Rob Pinnington

Runners Information

Your Name: Robert Pinnington

Occupation: Management Consultant

Home Town: Perry Barr, Birmingham

Twitter Account: @robpinnington


Runners Questions

What is your running background?

I started running in the mid 1990s. I entered the London Marathon in 1998, not stopped since.

When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?

2009, because I was slow at marathons

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


What are your personal key running achievements to date?

Finishing in 2015

What was your hardest race experience?

Not finishing the other four times

What events do you have planned for 2017 up to Spartathlon?

Wuppertal 100km in May, Stadtoldendorf 24 hour in June Letpzig 100km in August. A few marathons and races here an there.

What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?

Pace flat

What does a typical training week look like?

Not decided yet.

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

Dunno. It is not as hard as you think maybe.

Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I have a third nipple.

Spartathlon Questions

Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?

Yes, I have been every year since 2012

How did you get on?

One finish, four failures

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

I am not qualified to say.

What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?

The race.

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

The race.

How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?

Badly, given my results so far.

Will you be bringing any support crew to the race?


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