James and Dan open 2020, discussing race calendars and James’ run at Desert Solstice Track Invitational. The interview is Part 1 of 2 with ultra running historian Andy Milroy. Since the 1970s, Andy has been the world authority on record keeping and statistics in ultra running. We stand to learn so much from his knowledge of the sport, runners. Here we get a chance to analyse in-depth, what made the best, ‘the best’. Part 2 to follow.
James and Dan discuss the recent World 24hr Champs where Dan competed for Team GB once again and Camille Herron shattered her existing 24hr World Record.
This week Dan and James interview Tom Payn, winner of the inaugural Track 100 mile just a few weeks ago in an 8th best British time of 12:25. Tom has done it all over a running career that has lasted his whole life. From 800 metres through to 100 miles plus. Representing his country on the Trails, recording a marathon PB of 2:17 and throughout it all keeping his love for the sport at the heart of what he does.
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Dan and James catch up after a 2 month gap! Talk spans James’ race at the Ridgeway 86 the previous weekend, crewed by Dan. Dans racing and training of late. 6 Days in the Dome, UTMB and much more. An hour of (largely) unedited chat….
This week Dan and James discuss the last months news including their own racing, before a feature interview with Paul Tierney, who has just broken the record for running all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District over a period of just over 6 days. Paul has a background as Lakeland 100 winner, two time TDG finisher and running for the Irish National Team amongst many other accomplishments. We find out just how huge of an effort the Wainwrights journey was.
Picture by Andy Jackson