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 for three hours over the hills and Dales!

I have lived in Studley Roger near Ripon North Yorkshire for 26 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 17 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 Trans Aq, the Marathon de Sables and the Transalpine race. I still try and do a road marathon each year in under 3.5 hours.

I enjoy doing the occasional ultramarathon race.  In 2016 I completed the Lakeland 50 mile race in just under 10 hours. I love the atmosphere of multi day races and in 2016 I ran the Ultra Tour of Monte Rosa (UTMR) a wonderful, friendly event starting in the Italian ski resort of Cervinia.

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. Jelleylegs is not a competitive running break nor is it coaching session, it is for you to enjoy and maybe extend yourself beyond what you normally do. A chance to build more confidence in your ability to run further perhaps 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