25–26 Jan 2025 245 days to go! #RunShow

Harj Dehal

I started running back in 2013 when I trained for my first Spartan Race, since then I was hooked. I slowly worked up to each distance mile by mile during training. Months later, one day I went out for a 5 mile run after work and ended up running 13.9 miles. I trained hard to improve this distance and am happy with what I have achieved to date and work hard to develop myself even more going forward.
I have competed in over 30 races/marathons in the UK and abroad with many more to come. I have gone from from 5k runs to Ultras. Running not only gives me something to look forward to but also brings harmony to the soul.

I help train newbie runners by not preaching what I have achieved but showing them what they can achieve and what they are capable of. Its important to me to help develop anyone who want to start running as through running you better yourself in all aspects of life.

I am an ambassador for Spartan Race and this year alone I have encourage 652 new participants to take on the course and over 2000 in the past 3 years. One of my plans for next year is your work with the Junior race lead to inspire and encourage the next generation of amazing runners.

Running isn’t easy for anyone. In the most challenging times your able find your true strengths and your able to test your physical and mental limits. Instead of quitting you push past your comfort zone . You not only you become a better runner but you become a better person in the process.

Running has allowed me to seek crazy fellow runners who love crazy dreams just as must as I do.

I hope to encourage runners….new and experienced to the National Running Show 2019.