Your Name: Robert Pinnington
Occupation: Management Consultant
Home Town: Perry Barr, Birmingham
Twitter Account: @robpinnington
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?
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.
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?
What are you not looking forward to during the Spartathlon 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?