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. 


Eszter Csillag finishing second at Eiger Ultra-Trail

Eszter Csillag on her ‘Californian Dream’ Western States podium

Tom Evans on his ‘dream come true’ Western States win

Shield and Sykes win Summer Spine Race Challenger South as two tie North

Allison and Rickman break Summer Spine Sprint records

Anna Troup takes the plaudits at the Summer Spine Race

Summer Spine Race: Route, live tracking & how to enter

“It was too fast too soon”- Dijana on his record breaking Comrades Marathon 2023

WMTRC 2023 long trail: Delespierre and Roubiol secure double French triumph

WMTRC Short Trail 2023: Geoffray wins tight race as Angermund defends title

WMTRC 2023 long trail: Namberger and L’Hirondel go for glory

Ludovic Pommeret at Western States Endurance Run by UTMB

Western States Endurance Run by UTMB: Route, live tracking & how to enter

Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon: Route, live tracking & how to enter

Record-breaking Meek and Parrish claim Cape Wrath Ultra titles

Meek chases record, Parrish stretches lead on Cape Wrath Ultra day four 

Broken Arrow Skyrace

Broken Arrow Skyrace: Route, live tracking & how to enter

Tom Evans third UTMB 2022 copyright UTMB

Tom Evans gears up for Ultra-Trail Snowdonia ahead of Western States

Valhöll Argentina by UTMB

Valhöll Argentina by UTMB: Route, live tracking & how to enter

‘I decided to be my biggest fan’ – Victorious Valmassoi on Transvulcania by UTMB 2023

Dakota Jones after winning the 2012 Transvulcania

‘It took everything I had’ – Dakota Jones on his Transvulcania by UTMB 2023 title

Transvulcania by UTMB

Jones clinches second Transvulcania by UTMB title, Valmassoi victorious

Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB

Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB: Route, live tracking & how to enter