Andy, Chris, Glyn and Wayne have gone completely mad!

We’re all Fathers, Brothers & Sons who through simple but very effective peer pressure have been pushed down a road less well travelled toward Hawes and beyond in 2014!

We’re continuing our love of everything ultrarunning, learn more about us below:

We are:

Andy Holohan…. Well I’m a multi Lakeland 50 finisher in 2011 & 2012 and competed in only the second running of the Dragons Back in 2012 as part of the Trail Magazine Relay Team when i completed leg 4 through the Elan Valley. Ive also competed in many Lakeland Trails and numerous other Ultra Marathons, Trail events and 10K’s. Ive also completed a number of Adventure Races and the 2011 OMM.

A member of Harrogate Harriers & Athletics Club during 2012 was when my running became a bit more serious after my 1st Ultra proper in 2011. Not much more inspires you than someone telling you you cant! I entered the Lakeland 50 in Sept 2010 whilst recovering from a hernia operation after never running further than 20 lazy miles one Sunday afternoon on the Harrogate Ringway!

As a Dad to Isabelle (and Dibble the mad Spaniel) boyfriend to Sarah life’s good and only adds to the enjoyment of running in the great outdoors with some great friends!

My mantra: enjoy not endure

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Chris Chadwick…. Chris is also a two-time finisher of the Lakeland 50 slashing over 4hrs off his time in 2012 from his 2011 outing. He’s also completed the Woldsman LDWA 50 mile event, numerous other Trail and Ultra Marathons. An active member of the White City (Hull) Road Running Club taking part in the club championships, Hell On The Humber and completed the London Marathon in 2012.

Married to Karen with Dan & Lauren keeping him on his toes Chris started running after major leg surgery to regain his health. Deciding to enter the Lakeland 50 after seeing it in a magazine. iPhones, wifi and whims have a lot to answer for!!

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Glyn Rose…. Glyn started running about 9yrs ago after realising there was more to life than beer, cigarettes and hangovers.  What started out as a few runs around the block, has led him to completing the New York marathon, London marathon and more locally the Windermere marathon.  

These events coupled with various other road and trial events got him to his first Lakeland 50 with Wayne. Hooked, he is now returning for a third year. The LL50 has open doors to other ultra events, completing the epic The Spine Challenge in 2013, and has forged new friendships to take along the way. Glyns 44 yrs young, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire but moved to the Lake District some 13yrs ago and has never looked back.

He lives with his partner Kerry and their two gorgeous boys Ben 5 and Will who, at the time of writing this is only 10wks old. Family life comes first and foremost, but is fortunate enough to have to very understanding partner who lets him disappear for hrs on end at the weekends for those all important “long runs” in his very own playground called the Lake District national park.

Glyn says “He runs because it keeps me sane in a very hectic world. After a few miles, thing, generally don’t look so bad after all”

“Without having a goal it’s difficult to score”

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Wayne Singleton…. gave up smoking after struggling to walk upstairs in late twenties.  Started running, and the madness took over.  London marathon twice, New York once, Windermere marathon once, then moved off road after moaning about injury (since then had no issues).

Completed Lakeland 50 in 2011 as part of training plan for Marathon des Sables which he completed in 2012 after using the race navigation strategy of ‘follow people in front’ and use a massive green laser when it gets dark.

Entered the L50 as Glyn seemed to think it was a good idea.  Entered MdS as Jack Osbourne did it.  Entered the Spine Challenger cos Chadwick said he was going to do it.  Now its onto the Dragons back in 2015!

Easily led….  Father to two kids, Reece – 6 and Eleanor 9 weeks (at time of writing).  Pack leader to Jake the Wonder Hound and new addition Jess (both lurchers).  Partner (boyfriend doesnt sound right) to the long suffering, and far better ultra-runner, Liz

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