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Spartan Ten Thousand - results online


Published by admin on 20/02/15

News of the inaugural Delamere Spartans Trail Race at Manley Spring Fair. Bank holiday Monday 4th May 2015.

Montane Trail 14.5 Grizedale Feb 2015


Published by Alex Mason on 09/02/15

I help out with the Trailkidz as part of the Montane Trail 26 series and entered the Trail 13 event whilst I was there.

After I'd done my foxy impression for Trailkidz I made my way to the start and got kitted out ready for the race and saw a fellow chilly looking Spartan - Jon Hawker.  It was -5C and not damp and miserable like last year.

The marathoners set off 20 minutes before us.  The claxon went and we were off hunting them on the undulating fire trails.

Anglesey CTS Ultra 2015


Published by Nick Wishart on 25/01/15

I love running on the Anglesey coastal path. I have run every section of it over various visits and it has some stunning sections of headland and beautiful beaches that match anything you can find in Britain. Lately however, I have begun to think that the path doesn’t like me that much. 

 

UTLD 50: aka Groundhog Day


Published by Nick Wishart on 02/08/14

2014 Lakeland 50 was absolutely what I expected it to be and completely what I didn’t expect it to be, all rolled into one rollercoaster ride. And that just about sums this race up. If you think you can predict, or control 100% how it’s going to go, then you need to think again. That’s what makes it so difficult and so rewarding and I think, what brings runners back, year after year, regardless of previous results, finished or not.

Mud, sweat and nettles SST 2014


Published by Nick Wishart on 09/06/14

Sitting down to write up a great weekend of running, it struck me that the Sandstone Trail defines my journey into the world of long distance trail running over the past three years since the Delamere Spartans was formed.

Excalibur Marathon 2014


Published by Nick Wishart on 12/05/14

I didn’t enter this race last year as it unfortunately clashed with other events. This years race was exactly 2 weeks after the Highland Fling Ultra 53, so no excuses not to have a go really……

A Far Flung Fling Adventure


Published by Nick Wishart on 30/04/14

My second 50 is in the bag, allowing inevitable comparisons to be made between the two. This blog explores my thoughts on what went well and why and so is my personal reflection rather than a race report, which may or may not be of use to anyone else but really helps me when I reflect in a few months!

3, 2, 1 - Go, lad!


Published by Paul Chrisp on 27/04/14

It was the 60th anniversary of the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks race, and my 100th race, so it was a special occasion

Tales from the Skyline


Published by Nick Wishart on 24/03/14

Having done the Yorkshire Three Peaks race last year and loved the challenge, I wanted to add another tough classic Blue Riband AL race to the list while my joints will still let me, so this year the Edale Skyline race came onto the menu as I will missing the Y3P and running the Highland Fling next month instead.

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