Steve Speirs

Ultra Runner | Marathon Runner

Steve Speirs is a British marathon and ultra runner living in Virginia Beach on the east coast of the USA.

Speirs started running as a teenager in the early 80's, initially as a way of keeping fit for High School sports. In 1982 his rugby coach persuaded him to enter his first road race – the Barry Half Marathon in Wales. He finished in the top 30% and from that point on has been hooked.

Speirs enjoys racing all distances on both road and trail, but since 2009 has thrived on the challenge of ultra distance events. With personal bests of 15:26:25 and 136.5 miles in the 100 Mile and 24-Hour events respectively, Speirs is still keen to improve and has a dream goal of qualifying for the Great Britain 24-Hour team.

Western States 100
Cardiff Half Marathon
First Landing State Park
Cayman Islands Marathon
Virginia 24-Hour Run for Cancer

A small selection of photos from some of my favorite running events and locations - Western States 100, Cardiff Half Marathon, First Landing State Park, Cayman Islands Marathon, Virginia 24-Hour Run for Cancer.

43,023

Training Miles

536

Races

47

Marathons

43

Ultramarathons

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Upcoming Events

What's on the horizon...

  • North Coast 24

    9/16/17
  • Cayman Islands Marathon

    12/3/17
  • Seashore Nature Trail 50K

    12/16/17

Race Timeline

Progress through the years...

  • Seashore Nature Trail 50K

    3:48:10

    First 50K win.

  • Iron Horse 100

    15:52:30

    First 100 mile win.

  • 24 The Hard Way

    135.5 miles

    Successfully defended my 2014 win and set a new personal best along the way.

  • Strider Mile

    4:57.25

    A long time goal - first ever sub-five minute mile.

  • Western States 100

    22:54:33

    Lucky enough to take part in one of the most iconic endurance events in the world. Battled hard in the last 30 miles to secure a coveted silver finisher's buckle.

  • Rocky Raccoon 100

    15:26:25

    Finished 4th overall in a new personal best, earning a coveted automatic entry for the 2014 Western States 100.

  • Cardiff Half Marathon

    1:17:55

    Half Marathon PR.

  • Athletic Equation 24-HR ATR

    106.25 miles

    First 24-Hour event. No real idea what I was doing, but somehow came away with the win and a new course record.

  • Boston Marathon

    2:45:22

    Marathon PR.

  • Inverclyde Leisure 5K

    16:50

    Finally broke 17 minutes for a 5K.

  • Cayman Islands Marathon

    2:59:05

    First marathon win.

  • Virginia Beach 50K

    4:11:53

    First unofficial Ultra marathon - a local Fat Ass 50K.

  • Richmond Marathon

    2:59:36

    First sub-3 hour marathon.

  • Cardiff Marathon

    3:48:00

    First marathon. Probably too young at 16 years old and definitely way undertrained. Loved the experience though, and have been hooked ever since.

  • Barry 1/2 Marathon

    1:32:15

    First ever race. 375th position out of 1282 finishers.

Notable Performances

Highlights through the years...

  • South Downs Way 100

    2nd Place Overall

    16:37:32

  • Singletrack Maniac 50K

    1st Place Overall

    4:33:31

  • Seashore Nature Trail 50K

    1st Place Overall

    3:48:10

  • Cayman Islands Marathon

    1st Place Overall

    2:58:46

  • Javelina Jundred

    14th Place Overall/1st Place 50+

    19:24:17

  • Virginia 24-Hour Run/Walk for Cancer

    1st Place Overall

    135 miles/Course Record

  • Iron Horse 100

    1st Place Overall

    15:52:30

  • Seashore Nature Trail 50K

    4th Place Overall/1st Place Masters

    3:44:45

  • 24 The Hard Way

    1st Place Overall

    135.5 miles

  • Dawn to Dusk to Dawn 12-Hour Ultra

    1st Place Overall

    72.5 miles

  • Virginia 24-Hour Run/Walk for Cancer

    1st Place Overall

    133.25 miles/Course Record

  • Virginia Distance Races 50K

    1st Place Overall

    3:35:09/Age Group State Record

  • Seashore Nature Trail 50K

    2nd Place Overall/1st Place Masters

    3:42:27/RRCA 50K Masters State Champion

  • 24 The Hard Way

    1st Place Overall

    110 miles

  • Western States 100 Endurance Run

    Sub-24 Hour Finisher

    22:54:33

  • The North Face Endurance Challenge 50

    3rd Place Overall

    7:21:42

  • Virginia 24-Hour Run/Walk for Cancer

    1st Place Overall

    126 miles/Course Record

  • Rocky Raccoon 100

    4th Place Overall/1st Place Masters

    15:26:25

  • Seashore Nature Trail 50K

    2nd Place Overall/1st Place Masters

    3:39:03/RRCA 50K Masters State Champion

  • 24 The Hard Way

    1st Place Masters [USA 24 Hour Championships]

    128.87 miles

  • Virginia 24-Hour Run/Walk for Cancer

    2nd Place Overall

    112.5 miles/Course Record

  • Rocky Raccoon 100

    3rd Place Overall

    16:16:55

  • Athletic Equation 12-HR ATR

    1st Place Overall

    71.5 miles/Course Record

  • Athletic Equation 24-HR ATR

    1st Place Overall

    106.25 miles/Course Record

  • Gibbet 50

    1st Place Overall

    6:56:53

  • Cayman Islands Marathon

    1st Place Overall (2nd Place in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)

    2:52:18

  • Cayman Islands Marathon

    1st Place Overall

    2:59:05

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