Race Director

As a dedicated marathon and ultra-runner I have been organising events now since 2012 when Hermes Running was established. My mission statement is to offer you the runner the most fulfilling and enjoyable running experience by ensuring that my trail races are scenic and well managed throughout so that you will be inspired by your race day experience. I have a series of trail races in various stunning locations situated within Surrey and Kent. These include the Thames Meander (Kingston-upon-Thames) Surrey, Magna Carta (Runnymede) Surrey, North Downs Way (Reigate) Surrey and the Bewl Water (Lamberhurst) Kent.

David Ross
David RossRace Director
I ran my first marathon in 1999 in South Africa called the Umgeni Water marathon and really enjoyed the challenge it presented. Since then I have notched up 423 marathons (including ultra’s) worldwide in the 18 years that I have been running. My current goal is to complete a marathon in every EEA member state, I’ve currently completed 24 of the 28 member states.

Dave Ross – Running Achievements 

  • Bedford Autodrome Marathon UK 135th 3.41hrs October 2020
  • Malta Marathon 302nd 3.50hrs March 2020
  • Tunnel Hill 100 miler USA 105th 23.34hrs, November 2019
  • Reykavik Marathon Iceland 63rd 3.18hrs, August 2019
  • UTMB CCC 101km Chamonix, France 1386th, August 2018
  • Rennsteiglauf 73.9km Ultra Germany 328th, May 2018 
  • Autumn 100 mile UK 33rd 21.27hrs, October 2017 
  • Headlands 100 mile USA 12th 23.41hrs, September 2017
  • West Highland Way Scotland 95 miles 37th 22.37hrs, June 2017
  • Eco Trail de Paris 80km ultra France 7.12hrs, March 2017
  • Tahoe Rim Trail 100 mile USA 114th 32.57hrs, July 2016
  • Endurance Life Suffolk ultra UK 1st 4.50hrs, October 2016
  • Badwater Ultra USA (Death Valley) 135 miles, 28th in 36:18hrs (only UK finisher) July 2015
  • Berlin 100 mile, 7th in 16:59hrs (1st UK finisher) August 2015
  • Stagecoach USA (Arizona) 100 mile, 3rd in 20:55hrs, September 2015
  • Seville Marathon (Spain) PB 2:49hrs, February 2015
  • Centurion Grand Slam Winner 100 mile (4 x100 miles) aggregated CR of 70:03hrs, October 2014
  • Comrades Marathon, Green Number for (10 Comrades) PB of 7:04hrs, June 2014
  • South Downs Way PB for 100 miles, 3rd in 15:58hrs, June 2014
  • Guinness World Record (London Marathon) 3:25hrs in a full 4mm wetsuit, April 2013
  • Western States 100 mile (Silver Buckle Sub 24hrs) in 22:38hrs, June 2013

World Mega Marathon Ranking (WMR 300 + marathons) 

  • WMR currently 319th on the (461 marathons / ultras). 
  • 133 ultra marathons.
  • 158 trail marathons. 
  • 170 road marathons. 
  • 32 marathon / ultra (career wins) PB Seville Marathon 2.49hrs (2015)
  • 15 Comrades (5 Silvers) PB Comrades 7.04hrs Green Number (2014)  
  • 25 x100 mile finishes, PB South Downs Way 100 15.58hrs, Centurion Grand Slam Winner (2014) 
  • 1 x95 mile finish (West Highland Way 2017). 
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