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. 


The Grindstone by UTMB route

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

Andy Symonds after winning Wildstrubel by UTMB 2023

UTMB World Series: Symonds and Escobar-Carron take Wildstrubel titles

Sophia Laukli wins the women's race at the 2023 Sierre-Zinal

Follow LIVE: Golden Trail World Series continues with thrilling Pikes Peak Ascent

2023 UTMB champion Jim Walmsley after winning

“Finally I get to give a gift back:” UTMB champion Jim Walmsley reflects on his 2023 triumph

Muthoni Joyce Njeru (centre) on the Canfranc Canfranc Vertical Uphill race podium.

Muthoni Njeru claims Canfranc-Canfranc double in WMRA Mountain Running World Cup

Chatfield and Cassidy defy the heat to win 2023 Dragon’s Back

A runner on the Canfranc-Canfranc course part of the Mountain Running World Cup.

WMRA Mountain Running World Cup heats up as Canfranc-Canfranc hosts double header

Courtney Dauwalter after winning UTMB 2023.

Courtney Dauwalter on her UTMB 2023 win, unprecedented treble and what comes next

Courtney Dauwalter winning the UTMB 2023

Courtney Dauwalter secures historic treble with UTMB 2023 victory

Jim Walmsley UTMB 2023

UTMB 2023: Jim Walmsley becomes the first American man to win the UTMB

Jon Albon and Yngvild Kaspersen claim UTMB CCC 2023 titles

UTMB CCC race 2021 photo copyright UTMB

Follow LIVE: Jon Albon and Yngvild Kaspersen win UTMB CCC 2023 titles

Runners on the Dragon's Back route.

Wealth of experienced runners gear up to cross Wales in brutal Dragon’s Back 2023

Philemon Kiriago wins the men's race at the 2023 Sierre-Zinal

Kiriago and Laukli claim thrilling Sierre-Zinal wins in 50th edition

Patrick Kipngeno at the 2022 La Montee Du Nid D'Aigle

Sierre-Zinal 2023: The main contenders with serial winners Kilian Jornet and Maude Mathys ruled out

A runner on the KAT100 by UTMB

Stern and Fellhofer claim UTMB World Series wins at KAT100 by UTMB

On the Leadville 100 race

Leadville 100: Route, live tracking & how to enter

Runners at the start of the Eastern States 100

Eastern States 100: Route, live tracking & how to enter

Tom Evans training for Transgranaria

‘Big focus on UTMB’: Western States champ Tom Evans pulls out of Sierre-Zinal

A tunner on the KAT100 by UTMB course.

‘I really like this region for trail running’ – KAT100 makes UTMB World Series debut

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