Calder Valley iron man Symington outstays the opposition to carry off major title

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Calder Valley Fell Runners’ Ian Symington capped another outstanding year of ultra-distance running by winning the coveted ‘Run Further’ championship over a series of 12 races.

Ultra running is classed as anything above the standard 26.2mile standard marathon distance with races typically between 30 and 50 miles.

Ian, Blackshawhead’s don of distance and a Scottish international, 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.

That enabled him 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.