Edinburgh ultra runners Hugh McInnes and Joanne Thom at Tyninghame beach near North Berwick.

Last week I headed down to Tyninghame beach near North Berwick, c.30 miles outside of Edinburgh, to spend time with two ultra runners, Joanne Thom and Hugh McInnes, and get to know them better in advance of some projects we're planning on working on together.

Hugh is a physical training instructor and teaches spinning at Lifescycle, a spinning studio near Newhaven in Edinburgh. A veteran of many ultra distance races, he recently placed 8th in the 2014 Hoka Highland Fling race (a 56 mile ultra marathon from Milngavie near Glasgow to Tyndrum in the West Highlands of Scotland).

Joanne works as an assistant manager at Capital Fitness in Edinburgh. She's also a talented ultra runner and has won endurance events across Scotland from cross-country triathlons to ultra running. 

Look out for more photos of Hugh and Joanne in the coming months.