Your Name: Peter Goldring
Occupation: Media Sales Manager
Twitter Account: @petergoldring1
What is your running background?
I have run many marathons and a few Ultra Marathons including 4 x 100’s – Umstead, Vermont, SDW100 and more recently Rocky Racoon with a time of 17 hours and 51 mins.
When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?
I ran my first Ultra (Country to Capital 45 miler) back in 2010. I ran this race as my friend James Elson who got me into marathons and suggested it as a first Ultra (It rained all day).
When or where (at which events) are we most likely to see you?
I am running the London Marathon next and then maybe a couple of others over the summer.
What are your personal key running achievements to date?
I think my time at Rocky Racoon 100 of 17 hours and 51 mins is my biggest achievement to date.
What was your hardest race experience?
I would say my hardest was the SDW100, I hadn’t done much training and was ready to pack it in at around 40 miles. I spoke to a friend at one of the Aid stations and he persuaded me to go onto the next one and ended up finishing in 21 hours and 33 mins.
What events do you have planned for 2015 up to Spartathlon?
London Marathon is the main one then may try some smaller marathons or a fifty miler. I ran Rocky Racoon in January so I won’t be doing any other 100s between now and the Spartathlon.
What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?
Start of slow and save some for the end.
What does a typical training week look like?
Currently 50-60 miles a week with long runs on the weekend. Looking to up that in the run up to Spartathlon.
What one tip would you pass onto people running an Ultra marathon for the first time?
Don’t go off too fast and eat/drink often but little.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
I once played a golf with Nick Faldo – one hole!
Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?
What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?
The whole camaraderie of the race.
What are you not looking forward to during the Spartathlon race?
The heat and distance! Ha!
How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?
Run as many miles as I can and sit in a Sauna….
Will you be bringing any support crew to the race?