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Project Ultra Marathon

Over the last 12 months I’ve been thinking more and more about going back to my roots and therefore I have started to focus on trail and ultra racing again and for the last six months I have started to run a little more on the trails and I’ve entered a couple of races which I have done pretty well in . In 2012 I started walking in the Peak District with my two boxer dogs and completed a few walking challenges like the Lyke Wake Walk and the National 3 Peaks. It was while doing these challenges I came across the Lakeland 100 which coincided with my father in law getting diagnosed the cancer. I was instantly hooked on this event and I really wanted to challenge myself and see how far I could push myself which led me to think it would be a great idea to enter this race and try to raise some money for Cancer Research UK along the way. In 2013 I completed my first ultra race which was The Fellsman which is a high level traverse covering more than 60 miles over very hard rugged moorland. The event climbs over 11,000 feet in its path from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales. Followed by the Lakeland 100 ‘Ultra Tour of the Lake District’ which is one of the most spectacular long distance trail race which has ever taken place within the UK. The circular route encompasses the whole of the Lakeland Fells and includes in the region of 6300m of ascent. I managed to raise over £3,000 for Cancer Research UK. Continue reading

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