About Us

The legs behind Jelley Legs

My name is Dave Jelley – hence the website name. But of course also a reference to how you may feel after running over the hills and Dales!

I have lived in Studley Roger near Ripon North Yorkshire for 27 years. Throughout that time I have run for miles on the footpaths and bridleways of the surrounding area.

I am a physiotherapist with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation. I'm a member of Ripon Runners and as an obsessive runner myself, I have plenty of knowledge about runners' aches and pains.  

I have been running marathons and ultra marathons for over 18 years. Like many people my first long race was the London Marathon in the late nineties (2.55.56). Since then I began to run ultramarathons, starting with the Comrades Marathon and then multi day events including the Marathon de Sables (2008), the Transalpine race (2012/ 2014) and the Ultra Tour de Monte Rosa (2016). In 2017 I did the wonderful Azores triangle Adventure, which I'd thoroughly recommend.

Despite my aches and pains, I still enjoy long runs in the hills. I am happy to share some of the lessons that I have learnt doing long and difficult events and I will give my physiotherapy opinion about any of your aches and pains. I love to run with other people, to be attentive to the natural landscape around us and to marvel at the beauty and variety of routes which are on my doorstep. Recently I have tried to concentrate on helping runners who are new to trail running. my aim is simply to build more confidence in your ability to run off road and perhaps a little further than you thought you could.

Damaris and I look forward to meeting all our guests and we will try our best to be flexible and responsive to your needs.

"all she is doing is running and smiling...as if there is nothing on earth she would rather be doing"

Christopher McDougall Born to Run