Tom Payn

Run-Fast International

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • 2015: Race to the Stones 100km, UK Champion and course record holder
  • 2015: Wings For Life World Run (UK) Champion
  • 2014: Folkestone Spitfire 5 Champion, Geelong Half Marathon (AUS) Champion
  • 2013: Essex Cross Country Champion, Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon Champion
  • 2012: Bucharest International Half Marathon Champion, Ring ‘o’ Fire Champion
  • 2011: Tiptree 10mile Champion, Felstead 10km Champion and Plymouth 10km Champion
  • 2010: Gosport Half Marathon Champion, Lordshill 10mile Champion, Bognor Regis 10km Champion and Bourton 10km Champion
  • 2009: 12th Fukuoka International Marathon – 2.17.29 (2nd European)
  • 2008: Bristol Half Marathon Champion
  • 2007: Barcelona 10km Champion
  • 2006: UK Inter County Champion for 3000m S/C & 5000m


Tom has run competitively from a very young age. He has taken part in 17 English Schools Championships (5 x Track, 6 x XC, 6 x Multi-events) – the most ever by a student.

In 2010 Tom was ranked 4th in the UK over the marathon distance after his 2.17.29 marathon performance in the International Fukuoka marathon. He then moved to the Run-Fast Camp in Kenya to live and train with the Run-Fast athletes, where he was given the nickname Kiprop (meaning born during the rainy season).

As well as being one of the Run-Fast athlete managers he is also one of our most prolific racers and an experienced pace-maker, having paced elite women the full marathon distance in a number of top European races.

In 2013 Tom had had a chance meeting with the organiser of the Ring of Fire, a three day ultra distance event. Tom entered the race and went on to win the race by more than three hours and setting the then course record. Tom has gone on to achieve further successes in ultra events, setting course records at the Race to the Stones 100km and the Brecon Beacons Midnight Marathon. In 2015 Tom will begin training to move up to ultra distances full time.

Tom is currently ranked number 1 in the UK over 5000m in the Vet 35 category.