James and Dan talk over Dan’s recent run at the ‘Last One Standing’ in Northern Ireland where Dan was competing. The interview this time is with Sabrina Verjee. Sabrina came into ultra running off of the back of a career in Adventure Racing. Since 2014 she has won and finished on the podium in many of the top British Mountain ultras. She won Lakeland 100 twice and left the final check point in the lead in the race overall before ending up second – Dan and James discover why! James and Dan also discuss her more recent victories at the Spine summer event of course her great start to 2020, with a victory at the Spine winter edition. Sabrina also shares the details about her attempt later this year, on the Wainwrights record.
James and Dan chat about the recent Arc of Attrition where James ran the 100. Dan previews his upcoming Last Man Standing Race in Northern Ireland. The interview is Part 2 of 2 with ultra running historian Andy Milroy. Andy and James discuss womens all time performances and go into detail on ultrarunning records and races from 2000 to the present day. Andy analyses where the softer records lie and what records he sees being broken in the near future and the conditions and events needed for that to happen.
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.
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.