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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.

Race Report – Ely New Years Eve 10km 2014

The 31st December 2014 saw my final race of the year, and I believe the final official race in the UK, The Ely Runners New Years Eve (NYE) 10km. I’ve ran this race twice before, the only other times I’ve run a 10km race. Both times I’ve been extremely disappointed with my time and I was therefore determined to get…

A Quick Look Back Then On We Go – My Review of 2014

With 2015 now underway it would be remiss of me to not have a quick look back at how 2014 went from an endurance training and racing perspective and also to look forward to 2015. Looking back at 2014 So how would I summarise 2014 from a training perspective? Well there was lots of running, some cycling but very little…

My Goals and Aspirations for 2015

So here are my goals and aspirations for 2015! I’ve consciously avoided the phrase New Years resolutions as this is not a list I plan to hit on 1st Jan and kill myself to tick off in its entirety. Rather I see this more as a work in progress for the year, maybe think of it as Giles Thurston Limited’s…

Weekly training report: 15th December 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 15th December 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava below, should you wish to see more detail on…

Weekly training report: 8th December 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 8th December 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava below, should you wish to see more detail on…

Weekly training report: 1st December 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 1st December 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava below, should you wish to see more detail on…

My Thousand Mile Run

Yesterday I hit a total of one thousand miles of running in 2014! At the start of the year I set myself the goal of hitting 1500km, which was more than 500km higher than last year.  At the time I had no plans to get into ultra running but as the year progressed, this aspiration developed, culminating in my participation in the Grimreaper…

Weekly training report: 24th November 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 24th November 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava below, should you wish to see more detail…

Get involved with The Montane Spine Race Film in 2015

Labelled as Britons most brutal race, The Montane Spine Race see’s athletes racing all 268 miles of the Pennine Way non-stop during The UK winter.  Next year (2015), Summit Fever Media have committed to filming the event but have also asked for public funding to allow them to extend their coverage and obviously improve the film. As a real sucker for…

A difficult decision finally made!

A few weeks back I alluded to a difficult decision that I needed to make in relation to the Coast to Coast Sportive next June (2015).  Well I have finally made it and have subsequently withdrawn from this sportive! This was by no means an easy decision, as its a sportive I have wanted to do for years and the…

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