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Giles Thurston

www.ultrarun.in

My name is Giles Thurston and I have what some describe as an unnatural obsession with running and multi-sport!

I ran my first ultra marathon back in 2014, love trail running and heading out for long running adventures.

Ultrarun.in charts my progress through the sport, my training, racing and general thoughts on the subject and the kit we use.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you find something of interest!

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…

Running Into Summer With Injury Woes

It has been a little over a month since my last update, and before I write my pre-race thoughts ahead of next weekends Pennine Barrier 50, I thought it would be worth giving a quick update on what I’ve been up to running wise. Injury woes Injury has cast a shadow over most things since my last post. I have…

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…

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