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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.

Review of the Inov8 AT/C Protec-Shell Waterproof Jacket

One of the great benefits of being back running, is that I can finally start to clear the backlog of items waiting review. The first out of the gate, is the new Inov8 AT/C Protec-Shell Waterproof Jacket. This jacket was a new addition to Inov-8’s Autumn Winter collection and a jacket I had high hopes for using in this years…

What’s in your running pack?

Have you ever stood on the start line of an ultra and looked around at the various packs people are carrying and wondered what they have in theirs? Have this ever caused you to worry you are carrying too much or too little? Have you ever looked at the elite runners and wonder how they even meet the minimum kit…

My Nutrition, Demons and Me

I’ve been meaning the write this article for years but have always struggled where to begin or how to even structure my thoughts. Nutrition has always been the one area of my training that I have neglected and I have always known that if I gave it some focus, I would be a much better runner as a result. While…

My Review of 2017. A Year of Two Halves

Well that is another year wrapped. One that started so well and finished in a totally different place than I had originally planned. The racing year 2017 started quickly and within a couple of weeks I was into my first A race of the year, standing in a cold and snow laden Edale on the start line of The Spine…

Run Deep Feature: What I’ve learned about injury

In addition to my interview with LinkedFitness, I also had my first article published in Run Deep Magazine just before Christmas, all about my struggles with injury during 2017 and the lessons I have learned as a result. Below is a short exert from that article. To read the full version, then head over to Run Deep magazine, where you…

A Short Chat About Ultra Running

After weeks of silence on this site while I struggle with injury – more on that to come – its been a busy week for publishing articles in print on online, which I have been involved in. We kicked off the week with an interview with LinkedFitness, which was a joy to do. Below is a small exert. To read…

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…

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