All the news hot off the Race to the King press

This is where we keep you updated with training, event news and inspirational stories to keep you motivated for the months in the run up to the moment you’re stood on the start line.

Running my first ultra! Post race review.

Ciara Davies ran her first ultra on Race to the King. Read how she got on and her advice for others thinking about taking their first steps into the world of ultras. The final countdown In the final stage of training the weekly long run ramps up to 5, 6, 7 hours that,...

Bringing the best out in people

Mack, founder of Threshold Sports, took on the inaugural Race to the King on 25 & 26 June 2016. Now his feet have had time to recover, he's gathered his thoughts and shares with us his highs and lows from the weekend.   "It is often said that adversity brings...

Training for my first ultra – the ideal vs the reality

Ciara Davies is taking on her first ultra marathon, she will be keeping us up to date with all the highs and lows of training for Race to the King in a series of blog posts. "Chapter 3, in which the penny drops (actually there is an avalanche of pennies shattering my...

In the words of Bucks Fizz – ‘making your mind up’

Mack, founder of Threshold Sports, is writing a series of blogs about preparing for, and taking part in, our new ultra marathon, Race to the King. "I have had two instructive experiences since I last wrote to you. The first was a recce in the west of England with some...

Training for Race to the King begins

Ciara Davies is taking on her first ultra marathon, she will be keeping us up to date with all the highs and lows of training for Race to the King in a series of blog posts. So far, my training plan has blended in nicely with those training for Bath and/or London and...

Let the training commence!

With Race to the King two months away, Mack is upping his training, weaving it in to his working day More motivation, less temptation Alongside walking to every meeting in London and even having walking meetings with colleagues to gain training miles during the work...

Q&A with Race to the King’s oldest runner, David Baird, 80

David Baird, 80, is the oldest runner taking part in the Race to the King, here he tells about his training plans and making the challenge a family affair. When did you start running? I first started running in the 1970s, when the idea of 'jogging' first became...

Ciara runs her first ultra

Ciara Davies is taking on her first ultra marathon, she will be keeping us up to date with all the highs and lows of training in a series of blog posts. "I am a 41 year old tax advisor who lives in Castle Combe in Wiltshire, with my husband Nigel and our three...

Ultra marathon training: Preparing for Race to the King

My name is Mack, founder of Threshold Sports. I’m writing a series of blogs about my experience of preparing for, and taking part in, our new ultra marathon, Race to the King. I am no natural athlete. I’m an inquisitive challenge seeker, so like many of you, I pressed...

Taking on the challenge for charity

Liam Peltell, 25, a trainee accountant from Lincoln, is running the Race to the King, dressed as a Viking Wearing 18kg of chainmail, Liam will be raising money for Race charity, Save the Children and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Service. "I...

How to run your first ultra marathon – tips from Sarah Morwood

How do people run for so long? Do they eat? How on earth do they run into the night without sleep? Sarah Morwood, 32, won the women’s Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 2015 and set a new course record. This is her advice to would-be and first-time ultra marathon...

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