King of the Night returns for The Wild Night Run
After a three year sejourn, our very first King of the Night, Michael Robinson will be returning to take his crown for the Wild Night Run.
Last year’s King Tom Allan has bowed out through injury and Michael has agreed to act as the target for the 200 plus runners aiming to end his reign.
Michael, who is a Tamar Trotter, has been running trail races for about 5 years & made the step up to ultras in 2014 when he ran ten ultras in 12 months.
Since entering a 24hr team event in 2012, he has enjoyed the thrill of night running, regularly heading to Haldon forest, Dartmoor and the the East Devon coastline.
When he’s not running around the moors, his usual training routes include the streets of Exeter & the Jurassic Coast, where he recently ran 57 miles on the coast path from Weymouth to Exmouth!
Last year he ran ‘The Plague’ 100km in Cornwall, which started at midnight & took him just 13 hrs.
He told the WNR organisers: “I’m currently training for the British 50km champs in Perth, Scotland in March, the Dartmoor Discovery and Race to the Stones 100km in July.”
Anyone who manages to beat the King or Queen of the Night will win a special prize. This year’s Queen is Bex Ezra, who makes a habit of winning WNR series races.
Postcript: Michael successfully finished first man on the night to defend his “King of the Night” crown.