You’ll find me in the mountains (at weekends).

How do? I’m Mike. I hail from Carlisle, Cumbria. I’m a self employed joiner in our family business making handmade kitchens. I live with Rosie my girlfriend, and Agnes our border terrier.

I began running with the intention of improving in 2012 , before then it was sporadic at best. Since, I have run a variety of races from 5 km to 50 miles with varying degrees or success (I deem success to not be finishing a cramping shuffling mess). Over the past couple of years I have started to run ultra marathons, and this July I shall be running my first 100 mile race, The Lakeland 100.

I’ve set up this blog to document my training, races and other things running and not running. Who knows. If you enjoy my posts you can also see me on Twitter @MikeHolliday86 and Instagram MikeHolliday86

If you like, you can start at the beginning.