online, which I have been involved in. We kicked off the week with an interview with LinkedFitness, which was a joy to do. Below is a small exert. To read…

A change of track for my run into 2018

Well the day has finally arrived, one which I had been hoping to avoid but had slowly crept up on me none the less. In reality it was always going to happen but over the preceding days, weeks and months I had hoped against hope it wouldn’t be true. Sitting here now I know it was always going to end…

Race Report: The 2017 Lakeland 100

Well that went spectacularly badly! For those that read my pre-race thoughts on Lakeland 100, you will know that I was carrying a pelvis issue into the race but hoped I had done enough to get myself around the course. How wrong I was and on Friday night I experience my first ever race DNF (did not finish), pulling out…

Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The 2017 Lakeland 100

Well here we are again, it’s Lakeland 100 week and my build up has once again been less than ideal. Last year I had flu to overcome. This year I thought I would up the anti and opted for four weeks off running throughout July with a painful glute/hip injury – fabulous! Lets wind the clock back a little. Build-up…

Race Report: The Pennine Barrier 50 Mile Ultra Marathon

Well that’s my third race of the 2017 season ticked off and phew, what a scorcher! Prior to the race I outlined my pre-race objectives as usual, and I am pleased to say that I managed to knock them all out of the park, finishing in joint 13th place in a time of 11:13. Right well that is the high…

Review of The Camelbak Ultra Pro Running Hydration Vest

In my latest review on My Outdoors, I take a look at the new Camelbak Ultra Pro Running Vest and Quick Stow Flasks.  With a strong heritage in the mountain biking and cycling market, I was excited to try their latest running vest offering and see how it stacked up against the more established vests from the likes of Salomon…

Pre-race Thoughts on The Pennine Barrier 50 Ultra Marathon

Well after a near four month hiatus from racing, the day is finally approaching and this Saturday at 6am, all being well, I will start the Pennine Barrier 50 Ultra. This is a new event from GB Ultras, the same team that bring you Ultra Great Britain, Liverpool to Manchester and Chester Ultra’s. Starting in Malham, we follow the same…

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