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Peter Nicholson

Web Developer from Manchester

Club: Glossopdale Harriers

MY DISCIPLINES
half_marathon trail obstacle_race 10k marathon ultra_trail
MY DISCIPLINES
half_marathon trail obstacle_race 10k marathon ultra_trail

ABOUT ME

For some crazy reason, I am addicted to running up hills that make my thighs burn and I love the madness that is fell running. The majority of my races take place in the countryside on the beautiful hills and trails, and that's probably why I fell in love with the sport. Running was an addiction that came out of nowhere as I hit my late 20's and early 30's. Having never ran more than a few hundred yards without having to stop until late 2014, I spent the next 12 months competing in 15 races, ranging from 5km - marathon distance. During this period I also smashed through half a dozen obstacle course races (2 top 10 finishes) and spent 1 month running 10km per day up and down a High Street dressed as Buddy the Elf. Since then, the madness has escalated which has led me to ultra running. A 36 mile mountain ultra was completed in August, followed by a 50 mile ultra in September. One more to come before the year is out!

MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

2 ultra marathons in 3 weeks having never ran further than a marathon before. 2nd placed non-elite at Beetham Tower Staircase Race. Appeared on Ninja Warrior UK as a banana. As you do.

MY PERSONAL RECORDS

RECORD 10KM

00:37:51

RECORD half marathon

01:29:49

RECORD marathon

03:28:53

RECORD Snowdon International Mountain Race

01:30:03

RECORD The Mighty Deerstalker Night Mountain Race

01:43:06

MY NEXT GOALS AND PROJECTS

Complete my 3rd ultra marathon in November to make it 3 ultras in 4 months and to gain enough points to apply for the CCC 100km Mont Blanc Ultra

RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Date EVENT Discipline Age group Time
11.03.2017 The Mighty Deerstalker 10 Mile 2000m night mud run 01:43:06
31.03.2017 ASICS Manchester Marathon Relay
18.04.2017 Herod Farm Fell Race Fell running 00:28:50
28.04.2017 Saddleworth Cake Race 10 mile trail race 01:15:17
27.05.2017 Liverpool Marathon Marathon 03:28:53
09.06.2017 Neuss Summer Night Run 5km
15.06.2017 Tour of Tameside Hell on the Fell Fell running 00:43:27
05.07.2017 Saddleworth Rangers Fell Race Fell running
14.07.2017 Snowdon International Fell Race 10 mile fell running 01:30:03
05.08.2017 Battersea 10km 10km road 00:39:18
25.08.2017 SBU35 Ultra 36 mile ultra trail 07:45:19
15.09.2017 Centurion Chiltern Wonderland 50 50 mile ultra 10:29:08
18.11.2017 Brecon Beacons Ultra 46 mile ultra

MY FAVOURITE ASICS PRODUCTS

MYINSTAGRAM

@sprintkitchen