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. 


Karel Sabbe Barkley Marathons 2023 photo credit: Davidmillerphotography_ on Instagram

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2023 Desert RATS by UTMB men's winner Craig Hunt

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Lazarus Lake

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Robbie Britton breaking the British 24-hour running record

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Zach Miller won the 2023 TUMMiler at the Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB - Photo Cameron McKenzie

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Gavin Dale at the Arc Of Attrition

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Kilian Jornet Mathieu Blanchard Tom Evans UTMB 2022 copyright UTMB

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Dragons Back Race 2022

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Arc of Attrition coastal bridge Credit David Miller Photography and Davidmillerphotography_ on Instagram

Arc of Attrition: Route, tracking, previous winners and records

a runner runs in the snow at Montane Spine Race 2022.

The Montane Spine Race 2023: Record entry set for iconic race

Stephanie Auston won the Kosci100 [Photo credit: UTMB]

Auston and Hawks swoop for Kosci100 titles in chilly conditions

UTMB World Series announce TransJeju by UTMB in South Korea

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