About Oldies Ultras

My journey to running 268+ mile races

I was never an outstanding athlete or sports star as a kid.  I was OK at a couple of minority sports, playing hockey and badminton for my school, but then university, work, travel and family came along and I fell into the trap of forgetting the joy of exploring my physical boundaries, except via trips to the mountains for family skiing holidays and hiking or mountaineering with guides. And then, fresh after climbing Mont Blanc in 2017, I found myself in Chamonix during the week of the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc (UTMB) race, and my curiosity was tickled into what drove these crazy people who ran for 100+ miles. 12 months later, I was lining up for my very first ultra marathon ....