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James Elson

As a runner himself, James has been competing in ultras since 2005 and has been fortunate enough to race many of the better know races across the world as well as at home in the UK. He has been fortunate to have twice represented Team GB in the 24hr format. He loves racing on any surface over any distance from Track 24hrs, to Barkley, to Badwater, to Western States and the Bob Graham Round – it’s all good!

In 2010, he started Centurion Running to give runners the opportunity to experience running 50 / 100 miles supported, on some of the UK’s most scenic trails. Since then he has directed 60 ultras including 35 x 100 milers.

He is a UKA qualified coach and works with athletes from novice through to international standard. And co-hosts the greatest podcast on the internet, the British Ultrarunning Podcast.

He is supported by Petzl and La Sportiva.