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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.

Spring Running Adventures and Exciting News

Its been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought it was worth sharing a quick update on where I am with my training, plans for the coming months and some exciting news about an upcoming feature on this website. More on that later! Spring Training and Running Adventures Lets start with the training. Dropping the LDWA Winter Poppyline into…

Review of Trail and Fell Running in The Lake District Guidebook

As many of you will already know, The English Lake District is an area of the country which holds a very special place in my heart. Some of my favourite running adventures have taken place along its valley’s and across it fells in this corner of the UK and I’m really looking forward to returning in the summer for another…

Review of Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoes

At the back end of 2016 I was lucky enough to be sent a pair of the new Arc’teryx Norvan VT trail running shoes to review. With some aggressive looking vibram soles and some innovative new ideas in the design, I was excited to get them muddy and out on my local trails and fields. Some heavy racing and recovery…

Race Report: LDWA Winter Poppyline 2017

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to have my forty third birthday coincide with this years edition of The Winter Poppyline. This is an annual 52 mile walking challenge put on by The Long Distance Walkers Association (LWDA), which starts from Aylsham in North Norfolk and takes in some of the best countryside Norfolk has to offer. After my long…

Thoughts ahead of the LDWA Winter Poppyline

Tomorrow is my birthday and as a special treat from my family I have entered the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) Winter Poppyline, a 50 mile loop around North Norfolk. For a number of years I have wanted to take part in a LDWA event, which have a great reputation of being friendly events, well organised and open to runners…

My Running Goals and Aspirations for 2017

Apologies as I’m a little late with posting my objectives this year, as I’ve been slightly distracted by my preparations for The Spine Challenger. As I outlined in my review of 2016, there were a number objectives which I didn’t make as much progress on as I’d like last year. Okay I admit it, in some instances very little progress…

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