Dan Lawson

About Dan

Your Name: Dan Lawson

Occupation: Charity Worker

Home Town: Brighton

Twitter Account: @therunningdan

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Runners Questions

What is your running background?

Started running ultras 6 years ago after 20 years playing football

 

When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?

A life long dream to run 100 miles

 

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

This year GUCR, 24 world championships and Spartlathon

 

What are your personal key running achievements to date?

Member of team GB ultra, World record beater number of miles on a treadmill in a week.

 

What was your hardest race experience?

The treadmill run

 

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

GUCR, 24 hr world championships turin

 

What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?

Start reasonably quick and hang in there

 

What does a typical training week look like?

Mixture of speed and mileage roughly 200km a week

 

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

Smile

 

Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I spend half my year in India

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Spartathlon Questions

Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?

No.

 

What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?

Sunshine.

 

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

Nothing.

 

How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?

Just like any other.

 

Will you be bringing any support crew to the race?

Yes my wonderful girlfriend Charlotte.

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