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Toby Pogson

Run Lead
Toby is a UKA LiRF Run Leader and helps lead on our Tuesday night runs.
I was a hyper active child always bombing about on my bike or roaming over the fields. This hasn’t really changed much into adulthood!


I played hockey to a reasonable standard throughout my teenage years and into my late 20’s. Cycling and running was part of my S&C for this. I did run cross country at school and at Uni, I also did a few road races whilst at Uni.


I ran London Marathon in 2001 and suffered a disc injury in 2002 so pretty much did nothing for a year. I didn’t think I could run much so I rode bicycles on and off road for the next 15 years almost exclusively.


I started racing cyclocross in 2015 and this started me doing a little running again, and I emphasise a little running! If you could ride it ride it. As far as running went in training it was very, very minimal and it hurt a lot!


In 2017 I a dog came into my life and started to do a little trail running with her, however, in 2020 I rescued Lumi Hound from Greece and life changed forever! I wanted a trail hound to join me on trail rides, this proved to be a pipe dream for a number of reasons but prey drive and zero recall are the main ones.


I started to run with her and really started to enjoy it. Since 2021 I would describe myself as a runner rather than a cyclist. I just love trail and mountain running.


UKA LiRF (Leadership in Running Fitness) Run Leader – 2022

Safeguarding in Athletics – Level 2

DBS Certificate – Enhanced

First Aid Essentials in Sport and Active Leisure

Finest sporting moments

First XC for Chester Tri Club is my proudest sporting moment!! (2022 Liverpool Cross Challenge)

2022 Ladybower 50k Ultra with Lumi

2001 London Marathon

Castelli 24 hour Feltre 2015 riding for Castelli Strava team and 2016 riding for the Friends of Castelli team

Getting selected to play hockey for the West of England