Rob Pinnington

About Rob

Your Name: Robert Edward Pinnington (answers to Rob, Bob & Wob)

Occupation: Management Consultant

Home Town: Walsall but my heart belongs to Liverpool

Twitter Account: @robpinnington


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Runners Questions

What is your running background?

I have not got one


When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?

I was too slow at marathons.


When or where (at which events) are we most likely to see you?

Spartathlon, a Cockbain event


What are your personal key running achievements to date?

C2C, Ultrabalathon going under 4hours on 50km


What was your hardest race experience?

Spartathlon 2013


What events do you have planned for 2015 up to Spartathlon?

3* 50km Jan-Mar

24 Hour Steenbergen May

Leipzig 100km 15th August

KWM 26th August


What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?

Steady even pace


What does a typical training week look like?

Monday : Rest

Tuesday AM 5km recovery PM 20km +swim

Wednesday AM Intervals 6*1km PM 20km + swimswim

Thursday AM Hills

Friday AM 20km +swim

Saturday Rest

Sunday Rory or Race


What one tip would you pass onto people running an Ultra marathon for the first time?



Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

Buy stories by Bob Paine if you want interesting

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Spartathlon Questions

Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?



How did you get on? 

2012 70km Didn’t have a clue

2013 140km should have finished wasn’t mentally strong enough

2014 130km cool weather and over confident, didn’t improve. I was a complete idiot


What tip would you pass on to those taking part for the first time?

It is harder than you think


What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?



What are you not looking forward to during the Spartathlon race?


How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?

Lose weight gain speed


Will you be bringing any support crew to the race?

The Ugly Unt, he is ugly Nick Papageorge was on the original race with John Foden.

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