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28-Apr-14

Interview with Dr Thomas Giles

Thomas Giles is a consultant cytopathologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and an experienced ultra runner. He began ultra running in 2005 following an inspirational talk by a professional explorer. He signed up for the MdS 2007, didn’t finish but didn’t stop ultra running. He believes failure has made him a stronger runner.

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28-Apr-14

Interview with Rory Coleman

Rory is a veteran of ultra running having done 224 ultra races, including over 11 Marathon de Sables races and is well known to many ultras. Here you can read about his incredible ultra achievements and invaluable top tips for successful ultra running.

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16-Apr-14

Interview with Susie Chan

Susie is a mum who has been doing ultras for 2 years and has completed the Marathon des Sables (MDS). Susie loves the scenery and people you meet doing ultras. Read about Susie's good and bad times and her top tips for success in ultra running.

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16-Apr-14

Interview with Mark Roe

Mark has been running since 1997 and lives in Yorkshire with his wife. He ran the Marathon des Sables (MDS) in 2012, a life-changing experience which has seen him continue to run ultras and aim to complete other desert races, as well as change career, his diet and outlook on life. Mark has also written a book about his MDS experiences.

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16-Apr-14

Interview with Nick Keen

Nick, a property developer living near Devizes, Wiltshire, is a comparative newbie to ultra marathon running. In 2011 when he turned 50, he put running the London Marathon on his bucket list, got a place and finished!

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16-Apr-14

Interview with Colin Harper

Colin is a relative newbie to ultras and is running in the Marathon des Sables (MDS) in 2014. He gives you a good idea of how much you can achieve in a relatively short space of time. His lovely one liners were shared in the midst of packing his bags for the MDS.

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16-Apr-14

Interview with Peter Clist

Peter, who will turn 60 in 2015, started running 30 years ago in an effort to lose weight – and he hasn’t stopped running since. He has completed the Marathon des Sables (MdS) three times, including the wet year in 2009 and wants to run in the MdS30 next year.

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16-Apr-14

Interview with Jack Tavernor

Jack is fairly new to ultras and completed the Marathon des Sables (MdS) in 2013 and the Coastal Challenge race in Costa Rica in 2014. Previously however, Jack has a history of long distance non-competitive endurance events and more recently completed a range of ultras in the UK and is looking forward to some new ones this year.

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14-Apr-14

Interview with Paul Burrows

Paul, 39, lives in Jersey in the Channel Islands, UK, where he gets to run the beautiful coastal trails and paths.

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14-Apr-14

Interview with Genis Pieterse

Genis lives in South Africa and completed the Marathon des Sables (MDS) in 2013. He does ultras with his wife and here he shares his highs and lows of ultra running.

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