Competitor Blogs

Here are some blogs to help you gain an insight into the Ring O' Fire and what its runners went through.


Will Lloyd - Ring O' Fire 2016

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An honest account of the younger runner sparring with the more senior, wiser and more experienced runners setting out the challenge of race leading and navigating. Will, guided by a solid support crew, not only survived at the front of the pack over all three days, but pulled off a tough, challenging and well deserved WIN of the 2016 Ring O' Fire 135 Mile Coastal Ultra Marathon.

Read more at WillPower4Health

Andrew Williams - Ring O' Fire 2016

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A great write up from Andrew Williams who finished in 3rd place in RoF 2016. "The sounds of people cheering and Johnny Cash singing was the most incredible thing I've ever heard. I had finally done it. I had finally buried a 12 month demon. I had conquered The Ring of Fire."

Read more at The Ultra Running Prop

Nick Wishart - Ring O' Fire 2015

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Motivation is everything. When you want something this much, then you surely will prevail. Well, after 3 days spent running 135 miles, I have proven to myself beyond doubt if there ever were any, that the mind rules the body and your legs will go where you direct them. This could be a long race report and so I feel that I need to set the context.

Read more at Spartan Blog

Alan Pepper - Ring O' Fire 2014

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Sunshine at last! But I was heading for Anglesey and having visited the place many time before knew exactly what the weather could deliver. I'd been looking for something to aim for after MdS and the 'Ring O Fire' Ultra seemed to be shouting out to me. A multi-day race with 135 miles of distance to cover, what could possibly go wrong? It seemed perfect...

Read more at There and Back

Garry Vernon - Ring O' Fire 2014

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I plead guilty to underestimating this one. Having completed the Hardmoors 110 and the Lakeland 100 this year 135 miles over 3 days (3 whole days) seemed do-able. First mistake for me was the timing of it just 5 weeks after a very gruelling Lakeland 100, my feet had suffered and had not recovered (more later). Nor, it would turn out, had the body...

Read more at Extreme Shuffling

Mike Gibson - Ring O' Fire 2014

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3 Day Ultra Marathon - covering 135 Miles around Anglesey - Mike Gibson doing the running and Chris Gibson doing the filming :) and providing encouragement to this brother !!!!

Watch at YouTube

Rick Ashton - Winner - Ring O' Fire 2013

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The race is done over 3 days and in total there is 13,695 feet of ascent. After having a strong race at the Montane Lakeland 50 I was hoping to go one better at the RoF and win the race. It had taken over my mind, in the weeks running up to the race, all I could picture was running into the finish line on the final day to win the race and I couldn't get the thought out of my head.

Read more at Ice, Snow, Fear, Peaks and Ultramarathons

Arry Beresford-Webb - Ring O' Fire 2013

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It's two weeks since an epic and brutal Ultramarathon was held on a beautiful Isle! Unfortunately for me, it didn't have the outcome I'd hoped for, but I'm going to tell you all about it from a clumsy dragon's perspective!

Read more at Dragon Run 1027

Anna Buckingham - Ring O' Fire 2013

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Another weekend, another adventure in the hills. This time in the form of a multi stage ultra marathon, called "The Ring O' Fire" - the name stands out for itself! I was lucky enough to get a late entry to this event 3 weeks before the event.

Read more at Anna B's Race Reports

Tom Payn - Winner - Ring O' Fire 2012

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I have now recovered enough to give a little description of the toughest and some of the best running of my life in my first ultra-marathon, the Ring O' Fire.

Read more: Time to run and run and run and run
Read more: 11 hours of constant running
Read more: The best running of my life

Stuart Mills - Ring O' Fire 2012

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At the start of the year, I came across this new event to the UK race calendar named the Ring O Fire. Being a three day ultra trail race consisting of daily milages of 32, 64 and 35 miles, the race had a strong appeal for two reasons...

Read more at UltraStu

Stuart Mills - Ring O' Fire 2012

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The race started in Holyhead and the first day was to Amlwch were we would stay overnight on the town hall floor our bags being transferred there by the organisers . The first day was a part of the island I was familiar with and I new it would be a fairly tough one with one water crossing getting feet wet very early.

Read more at Richard's Blog

Mark Johnston - Ring O' Fire 2012

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Its a few days since I completed the race. Physically and mentally I've not been up to recording my thoughts or feelings any sooner. As you'd expect everyone is asking me how it went and to be frank, I'm still not that sure...

Read more: Ring O' Fire 131 miles
Read more: 131 The Aftermath

Holly and Rachel - Ring O' Fire 2012

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This blog post is being written from the inflatable bed where I have taken up residence since attempting the "epic foot race" that is the Ring of Fire. As I write Rachel is shuffling about trying not to stay still long enough to seize up, but we'll have more of that later... let's start at the beginning...

Read more at Holly and Rachel's Blog

Jenn Gaskell - Ring O' Fire 2012

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I'm like a kid in a sweet shop when it comes to racing; I want to bag them all! I already had perfectly good plans for the weekend but when I saw a last-minute place going on the Ring O' Fire, I was right there!

Read more at Jenn's Ultra Adventures


What do people say about us?



"Trearddur bay football club would like to thank the ring of fire for there donation for the club / the air ambulance Coastal 125 miles sponsorship walk . All the best to all the ring of fire runners on Friday 13.00 starts at the coastal park Holyhead, 125 miles...... Brutal"
Past Ring O' Fire finisher