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Holly Rush

ASICS UK Frontrunner Community Manager from Frome, Somerset

Age group: 40-45

Club: Avon Valley Runners

Coach: Alan Storey

MY DISCIPLINES
Ultra marathon Mountain running Half marathon Trail run 10 KM Marathon
Ultra trail run

ABOUT ME

I am a dog loving ex GB road marathoner turned MUT runner (mountain, ultra, trail) with a passion for good food, good coffee and adventures. I can regularly be found running the trails with my running companion Mr Mole the German Wire Haired Pointer or munching on a pork pie post run. I've been lucky enough to travel the world with my running and meet such amazing people, representing my country at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games was a particular highlight of my career.

MY BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS

Winner of Edinburgh and Pisa Marathon 2014
1st Ultravasen 90k Trail 2015
1st and CR NDW 50 mile 2016
1st and CR Cotswold Way Century 103 miles 2017

2018 27th World Mountain Championships - Team Silver Medal 2013 7th Comrades
WMRA Long Distance Mountain Champs - 12th individual position Team Bronze

2010:
European Champs Marathon Barcelona - 17th individual position – Team Bronze
Commonwealth Games Delhi - 8th individual position

2006
GBR International, Kosice marathon - 2nd place

MY PERSONAL RECORDS

RECORD 10KM

00:34:13

RECORD Half marathon

01:14:00

RECORD Marathon

02:37:00

RECORD 5k

00:16:42

MY NEXT GOALS AND PROJECTS

So I have completed my lifetime goal to finish probably the worlds toughest mountain ultra race the UTMB and also summit Mont Blanc, so what next? But what next for this years racing? With the current conditions who really knows when or if we will get to race this year but for now I am concentrating on my 5k speed and setting myself monthly time trials to assess how I am going.

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RECENT & UPCOMING EVENTS

Date EVENT Discipline Age group Time
16.07.2017 Frome Half Marathon Hilly Road Race 40-45 1st place 84 mins
23.07.2017 Bath Trail Marathon Trail Hilly Marathon 43k 1100ms elevation 40-45 03:38:00
13.08.2017 Salisbury Trail 50k Trail Ultra 40-45 1st 3.31.42
01.09.2017 CCC - Chamonix 100k Mountain Trail Ultra 40-45 14hrs 10 mins 7th Female
23.09.2017 Cotswold Way Century 100 mile trail race from Chipping Camden to Bath 40-45 1st Woman/ 2nd over all 20.17 CR
26.11.2017 Florence Marathon road running 40-45 2.51 7th 1st Vet
14.01.2018 Gloucester Half Marathon road 40-45 1.21 2nd Lady 1st Vet
25.02.2018 Tokyo Marathon road running 40-45 2.54
24.03.2018 Gloucester 20 Mile Road 40-45 2.08 3rd
25.03.2018 Fleet Half Marathon road 40-45 CANCELLED
08.04.2018 Manchester Marathon road 40-45 2.47
28.04.2018 Three Peaks Fell Race Fell LD 40-45 DNS (illness)
12.05.2018 Bristol 10k road 40-45 39:00
20.05.2018 Windermere Marathon Road 40-45 DNS
27.05.2018 Dorchester Half Marathon Road/Trail 40-45 1st 88 mins
10.06.2018 Lacock Half Marathon Road/Trail 40-45 1st 84 mins
24.06.2018 World Long Mountain Championships, Poland Mountain Trail 40-45 27th - Team Silver Medal
13.07.2018 Grand Trail Courmayeur 55k Mountain Ultra Trail 40-45 7hrs 30 2nd place
01.09.2018 UTMB 170k Chamonix France Mountain Ultra Trail 40-45 21st 9th AG 31hrs
10.11.2018 Off The Tarmac 50k ultra trail 40-45 4.35 - 1st Lady - 3rd overall
09.02.2019 Hoka Trail Half Trail 40-45 1.31.55 CR (1st lady/8th overall)
24.02.2019 Carsington Trail HM Trail 40-45 1.25.30 1st Lady CR
10.03.2019 Barcelona Marathon Road 40-45 2.47 11th Lady
24.03.2019 Merthyr Tydfil Half Marathon Road/Trail 40-45 1.22.13 1st Lady and CR
07.04.2019 Manchester Marathon Road 40-45 2.46.43 7th Woman
14.04.2019 Paris Marathon Road/Trail 40-45 3.16
28.04.2019 Virgin London Marathon Road 40-45 2.45.41 18th Woman
12.05.2019 Hullavington Half Marathon Road 40-45 1.23 1st Woman and 1st Overall
16.06.2019 Speedway 10k Road 40-45 37.41 5th woman and 1st Vet 40
22.06.2019 Giants Head Marathon Trail 40-45 1st lady 3rd overall 3.42
13.07.2019 Snowdonia Trail Marathon Trail 40-45 4.20 7th place
21.07.2019 London 10k road 40-45 46.23 (PACING)
03.08.2019 Climbing Mont Blanc Alpine Climbing 40-45 11hrs
28.08.2019 TDS Ultra Mountain Trail 40-45
15.09.2019 Marlborough Temple Trail HM Trail 40-45 1st Lady/ 6th overall
29.09.2019 Salisbury HM Road 40-45 1st lady 1.23
12.10.2019 The Race With No Witty Name Ultra Trail 40-45 1st Lady 4.58 and 3rd overall
06.12.2019 Dark Trails Marathon Trail/mountain 40-45 4.13 1st Lady CR
01.03.2020 Newport HM Road 40-45 1.24.59 3rd lady

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