TDS No. 3

John does it again. In what is a truly international event John Telfer has completed one of the UTMB events, The TDS starting in Courmayeur and finishing in Chamonix and linking the Aoasta valley to the Savoie. At 145km and 9738m of ascent this is a serious undertaking. John completed in 33h 23m 24s 275th overall and 2nd in Class. This is the 3rd completion of the TDS for John and an incredible achievement in this prestigious event.” – Paul Appleby

Great Lakes fell race report

Great Lakes fell race  –  Rob Salter:

Rob Salter at the Great Lakes fell race. photo: Stephen Wilson “Grand Day Out Photography”

I can’t remember writing a race report before, but this time felt right for various reasons not least because I was the only NFR entry and because as many know I suffered from a long-term fatigue related illness for a good few years under the umbrella of CFS/ME which proved very challenging to recover from. Thankfully I’ve found some consistency again and I’m enjoying my running and the socialising it affords at races, meeting new people and seeing old faces. However, to enter a long lakes race for the first time in years felt like a real challenge especially as I’m still feeling my way with fitness and training volume. Continue reading

Ultra Tour Du Beaufortain

Well done to John Telfer. From Paul Appleby:

“Podium finish for one of NFR’s finest.

NFR’s secretary John Telfer has this weekend completed the Ultra Tour Du Beaufortain, a 114km / 7200m mountain ultra event in an area between Mt. Blanc and the Vanoise massiffs.

John completed the course in 26h 14m 30s in bisteringly hot conditions with an approximately 60% drop out rate due to the conditions and ended up with a podium P2 finish in his age group.

This is an incredible achievement for someone who just gets better with age and a well earned reward for his dedication and hard work.”