Calder Valley’s Ian Symington capped another outstanding year of ultra-distance running by winning the coveted ‘Run Further’ championship, run over a series of twelve races. Ultra running is classed as anything above the standard 26.2mile standard marathon distance with races typically between 30-50 miles. Ian, Blackshawhead’s don of distance, excels once the going gets gruelling. Consistent top five finishes plus a super win at the Long Tour of Bradwell, saw him seal the crown to take his rightful place among the very best of the British ultra-running scene. Even better, Calder Valley scooped the overall men’s team prize with Ian being joined by team mates John Minta and Kevin Hoult, themselves both teak-tough distance men.