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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.

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…

Weekly training report: 17th November 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 17th 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…

Review of The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0

With some longer running adventures coming up next year I decided I needed to invest in a larger running vest. My current vest is the Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin Hydro 5 set (full review coming soon) which I love and while the obvious option was to go with the 12 litre version of the S-Lab Hydro, minor frustrations with the…

Camel Yoga Pose, Delivering Core and Hip Strength for Runners

I’m a real believer in incorporating Yoga and Pilates moves into a regular core and strength program, to complete your traditional run training. Below is a great example of this from Runners World, Camel Pose with an isolation to target your hip flexors and core.  It only takes a couple of minutes and I’m sure you’ll really feel the benefit…

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