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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. 

 

Anglesey CTS Marathon 2015


Published by James Hack on 19/01/15

I've been meaning to get back into running for a while now. It's been a roller-coaster return from the UTLD, punctuated by highs, lows and bio-mechanical inadequacies.

In any case, after a confident assessment of my current endurance level on the Sandstone Assault, it felt about time to 'test things out' and restore any last lingering lost-mojo before the season's forthcoming challenges require some proper attention.

Endure24 2015


Published by Alex Mason on 12/11/14

I saw the Adidas Thunderun a couple of years ago whilst flicking through the Runners World website looking at what kind of Ultras there were. I’d just done my first Ultra – the High Peak 40 and wanted more. I was too late that year for entry and couldn’t do last year or this year and stumbled across Endure24.

Ultra Marshalling an Ultra Marathon - Getting It Right


Published by Matt Boot on 05/08/14

Delamere Spartans have marshalled the Mardale checkpoint in the Lakeland 50/100 race for three years now. Tim and I have been there each time, and each year, it's been better and better. Here are a few lessons we've learned along the way in ultra marshalling an ultra marathon...

London Marathon 2014


Published by Matt Boot on 04/08/14

Virgin London Marathon 2014. I raised over £2000 for the Walton Home From Home Appeal. Not the fastest marathon ever, but I'll be back.

Get to Mardale and everything will be alright


Published by John Kleiser on 04/08/14

“I want to stop”, “Must keep going”,

“I want to stop”, “Just another couple of minutes and you’ll be at the top”,

“I feel sick”, “Just count your steps 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4”,

“I want to lie down”, “Come on keep going”,

“I want to go to sleep”, “Keep pushing”,

“I must stop”.

I stop.

I've Got 99 Problems Son And My Fitness Ain't One… Full Version (A Wee Spartan Blog)


Published by Dave Douglas on 04/08/14

Ok, so I haven’t had a full years training in for my UTLD100 but the mileage and running I've done over the last four months has been pretty good!

Before the off

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