"Worse things happen at sea"
I'm Ben Rajan and I'm proud to say I'm an athlete for MTD Elite! I was lucky enough to join back in July 2017 after discovering trail running at Maverick Original Somerset in 2015. Outside of running (in all that spare time!) I work as an engineering manager testing cars. Alongside this I also enjoy camping, hiking, bouldering, cooking and having the odd beer or two to unwind.
Why is Trail running so great? Racing with MTD Elite has been a massive highpoint of the last few years and alongside the brilliant races we also manage to have a great laugh with some top people.
Instagram - @btnbajan
In the past couple of years I've raced in the Peak District, Snowdonia, the Lake District and twice in Chamonix; completing OCC in 2017 and TDS in 2018.
This year I’m taking a break from Chamonix and looking to get my first 100miler under my belt on the south Downs in June. From there onwards things will turn more mountainous leading up to Maverick Exmoor Ultra and finally Ultra Pirineu in Spain.
I barely run a meter without wearing a Ciele cap! They feel comfortable, look good and I just feel odd not wearing one these days! For something more required, I love the inov-8 X-Talons 212 for racing. They have so much grip but still manage to be comfortable; I even decided to skip my shoe change during the Lakeland Trail - Ultimate Trail 110km race as they were still feeling good. Managed to get to the end blister free!