Hi my name is Mark Turner. I am a self confessed ultra-holic!
I have undertaken many endurance challenges over the years, with adventure racing, mountain marathons, triathlons, ultras and bike racing just a few examples. More recently I have focussed primarily on ultra marathons, with the occasional long triathlon thrown in for good measure.
My recent race highlights include The Spine Race (4th place), PTL, UTMB, OMM, Euforia, Ultra Trail South West (3rd place), Brutal Double Iron Distance Triathlon (2nd place), Lavaredo Ultra Trail, various Ironman races and of course, lets not forget our local Parkrun ????
For me it has always been about testing myself, to see what my body is capable of doing, or incapable of doing in some circumstances! The longer the better always rings true for me.
My life is balanced between helping my wife raise our two young children, the day job, training and the occasional race. In the past I have organised a number of triathlons and duathlons with my wife but when our first child entered our lives, any spare time quickly vanished and we had to put these to one side.
Through Darkside Running I hope to put the racing experience and knowledge that I have gained over the years to good use and arrange some fantastic events for others to enjoy.
We really look forward to meeting you at our events in the coming months and years and hope that you enjoy doing them as much as we will enjoy putting them on.