A lot of people ask me what is an Ultra Marathon? well its anything further than your Marathon distance of 26.2 miles and then once people process that its why do I train for and run ultra marathons? I have always replied that its a massive challenge but people still then ask ”But have you ran the Marathon?” Without even asking what ‘The Marathon’ is I know straight away, London.
When I started Running in 2015 I thought 5k was far enough let alone 26.2 Miles as I gradually got better at running (it was bloody hard work) I started looking at bigger races after running the Dig Deep Race in the peak district which was 12 Miles which nearly killed me! I saw all theses runner at the start point with packs and walking poles and thought to myself what are they up to? When I asked one of the runners what distance he was doing he replied ”only 60 Miles” I was shocked 60 Miles, who runs 60 miles around all these big hills for fun?
When I got home I knew I wanted a new challenge so booked myself in for my first ultra it was only 7 Months after I started to run so I new I was biting off more than I could chew but that’s some of the fun of it. The Ultra was unbelievable its hard to describe how fun but hard it is mentally and Physically and since have done a load more.