Veteran runner Duane Roberts hails from Lichfield in Staffordshire. Having run most of his life, it was only two years ago that he discovered ultra running and he hasn't looked back since.

"Over the last 12 months I have successfully completed four 100 mile races, as well as some shorter races in between. Finishing 2nd in the most recent race (Hope24). The next big challenge is The HIll Ultra in December, which is a 160 mile non-stop event.

Athlete Kit List

Ultra marathons place the toughest demands on trail running gear. Check out Duane's essentials below.