About Me

18056_Page001_2_1I am no stranger to long endurance events, coming from an orienteering background. I competed my first two day mountain marathon (the KIMM) back in 1994 with a fractured jaw! I continued to compete in mountain marathons till 2005 (I was the course planner for the first OMM in 2006) including two wins at the High Peak Marathon in 2002 and 2003 whilst also road, trail and fell running setting a sub 70min half marathon PB in 2005.

I ran my first ultra marathon in 2008, finishing 2nd after a close battle with international ultra runner Jez Bragg at the Devil O’ Highland. After winning the Draycote Water 35 Ultra I was selected to run for England at the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100km incorporating the British Championships. I have represented England five times at 100km, once at 50km and represented Great Britain at the 2010 and 2015 World and European 100km Championship’s.

I ran my first Multistage  ultra marathon in 2016 the Cape Wrath Ultra in Scotland- 8 days 246 miles in 41hrs 36mins, I followed it up with winning the Dragons Back Race in Wales one of the toughest mountain races in the world – 5 days 186 miles setting a new course record of 37hrs 58mins.

I am also a tutor for Nav4 providing mountain marathon/trail running and navigation training courses for the last 12 years.

Some notable recent race results, rest can be found on my power of 10 profile :


  • 1st The Dragons Back multistage race and new course record
  • 1st Dark Peaks Ultra 31miles and new course record
  • 2nd High Peak Marathon and new Vet course record


  • 1st Cape Wrath Ultra multistage race- 8 days 246miles


  • 16th World 100km Championships and new PB 6hrs 56mins
  • 3rd British 100km Championships
  • 1st Dusk till Dawn Trail Marathon (28miles)
  • 3rd Woollaton 10km Trail Race


  • 1st Iznik Ultra and new course record – Turkey
  • 1st Spine Challenger and new course record
  • 1st Canalathon 50km and course record
  • 1st Intro Ultra Peak District and new course record
  • 1st High Peak 40
  • 2nd MONTANE Lakeland 50 & British Ultra Trail Championships


  • 1st Ultimate Trails Ultra 100
  • 1st Lakeland Trails Marathon
  • 1st Brathay Windermere Marathon
  • 2nd Kendal 10k


  • 1st, MONTANE® Ultra Trail26 Grizedale
  • 1st, New Balance Ultra Tour of Peak District
  • 7th, World 50km Championships
  • 4th, British 100km Championships
  • 1st, Keswick Trail Half Marathon
  • 3rd, Gloucester 50km
  • 4th, Loch Ness Marathon


  • 2nd, Kielder Trail Marathon
  • 1st, Standish Trail 10km


  • 1st, Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra Marathon (Course Record)
  • 1st, Perth Ultra Fest 50km (Scottish 50km Champion)
  • 3rd, Lakeland 50
  • 1st, Cartmel Trail Race
  • About Marcus

    I am no stranger to long endurance events, coming from an orienteering background. I ran my first ultra marathon in 2008, finishing 2nd.

    This year I've so far won the Spine Challenger Race and the Iznik and set a coarse record on both races.

    I'm part of the team at the Accelerate Performance centre in Sheffield, I cover Sports Therapy, Endurance Coaching and Lactate Testing
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