Nev The Ultrarunner
In the Summer of 2018 Nev got the running bug in a big way and set himself the crazy challenge to run a 100km ultramarathon non-stop to raise money for the Royal Berks Charity.
“It was time to get fit, but my training was hampered ironically by a niggling left knee injury that wouldn’t settle. After 4 months of attempted non operative treatments, I went under the knife on New Year’s Eve 2018. Richard Dodds, my senior colleague at RBH performed a keyhole arthroscopy and trimmed back a tear of flipped meniscal cartilage. The operation was a real success, (phew!) and within a week I was back operating on my own patients. Within 2 weeks I had my trainers back on and the hard work started building up to the Race to the Stones 100km Ultramarathon in the Summer.”
Nev has written a series of entertaining blogs as his training plan progressed through the year leading up to the race.
“Since that experience I have continued to train regularly, get increasingly fitter and healthier and entered some future races. This training has had a massive positive impact on my physical and mental health, as well my organisational skills, balancing a successful surgical practice, and my family life with 3 sporty boys under 13 years old.”
Follow Nev’s training plan with Strava (click here)
He is currently coached by John Melbourne (highly regarded Ultrarunner)