About

Agilist by nature, running and cycling long distances and raising a family in Lancashire

Contact me

@alexbuckland on twitter

Who I am

I’m Alex, 30 years old and living on the lumpy frothy edge of the west Pennine Moors in Darwen, Lancashire. I’ve been a few other things in the past, like a dry stone wall labourer, bartender, sound engineer and web developer. Right now I’m a father, husband, Product Owner, listener of many musics, apple fanboy, maker of flapjacks, and a foodie. One day I would quite like to add Antarctic Explorer to that list, but I’m not there yet.

What I do

In my job I’m lucky enough to practice SAfE methodology and agile principles with an amazing team who deliver stunning software that helps people live longer healthier lives. Running and cycling long distances in extreme weather is what I like to train for and do when I’m not at work. Here is what I have planned next:

Race Palmares

Pos/Entries Time Event Name Distance Vertical Date Notes
24/69 52hr:37 Montane Spine Challenger 108mi 4998m 2016-01-09 1st 100 Miler
94/370 17:24 Fellsman 61mi 3352m 2015-04-18  
106/325 5:45 Haworth Hobble 32mi 1340m 2015-03-14  
55/95 14:33 Dusk Til Dawn 50mi 2841m 2013-10-31  
30/62 7:53 Gritstone Grind 34mi 1751m 2013-09-08  
7/33 12:17 Dusk Til Dawn 50mi 2841m 2013-05-18 1st Ultra
114/188 1:24 Caldervale 10 10mi 278m 2013-03-29  
160/215 1:57 Garstang Half Marathon 12.7mi 241m 2012-09-16 1st Run Race
1st Team/8 Teams   Darwen Pedal Car GP 5.5mi 86m 2012-08-27  
38th/193   Maratonul Fagetului 30km 900m 2012-04-29 1st SS 17th in Group

TODO: I still need to add rows to this table for

  • 3 Towers Ultra 2016
  • Hell of a Hill Marathon (Day 5) 2016
  • Hardmoors Osmortherly Marathon 2013
  • Rivington Trail Marathon 2013

Other Events

  • Coast to Coast on Single Speed bike (no gears)
  • John o’ Groats to Lands End on a Single Speed in 12 days
  • Ascent of Trans-Alpina (Romania) on Single Speed
  • Double ascent of Transfagarasan (Romania) on Single Speed