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A Tough Call but The Right One

Today I made the tough call to not start the Monster Half Marathon here in Ely. It was a difficult decision but definitely the right one for a number of reasons, not least the continuing injury. My decision was is in no way a reflection on the Monster Team and the great races they put on but as my Autumn…

In search of that elusive ITB and TLF stretch

As you may have see from Twitter and Facebook, the end of my 2014 season has hit a few speed bumps. First a couple of races were either rescheduled or cancelled altogether, the later being my A race for 2014 so am obviously extremely disappointed. Things went from bad to worse however when I started to get some knee pain….

Strava = Fun but (potentially) Unfocussed Training

Now I love Strava as much as the next man but I have to say I am 100% in agreement with Andy on this one.  I have been a member of Strava for years and its really come on leaps and bounds, trying to move beyond their traditional cycling audience and embrace runners and triathletes. Their training tools are really good, especially the ability to design…

Welcome and Introductions!

Welcome to my new website Ultrarun.in, where I plan to chart my exploits as an ultra runner, trail runner and multi-sport athlete and coach. Before we start, it would be rude not to introduce myself and provide a little background on who I am and how I ended up in this sport, so here goes! My name is Giles Thurston,…

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