Introducing Jon Shield

Jon Shield is an ultra runner living on the Shropshire/North Wales border. Fuelled by his love of the outdoors and numerous dogs, it is the perfect place to explore and train. Having a Sport and Exercise Science degree and Paramedic Science degree Jon has always had an interest in health/fitness and performance.

Adding knowledge to these degrees with personal training, strength and conditioning and ultra running coach qualifications Jon has key interests in getting the maximum possible out of his body with extreme challenges. Having also worked in the Parachute Regiment, security industry and most recently in various paramedic roles Jon always has a need for some form of adrenaline boost.

Jon specialises in running the most brutal races in the most extreme environments on the planet, predominantly self sufficient multi stage races. Jon had an injury from a night time parachute jump which curtailed his military career before it really got started and stopped him running for years with surgeries which didn’t help. After seeing any people regarding the issues he found a physiotherapist who pieced the jigsaw back together and got him running just over 3 years ago. Since then he’s been making up for lost time! Now the goal is to push limits.
Key Achievements

Key Achievements

2024:
7th Place - Winter Spine Race Challenger North

2023:
1st Place - BTU Mountain Ultra in Kyrgyzstan
Montane Winter Spine Race (Sprint) - 1st Place (CR) | Llangollen Fell Race - 3rd Place

2022:
Beyond the Ultimate Jungle Ultra - 1st Place | Lakes in a Day - 3rdPplace | Pen Llyn Winter Ultra - 1st Place (CR) | GB Ultras Snowdon 50 - 1st Place (CR) | Beyond the Ultimate Ice Ultra - 1st Place

2021:
Pen Llyn Winter Ultra - 1st Place (CR) | Beyond the Ultimate Highland Ultra - 1st Place (CR) | Brenig Way 50km - 1st Place | Grand Tour of Skiddaw - 4th Place

““Montane are a standout company that are helping me strive towards my upcoming goals in some of the harshest races on the planet. I love the fact whether I’m off to race in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the Namibian desert, The Dragon’s Back or Spine races they have the perfect kit for all environments and all adventures, making the perfect partnership.”
- Jon Shield

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