Your Name: Jason McCardle
Occupation: Taxi driver/ Event organiser
Home Town: Worthing
What is your running background?
Gave up smoking and drinking 10 years ago and took up running, did the London marathon in 2010 and signed up for a 30 miler a month later,
When did you first start running Ultra marathons and why?
First proper ultra was Thames trot in 2011 to see if I could manage it.
When or where (at which events) are we most likely to see you?
Trail marathons in the South east or at any off our events.
What are your personal key running achievements to date?
Personal achievement is doing 100 miles in 19.12 at tooting Bec 24 hour race.
What was your hardest race experience?
Finishing caesars camp 100 in 2012, I remember falling into a brook in the middle of the night and just lying there soaked thinking why do we do this but I got up and finished.
What events do you have planned for 2015 up to Spartathlon?
Brighton marathon April
Enigma back to front marathons June
British Ultra fest Aug ( not booked yet will probably just do 6 hr event )
What is your typical race strategy for an ultra?
Make it up as I go along
What does a typical training week look like?
3 runs in the week including a club track session and long run at weekend with a bit of weights thrown in.
What one tip would you pass onto people running an Ultra marathon for the first time?
Smile, look up every now and then and when your at the start line with all these Uber looking athletes with all the gear, don’t worry there just as nervous as you but experience lets them hide it better
Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
I once nearly ran off Beachy head cliffs while reading a map !!
Have you taken part in the Spartathlon before?
What are you looking forward to at the Spartathlon race?
The finish and the camaraderie on the way there.
What are you not looking forward to during the Spartathlon race?
Heat and Greek road traffic
How will you prepare specifically for the Spartathlon race?
Have made a tyre sled and going to to get in the sauna
Will you be bringing any support crew to the race?
Still in Talks !! will let you know ASAP