Episode 9: 2017 Runners of the Year/ Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn

The second episode of 2018 features an interview with one of James and Dans picks for British Ultrarunner of the Year РKatie Kaars Sijpesteijn. Katie had an unbelieavbly prolific 2017, racing often and to the highest possible level with multiple wins at classic British events as well as top performances internationally. She talks about her background, her highlights of the year and what lies ahead. There’s also some advice for runners looking to get in to Sky Running events as well as a discussion on what can be done to increase involvement of women in ultrarunning in general.

Episode 8: 2017 Runners of the Year/ Tom Evans

The first episode of 2018 sees Dan and James recap the end of 2017 and features an interview with one of their two picks for British Ultrarunner of the Year – Tom Evans. After a break out year of 3rd – MDS, 4th Eiger 101, 4th CCC, Tom tells us all about his background, his stellar year and what lies ahead.

Episode 7: Longevity in Ultrarunning/ Ken Fancett

This seventh episode of the British Ultrarunning Podcast features Dan and James discussing the running career of Ken Fancett with the man himself. Ken recently finished his 5th Centurion Grand Slam at the Autumn 100 before heading out for another successful 100 mile trail finish at Rio Del Lago 100 in the US – his 69th 100 mile finish. At 68, Ken is running times that put him in the top 10% to 15% of races overall, but within his age category he is truly a world class runner. The volume of racing he achieves is in itself just as incredible, he regularly finishes 8 or more 100 mile races per year. Inspiration for runners of all ages.

Episode 6: Autumn 100/ Paul Maskell

This sixth episode of the British Ultrarunning Podcast features Dan and James discussing the Autumn 100 with this years overall champion Paul Maskell. Paul came in as record holder for the Arc of Attrition and off a second place at this years NDW100, running strong through to the win in 14:34. Paul speaks to how he finds time to train and race to such a high level around being a paramedic, the challenges that brings and how to work with them to success.

Episode 5: Spartathlon/ Vassos Alexander

This fifth episode of the British Ultrarunning Podcast features Dan and James discussing the original ultra distance run, the 153 mile Spartathlon, with Vassos Alexander of BBC Radio 2 – finisher of this years event.