I live in South Korea now! 2016.
I've raced a fair a bit since arriving in South Korea in March 2016. I post daily on Instagram, Facebook, and try to get videos out on YouTube, and even dabbling with live broadcasts on Periscope and Facebook Live. All under Israel The Runner.
3,684 miles Run in 2015, Looking forward to 2016
I ran 249.85 Miles Run at Across the Years in Six Days from Dec 28-Jan 3, 2016. Quite a fun experience. 15th Male and 23rd place overall out of about 65. The race wraps up my year with almost 3,700 miles! The math works out to 72 miles a week averaged in all 2015 – 10 miles per day for 365 days, something I could have never imagined just a few years ago! With two podium finishes this year in trail 48 and 24 hour races [Pickled Feet 48 Hour – 3rd place, Silverton 1000 24 hour – 2nd place], as well as earning 100 mile (or more) buckles on 4 occasions, it's been an extraordinary year. My biggest achievement of 2015 was the 203 mile Colorado 5 day run in July mostly self supported from Pueblo to close to the Wyoming border! I'll be looking to continue racing ultras, and expanding my services beyond running into the Sports Journalism world. Stay tuned as I try to set up a Media Content organization to continue providing live or close to live as possible race updates, videos, and interviews with athletes. See my video of Zach Bitter I made a couple hours after his 100 Mile 11:40 American Record.
2015 Monthly Miles.
For the 2nd time this year, and 3rd time in my ultrarunning career, I made it to the podium of a ultramarathon race!. Placing 2nd overall, the Silverton 1000 24 hour was a good test of my fitness training over the last several months in Colorado. Race report Here
July 5, 2015. Made it 51 miles. Quite an interesting story with lots of photos, (Read here). It had to do with biting flies in 93F/34C between Pueblo, Fountain, and Colorado Springs.
July 7, 2015. 41 Miles, Highways, Byways, Rain, Country to City “I’m actually doing this!” Colorado Run – Denver (Read todays Report and Photos here)
July 8, 2015. 35 Miles north from Denver. Rain, drained and slow going. 158 miles in 4 days! Dave A & kids ran a mile, boosting energy (Read Day 4 Report and Photos here)
July 9, 2015 – The Last Day – The Final Push. 44.4 miles Day 5 Colorado Run towards Wyoming. 203 Miles Run in 5 days from Pueblo (Day 5 Report and Photos Here)
As of July 26, 2015, I’ve run over 2,300 miles in 2015, average 80miles/week this year.
Running 100.9 miles in 24 Hours. Finally achieved. I have finally achieved that elusive golden coveted benchmark in the ultramarathon running world: Running 100 miles in a single day. Race Report Here.
In preparation for my next race, I was doing some analysis on past performances. I’ve often heard in a timed race, most runners do 60% of their miles in the first half of the race. I created a chart with specific bench marks with 12 hour data, then went to races looking if this was true. It appears in many events this is the case. So I made some charts, and here’s lots of data with various % of how you could plan your next timed race.
24 Hour Mile Split chart based on analysis that majority runners are human and run ~60% of their miles in the 1st 12 hours. If your goal is 140, most often runners will accumulate 84 miles in 12 hours. Better trained athletes are near 55%. The best ever, Yiannis Kouros 53%.
Playing with the Big Boys Now? Training, Training, Training. 147 Miles in 1 Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Averaging 90+ miles over 8 consecutive weeks? Next Race:
May 30, 2015 – Dawn to Dusk 24 Hour Track Ultra, Philadelphia, PA
The 2015 Copper Canyon Caballo Blanco 80km race in Urique, Mexico was cancelled a few hours before starting, due to drug wars in other villages in the canyon just 4-5 miles from the start line. In the confusion over the next few hours, some of us ran an alternate event, which at the time I had no idea wasn't sanctioned race and believed it to be rescheduled. Without access to the outside world, or understanding any Spanish, I ran and enjoyed running with and supporting the Tarahumara, or Raramuri people. I was able to help evacuate a fellow ultrarunner and friend out off the trail after being stung 200 times and being alergic. Read the full account with photos here.
I Ran for 100 miles at the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival on February 14-15, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV in 27:44. This was only my 2nd 100 mile race! Yes, I have 5x 100 mile buckles, but three are for timed races over 48 hours, 72 hours, and 6-day races. My first 100 mile was the Centurion Running south Downs Way 100 in Southern England completed in a time of 29:37:10.
Running streak, my training has been for 2 months straight with the goal of running Jackpot 100 mile. .
Possible Race Schedule for 2015:
May 30, 2015 – Dawn to Dusk 24 Hour Track Ultramarathon, Philadelphia, PA
Nolans 14 (Aug 29- Sept 1, 2014) Attempt #1 Nolan's 14. 60 Hours. 100 Miles on Foot. 14 Summits over 14,000 Feet. 90,000 Vertical Feet. 8 Finishers in 15 years. The window is now. This is why I came to Colorado. It's why I left England for the mountains… and this is the pinnacle.
I ran for Six Days and 207 miles and recieved the Race Directors Award at the Six Days in the Dome race in Anchorage, Alaska August 4-10, 2014
Summer of 2014 saw me in the Sawatch Mountains training for Nolans 14. What is it? Basically climbing 14 14,000ft mountains in the Sawatch Range in 60 hours.
Below is the GoreTex TansAlpine 175 Mile 4 country run I did in 2011. Favorite experience of all time
Key Races in I've run in 2013
Al Andalus Ultimate Trail is a 5-stage (230km) ultra-marathon in Southern Spain with numerous long climbs (7,200 meters of ascent/descent), technical trails, and extreme heat (30-40C). July 8-12, 2013
If you would like to sponspor or help support my athletic endeavors in these world's hardest challenges, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or donate and help me get to this next race.
Pennine Way – Edale to Marsden to Hebden Bridge 31 Miles / 50Km Blog Post and Photos, April 3, 2013
2013 – Rome Marathon! Race report. Here's the YouTube Video,
2013 Week 9 Training, It's all about The Pennine Way. Winter Training, 63 miles in 3 days. 30 Miles- Pennine Way & The Spine Course Part I Pennine Way & The Spine with Hadrian's Wall Part 2
2013 – Week 8 Training: Run streak ends? 69 Days, 10 consecutive weeks running everyday. Gained incredible strength, speed and control. Preparing for a big week next week. T. Three new videos posted this week to my YouTube Channel, check them out..some rare footage at Masada, Israel – and finally the TDS Race Report Video showing the extreme elements of the Alps and what we went through
2013 – Week 4 Highlights: Weight Lifting, Strength Training, Core Conditioning Video for Endurance Runners.
2013 – Week 3 Training Plans: Snow, Transvulcania Training (funny video)
2013 – Week 2 Running: Andalucia Region of Spain – Mountain training! Check
out the video.
2013 – Week 1 Highlights: Short run on the Coastal Trail Path in Gower Wales –
I raced and completed the Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100 kilometer/62 mile ultramarathon run on July 21, 2010 after training for 8 months in preparation for the race. Some of the most experienced ultra runners from across the globe made their way out to the western shores of Lake Hovsgol – one of the deepest, coldest, and clearest lakes on the planet – accessible only by 4 wheel drive or horseback, to take part in arguably the World’s Most Beautiful 100km run. The journey to get to Mongolia was arduous and involved much learning. Below are the details of how I went from running 7-mile long runs to 8 months later racing 62 miles and placing 8th place in an international ultramarathon event.
Late in 2009 and early 2010 I set out a regimented training plan following Dr. Tim Noakes guidance for novice ultra runners in his book Lore of Running and hoped to be trained enough to complete a 100km race having never run over a marathon, nor ever having run below a 4:55 marathon either. …