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
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?
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
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
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.