Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan


Patrick Ryan is a multi-skilled sports journalist who has become one of the main contributors for leading endurance sport websites RUN247 and TRI247 over the past year. 

Graduating from the University of Manchester (UoM) in 2020 with a First Class Honours degree in History and Politics, Patrick moved into Sports Journalism and graduated his Masters in Journalism with a Distinction from the University of Salford, a leading institution in the field, in 2021. 

During his studies he worked for a number of highly regarded publications across a range of sports, working with clubs such as Rugby League side Salford Red Devils and Basketball team Manchester Giants.  He gained further experience at respected outlet Manchester Evening News and other local north west papers, producing an authoritative series of articles on Irish football side Finn Harps. 

His professional experience is as diverse as it is substantial – he has covered both the winter and summer Olympics and the Commonwealth Games for the BBC. He produced football content for Manchester-based production company Studio 68, whilst his primary past role came as a leading contributor for Planet Sport outlet Planet Football for a year between 2021 and 2022. 


Three runners mugged at gunpoint during Ultra Trail Cape Town

‘We all make mistakes’: Ultra-marathon runner handed 12 month ban for using a car to ‘cheat’

TransLantau by UTMB 2023: Britain’s Tom Joly claims 100 mile title by more than an hour

Lazarus Lake

‘There has never been a race director like Lazarus Lake’: Harvey Lewis on the Barkley Marathons creator

‘I’m so proud’: Julia Davis on her first 100km race at Kullamannen by UTMB

Courtney Dauwalter winning the UTMB 2023

‘The most special day’: Courtney Dauwalter helps 66-year-old mother complete first 100km ultra

Tahoe, Bigfoot, Moab: Scott Jenkins becomes first Brit to secure ‘The Triple Crown of 200s’

Lazarus Lake day 2 Barkley Marathons 2023 photo credit: Davidmillerphotography_ on Instagram

Harvey Lewis wins Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra

Jon Albon CCC photo credit Mathis Dumas

Jon Albon ‘ends season’ with Le Grand Trail des Templiers win in first race since UTMB CCC

Bonnet and Laukli secure 2023 Golden Trail World Series titles at Golfo dell’Isola Trail

UTMB World Series heads to China with Ultra-Trail Mount Yun debut

The Sky Gran Canaria scenery

Sky Gran Canaria hosts thrilling WMRA World Cup final as Njeru and Kiriago close on titles

‘I still believe’ – UTMB OCC winner Angermund plots Ultra Pirineu return after another 100k DNF

The finish at Smarna Gora on the WMRA World Cup circuit.

Penultimate weekend of WMRA World Cup action as runners head to Šmarna Gora Race

Runners at the start of the 2022 Salomon Ultra Pirineu

Ultra Pirineu 2023: Miguel Arsenio and Marta Molist Codina win 100km races in Spain

Jim Walmsley wins at Nice Cote d'Azur by UTMB

Jim Walmsley secures Western States return with Roubion-Nice 115k UTMB World Series win

Camille Herron Jackpot 100 Championship finish [copyright Kevin Youngblood]

Camille Herron and Fotis Zisimopoulos smash 153-mile Spartathlon course records

Jim Walmsley UTMB 2023

Follow LIVE: Jim Walmsley back in action at Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB as World Series continues

A runner at Mammoth Trail Fest in California [Photo credit: Golden Trail World Series]

Remi Bonnet and Judith Wyder claim Mammoth Trail Fest 26k wins on Golden Trail World Series

The Grindstone by UTMB route

Grindstone by UTMB hosts ‘first-ever’ UTMB, Western States and Hardrock triple-qualifier

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