My name is Sam but before I started running, people used to call me Hurley.

In the autumn of 2003 I started University, didn’t particularly enjoy myself, drank too much wine, ate too much crap, grew my hair, grew a beard and my waistline grew too. I looked like I was modelling myself on the fat, hairy dude from Lost.


Of all the cast from Lost, Hurley wasn’t the one I wanted to look like. So I started running.

The distance between lampposts at first. Then between groynes at the beach, then between piers.

I began to run around around parks, I finished a half marathon, struggled round the London Marathon then thought what was next. So I entered an ultramarathon!

I don’t go particulary fast but I can stagger on…



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