David Somerville


43yrs young.  Born in Glasgow now living in Edinburgh with my 3 girls.  Lucky to have worked in sport my whole life, now with sportscotland Institute of Sport.

Ultra History?

2016 Devil – went like a dream, 2017 Fling – more like a nightmare, 2018 – hoping to reverse the trend!

Why the WHW?

A life in the sport of judo, that included representing Scotland / Great Britain as both a player and coach at Olympic and Commonwealth levels, has seen me focus on delivering performance over a 4-5min period.  After putting on my running shoes to fit training around family life it wasn’t long before I started to wonder how much would transfer over between the two sports.  Guessing the WHW is going to be an interesting experiment!

Aim for the race?

To finish, full stop.