Scoop no2- Manx Fell Runners as organisers of The Isle of Man Mountain Ultra would like to welcome Irish Ultra Runner John O'Regan to this years event, John is a highly respected runner within the ultra running community, John is a widely experienced ultra runner having participated in the North Pole Marathon and Antarctic Ice Marathon, the Celtic 100k, the Everest Marathon, the Marathon des Sable...s, the Inca Trail Marathon (co-1st) and the Yukon Arctic Ultra of 100 miles (1st). For added variety, John has raced up the steps of the Empire State Building in New York. In 2010, John competed in the World 24-Hour Championships having qualified when running a distance of 220.021km, or 136.7 miles, at Tooting Bec, London in October 2009. He was also part of the Irish team at the 2010 World 100km Championships and succesfully completed the Spartathlon in Greece. He subsequently represented Ireland at the 2011 Anglo Celtic Plate, World Trail Championships and World 100km Chmpionships. He was also the Irish 24-Hour running champion in both 2011 and 2012 and part of the Irish team that finished 6th at the 100km World Championships in April 2012. We welcome him to the fells of the Isle of Man in 2013.