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Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner

News Director

Jonathan Turner is News Director for both TRI247 and RUN247, and is accustomed to big-name interviews, breaking news stories and providing unrivalled coverage for endurance sports.  

His first role after graduating was delivering the horse racing service on the BBC’s Ceefax service and he soon went on to become one of the three founding editors of Sporting Life.  

Horse racing was the focus initially, but it soon became – and still is – one of Europe’s biggest general sports websites.  

With a close interest in cycling, Jonathan was approached towards the end of 2009 to create and run the official website and social media channels for Team Sky.  

Team Sky – now the INEOS Grenadiers – were a newly-formed professional road racing team whose stated aim was to win the Tour de France, the sport’s biggest race, within five years and with a British rider.  

That was achieved in less than three years when Bradley Wiggins triumphed in Paris in 2012 and soon after he won the men’s time trial gold medal at the London Olympics.  

As well as Wiggins, Turner worked closely with some of the biggest names in cycling including Mark Cavendish and Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Sky’s general manager.  

Turner shaped both the digital and fan engagement strategy as Team Sky became the most popular cycling team in the world.  

The website Jonathan launched received much critical acclaim, including becoming the first cycling site ever to be shortlisted for the prestigious Sports Industry Awards, up against the likes of Guardian Sport that year.  

Using the ‘inspiration to participation’ message he also helped BSkyB deliver on their commercial, brand and CSR objectives for cycling as over a million Britons were encouraged to get back on their bikes and cycle regularly again by the end of 2012.  

Running is another sport Jonathan is heavily involved with, both actively and also from a volunteer perspective – he’s chair of his local club Ilkley Harriers, is a qualified England Athletics coach and takes groups out each week.  

And on RUN247 he’s led the coverage of the biggest trail running races, such as UTMB and the Barkley Marathons.  

John Kelly day 2 Barkley Marathons 2023 photo credit: Davidmillerphotography_ on Instagram

Barkley Marathons star John Kelly wins Old Dominion 100-miler: ‘Not too shabby for a slow multi-day guy’

Lazarus Lake Barkley Marathons

Laz Lake’s trek across America back on track after ultra community rallies round Barkley Marathons genius

The start of the 2024 mozart 100 by UTMB in a rainy Salzburg photo credit UTMB World Series

British duo overcome “crazy conditions” to claim huge UTMB World Series wins

Sophie Power makes her way to the finish at Mizen Head Photo credit: PH Balance | Phil Hill

“I felt like the whole of Ireland was behind me” – Sophie Power on record-breaking 350-mile run

Sophie Power at the finish at Mizen Head after setting a new world record photo credit is PH Balance | Phil Hill

Mum-of-three Sophie Power sets incredible new ultrarunning Guinness World Record

Katie Schide after winning the 2022 UTMB

Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB 2024 results: Katie Schide stars in 100K

Patrick Kipngeno wins Four Sisters Mountain Trail 2024 GTWS Photo credit: Golden Trail World Series | Four Sisters Mountain Trail | Colin Olivero

GTWS race two 2024 – Four Sisters men’s results: Kipngeno makes it two out of two

Joyce Njeru wins Four Sisters Mountain Trail 2024 GTWS [Photo credit: Golden Trail World Series | Four Sisters Mountain Trail | Colin Olivero]

GTWS race two 2024 – Four Sisters women’s results: Njeru climbs to victory

Courtney Dauwalter crosses the finish line Mt Fuji 100 Photo credit: Fuji Hakone Izu Trail Support - Gran Canaria World Trail Majors

She’s a ‘world-class superstar’ – Mt. Fuji 100 rivals laud Dauwalter display

Mt Fuji 100 Courtney Dauwalter smiles en route to victory photo credit Mt. Fuji 100

Mt. Fuji 100 2024 results: Courtney Dauwalter crushes women’s race and is third overall

Russ Cook completes his epic run across the entire length of Africa [Photo credit: The Snapshot People Ltd]

‘Hardest Geezer’ becomes million-pound fundraiser – and runs with the PM

Action shot Four Sisters Mountain Trail 2024 GTWS [Photo credit: Golden Trail World Series | Four Sisters Mountain Trail | Colin Olivero]

WATCH AGAIN: GTWS race two as Njeru and Kipngeno triumph at Four Sisters Mountain Trail

Courtney Dauwalter at Transgrancanaria 2024 which started at midnight local time [Photo credit: The Adventure Bakery / The North Face Transgrancanaria]

WATCH AGAIN as Courtney Dauwalter makes the headlines at Mt. Fuji 100-miler

WATCH LIVE: The 2024 Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB

Barkley Marathons 2024 five finishers photo credit Keith Dunn on X

“Well that was easy!” Gary Robbins captures joyous finishes of Barkley Marathons’ famous five

Courtney Dauwalter Transgrancanaria win [Photo credit: The Adventure Bakery / The North Face Transgrancanaria]

Courtney Dauwalter relishing Mt. Fuji 100 return: “It will be fun to see how much I’ve grown”

Maude Mathys crosses the finish line at Kobe Trail 2024 Photo credit: Golden Trail World Series | Kobe Trail | Colin Olivero

Maude Mathys surprises even herself with Kobe Trail comeback win at GTWS opener

Russ Cook, known as the 'Hardest Geezer', on his run across Africa

Jasmin Paris and ‘Hardest Geezer’ help inspire the next generation at London Marathon

Rachid El Morabity wins 2024 Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables 2024 results: Rachid El Morabity equals record as Aziza El Amrany wins women’s title

Patrick Kipngeno wins the Kobe Trail the opening race of the 2024 Golden Trail World Series

GTWS race one 2024 – Kobe Trail men’s results: Patrick Kipngeno proves strongest

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