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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 2015 Trail Shoe Review / Smackdown

One of the questions I regularly get asked is what trail running shoes I would recommend? The simplest answer is to suggest they head to their nearest running store and try a range on, as what works for me won’t necessarily work for someone else. Foot size and shape, combined with running style and form, all contributing to the choice….

Weekly training report: 19th January 2015

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 19th January 2015. 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…

My Race Objectives for Peddars Way Ultra 2015

Well this time next week, all being well, I’ll have finished my second official ultra marathon, The Peddars Way Ultra. This is an important race for me, as it was a late entry onto my 2014(+) schedule to replace the cancelled race I’d hoped to celebrate my 40th year with. I’ve had a good build up and am happy with…

Review of the Yaktrax Ice Grips

Winter running always sees lots of people running for the treadmill, or dreadmill as many call it, to avoid the cold dark nights and at some points of the year, snow and ice. Personally this is my favourite time of year and running in snow can be a great workout. Ice however is more of an issue and in some…

Weekly training report: 12th January 2015

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 12th January 2015. 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…

Weekly training report: 5th January 2015

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 5th January 2015. 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…

Christmas and New Year Training Report: December 2014

Welcome to my training report for the two weeks covering Christmas and New Year, commencing 22nd 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…

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…

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