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About Me

My Running Background

 

Prior to 2011 I had done some running but not regularly and after a hiatus, I wanted to get back into itagain. I was overweight and wanted to see what I could achieve. I didn't want to regret not having tried. I started out in 2011 with a 10K and by the end of the year had completed 4 marathons, winning one of them. The following year I did my first Ultra of 55 miles coming 2nd and found that the longer distances suited me best and gave me the most enjoyment. Later that year I won my first Ultra and sought races in locations that inspire me, usually in the hills and mountains. I've now competed in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, the US, Canada, as well as all over the UK.

 

Even though I prefer trail and off-road running I still get a great buzz out of speeding along the roads as opposed to the slower pace of my usual races. My endurance supports me well in road races and I have a half marathon PB of sub 1.26. I felt that one day I might be able to do a 1.30 half marathon but didn't realise I was capable of much quicker. It's a real blessing to be such a versatile runner who is able to do any distance or terrain, be fast on the flat and be strong on the hills.

 

My motivations for running have changed greatly over the years from wanting to be healthier and doing an occasional race whereas now I want to run really long distances and be the best runner I can. It means a lot to me that I know I gave it my all, I was smart in my race preparations and race day strategy, that I enjoyed and learned from the experience. It doesn't matter where I finish in a race as long as I feel I ran my best on the day.

 

Long term my aspirations are that I continue to develop further as a runner, there is always more to learn, and that I continue to have the freedom and good health to keep doing what I love.

Charmaine Horsfall - Head Coach

 

Qualifications:

UK Athletics Coach, Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF)

UK Athletics Fell & Mountain Running Coach

UESCA Certified Ultrarunning Coach, United Endurance Sport Coaching Academy

TrainingPeaks Level 1 Coach

Outdoor 1st Aid Emergency Incident Management

CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction, accredited by YMCA

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My Upcoming Races

TBC

Event Website

Friday 26th August 2024 - 100 Miles

Lakeland

Races
Running Stats

Some Of My Running Statistics

29

21

RACES OF 50 KMs OR FURTHER COMPLETED

MARATHONS COMPLETED

Race History & Successes

Ultra

50km or longer

  • Western States 100 23.40 (2023)

  • UTMB CCC - Courmayeur Champex Chamonix 101KM (2019), 17.28 PB (2018), (2016), (2015)

  • Lakeland 100 32.52 (2022)

  • Mozart 100KM 13.40 (2018) 4th F

  • Hardwolds 80M 16.28 (2019) 1st F

  • South Downs Way 50M 7.27 (2019) 3rd F

  • Highland Fling 53M 8.51 (2016)

  • Hardmoors 55M 8.39 (2015) 1st F CR, 8.59 (2014) 1st F, 10.35 (2012) 2nd F

  • Lakeland 50M 9.04 (2016) 2nd F

  • Sean O’Brien 100KM 11.37 (2017) 6th F

  • Transvulcania 74KM 12.45 (2013)

  • Thames Trot 48M 7.34 (2016) 2nd F

  • Endurance Life Northumberland Ultra 36M 5.24 (2020) 1st F

  • Endurance Life Classic Quarter Cornwall 44M 8.04 (2016) 4th F

  • Jersey Round the Rock 48M 7.38 (2013) 1st F

  • Hardmoors 30M 4.33 (2017) 2nd F, 4.30 (2014) 2nd F

  • Ultra Brecon 40M 8.08 (2015) 1st F

  • Princess 30M 4.51 (2014) 1st F

  • WhiteRose 30M 4.34 (2014) 2nd F

  • Limestone Way 43M 7.34 (2019) 1st F

  • A Bridge Too Far 37M 5.50 (2019) 2nd F

  • Osmotherley Phoenix 33M 5.57 (2013) 1st F

Trail Races

Trails/XC races up to Marathon distance

  • UTMB Snowdonia Eryri 25km 2.44 (2023) 3rd F

  • Five Trigs 2.47 (2023) 1st F CR

  • Ten Reservoirs Marathon 4.33 (2023) 1st F CR

  • Grasmere Gallop Marathon 4.46 (2023) 3rd F

  • North Leeds 23 1.57 (2022) 1st F CR

  • Skipton Half Marathon 1.54 (2022) 1st F

  • Kettlewell Half Marathon 2.07 (2023) 1st F, 2.14 (2022) 3rd F

  • Durham 10 1.19 (2022) 1st F CR

  • Burnsall Half Marathon 1.51 (2022) 2nd F

  • Calderdale Way Marathon 4.27 (2019) 1st Overall

  • Scafell Pike Marathon 5.24 (2018) 1st F, 4.56 (2015) 1st F

  • Dark Peaks Trail Marathon 4.09 (2018) 1st F CR

  • Endurance Life Northumberland Marathon 3.39 (2016) 1st F CR

  • Calderdale Hike 5.03 (2016) 1st F

  • Holly Hustle 22Km 1.46 (2016) 1st F

  • Hardmoors Osmotherley 26.2 (2015) 2nd F, 4.14 (2014) 1st F

  • Hardmoors Wainstones 26.2 4.12 (2014) 1st F, 4.54 (2013) 1st F

  • Hardmoors Goathland 26.2 4.13 (2014) 1st F

  • Hardmoors Rosedale 26.2 3.59 (2013) 1st F

  • Howgills Trail Marathon 4.15 (2015) 3rd F

  • Settle Saunter Half Marathon 2.05 (2021) 2nd F

  • Comfortably Numb Whistler 2.37 (2017) 5th F

  • Five Peaks Vancouver Golden Ears 1.17 (2017) 2nd F

  • Harewood 10KM 42.43 (2016) 3rd F

  • Harewood 10M 70.04 (2015) 2nd F

  • Temple Newsam 10M 71.48 (2016) 1st F

  • Rush Around the Rhubarb 24.30 (2016) 3rd F

  • Pain Barrier 10K 1.03 (2015) 1st F

Road Races

Various distances

  • Brass Monkey Half Marathon (2019), 1.25.49 PB (2017), (2015), (2014), (2012)

  • Holmfirth 15 miles 1.43.30 (2016) 2nd F

  • Madeira Tour of the City Funchal 3.6Km 23.26 (2019) 10th F

  • Brighouse Resolution 10K 40.28 PB (2020) 2nd F

  • Bradford 10K (2014), (2011)

  • Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon (2014) 2nd F

  • Vale of York Half Marathon (2014)

  • Leeds Half Marathon (2011)

Fell Races

Lakes, Peak District, Calderdale

  • Yorkshireman Marathon 4.01 (2014) 1st F, 4.06 (2011) 1st F

  • Holme Moss 3.21 (2018) 2nd F

  • Three Peaks 4.15 (2018), 4.11 (2015)

  • Borrowdale 4.26 (2015)

  • Kentmere Horseshoe 2.03 (2015) 3rd F

  • Fairfield Horseshoe 1.55 (2015)

  • Ilkley Trail Race 50.42 (2015)

  • Howgill Series Sedbergh Hills 3.07 (2015)

  • Wadsworth Trog 3.29 (2020)

  • Windy Hill 1.15 (2020) 2nd F

  • Giant's Tooth 22.19 (2020) 3rd F

Multi-Day Races

Stage Events Over 2 Or More Days

  • Peak District South and North 2-day 10.28 (2022) 1st F CR

  • Atlantic Coast Challenge 3-day (2011)

  • Berghaus Trail Chase 2-day (2015) 1st F, (2014)

Race History
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