81 episodes

All about British Ultra running

British Ultra Running Podcast James Elson

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    • 4.8 • 225 Ratings

All about British Ultra running

    Episode 44: The Spine Race

    Episode 44: The Spine Race

    James and Dan discuss the 2023 Spine Race with Mens Champion Damian Hall and Five Time Finisher Matt Neale.

    • 56 min
    Episode 43: 2022 Christmas Special

    Episode 43: 2022 Christmas Special

    Listen in to another phone call between Dan and James, with some terrible audio quality and only brief discussion about actual running. Merry Christmas to all of our customers.  

    • 50 min
    Episode 42: 24hr European Champs & Tor Des Geants

    Episode 42: 24hr European Champs & Tor Des Geants

    James and Dan catch up after a very busy week. Dan discusses his fifth place finish at the European 24hr Champs with a new British Road Record of 273km. James discusses his finish at last weeks Tor Des Geants, a 220 mile non-stop mountain race around the Aosta Valley of Italy. Warning: Very Bad Language … Continue reading "Episode 42: 24hr European Champs & Tor Des Geants"

    • 58 min
    Episode 41: Damian Hall

    Episode 41: Damian Hall

    For this episode, Dan and James record a telephone conversation with Damian Hall. Damian is a National Treasure of British Ultrarunning, with a list of accolades longer than we could possibly type here. The trio chat about his recent attempt at the Pennine Way Record (again), Dan’s 48hr, Green Runners, Tiny prison phones and Monkey … Continue reading "Episode 41: Damian Hall"

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 40: Mark Darbyshire

    Episode 40: Mark Darbyshire

    Mark won the Arc of Attrition 100 in a massive course record last weekend. He also has course record’s at Lakeland 100 and NDW100 amongst others. Dan and James catch up about this years Arc and then ask Mark what the recipe for the Secret Sauce is…..

    Episode 39: Dan And James’ upcoming events

    Episode 39: Dan And James’ upcoming events

    Dan and James catch up after another huge break. 24 hour races and Dan And James’ upcoming events get some air time. The sound is still pretty bad but we have the great Steve Ashworth ready to help us now. Funky town.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
225 Ratings

225 Ratings

Grumpy-1972 ,

Excellent review of the Spine

Having just completed the spine myself this was a brilliant episode. My head is in the same space as James in that I will never do it again! Really interesting to hear Matt (5 time finisher) and Damien (4 time finisher, winning this year) talk about what gets them going back year after year. James and Dan have a great sense of humour and work well together. Awesome.

Richardtris4cake ,

Fantastic podcast

Utterly interesting even though it’s just two blokes chewing the fat . Love it and wish they would do more , shame they too busy running . Probably my favourite podcast

MattUzzell ,


Great listen. Both informative and amusing. Excellent banter between the hosts who clearly love running, respect each other, and don’t take their impressive achievements too seriously. About to have a crack at a 250km and have found this a brilliant listen

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