"Running can help on so many levels, not only with fitness, but is also brilliant at helping dealing with stresses of modern day life."
Marcus is one of the most high profile and recognisable ultra-trail runners in the U.K. He has been running for over 25 years and only entered into the world of ultra distance running in 2008. His meteoric rise has seen him represent England five times at 100km, once at 50km, representing Great Britain at the 2015 and 2010 100km Championships and the European 100km Championship in 2010 as well as winning a number of high profile trail races in the U.K. and Internationally. Marcus comes from an orienteering background winning the Avons Schools Orienteering League aged 16 and competing in his first 2 day Mountain Marathon the KIMM back in 1994 with a fractured jaw! After winning and setting a new course record on his first 100mile race in the Montane Spine Challenger in 2014 Marcus is now looking to step up to longer races as well as regular road, trail and fell races. Marcus is also a Sports Therapist and Endurance Coach and takes great pride in his client's race achievements, even when they are competing against him. He also works with the team at Nav4 (supported by Montane) providing mountain marathon/trail running and navigation training courses.
MARCUS SCOTNEY | SUCCESS & FAILURE
Marcus is a very accomplished and successful ultramarathon runner. Since taking up ultra marathons in 2008 he has run for GB 3 times, setting course records at races such as the Montane Spine Challenger along the way.
He has experienced success at numerous international races across the globe and is a well-established name amongst the ultra-endurance fraternity. However, for the longest time, Marcus has had a complicated relationship with running. Suffering from depression for a number of years, running has been both his salvation and source of great distress, not helped by increasing pressures to perform. However, it has also given him opportunities to learn more about himself; what drives him, makes him tick, and bring him joy.
In Marcus' Performance Edge, he talks about how his relationship with running has matured, allowing it to become what it always should be; the best medicine.
1st, Montane Ultra Trail26 Grizedale
1st, New Balance Ultra Tour of Peak District
7th, World 50km Championships
4th, British 100km Championship
1st, Keswick Trail Half Marathon
3rd, Gloucester 50km
4th, Loch Ness Marathon
1st Ultimate Trails Ultra 100
1st Lakeland Trails Marathon
1st Brathay Windermere Marathon
2nd Kendal 10k
1st Iznik Ultra and new course record - Turkey
1st Montane Spine Challenger and new course record
1st Canalathon 50km and course record
1st Intro Ultra Peak District and new course record
1st High Peak 40
2nd Montane Lakeland 50 & British Ultra Trail Championships
17th IAU 100km World Championships (Netherlands) representing Team GB, 6:56.12 (New PB)
3rd UK 100km Championships reprensting, 7:06:32