Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:01
I agree with Seren, the majority of PT's would not have the necessary expertise. Unlike shawk I think the majority, if not all, of the posters here have practical experience of ultras. Their advice about what to expect concerning the terrain, hazards, necessity of foot care and anti chafing measures, use of walking poles etc. are things that you would not get from the majority of trainers, especially if gym based, or even if running based (I agree with the view that you should ditch your running ambitions and concentrate on just being able to cover the distance).
As booktrunk says the website has training plans - and you can also contact the team - I am sure they will prove helpful.