Meet Michal: The Warrior 

Hello, I’m Michał Leśniak. I originally hail from Poland, but for the past 15 years, I’ve proudly called the southeast of England my home.

From a young age, I was always on the move, an active child with a boundless passion for physical activities. This enthusiasm for movement has been a constant companion throughout my life, driving me to explore various sports and physical challenges. Among all the activities I’ve tried, running has always held a special place in my heart.

My love affair with running began early on. Even during my teenage years, I eagerly represented my school at numerous running events, showcasing my dedication and competitive spirit. This foundational experience in running paved the way for a lifelong passion that continues to inspire me daily.

Over the last three years, I have discovered a new and exhilarating facet of running—trail running. This discipline has quickly become my greatest passion, allowing me to combine my love for running with my wanderlust. There’s something uniquely thrilling about navigating rugged terrains and pushing my body to new limits amidst nature’s beauty. Trail running not only challenges me physically but also offers a profound sense of adventure and exploration.

The high-level competition in trail running fuels my drive to excel and constantly improve. I thrive on the intensity and the opportunity to test my endurance against both the elements and my fellow competitors. One of my deepest loves within this sport is the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) series, renowned for its grueling courses and breathtaking scenery. Competing in these races has been a transformative experience, pushing me to surpass my perceived limits and achieve new personal milestones.

Looking ahead, my ultimate dream is to participate in the Western States Endurance Run, one of the most prestigious ultra-marathons in the world. The challenge and prestige of this event captivate my imagination, and I am committed to training and preparing myself for the day I can compete on that legendary course.

In every race, no matter how tough the conditions or how fierce the competition, I always fight until the end. This relentless determination is a core part of who I am as an athlete. I believe in giving my all, pushing through the pain, and savoring the triumphs that come from hard-fought battles on the trail.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about my journey. I look forward to many more miles of running, competing, and discovering the world, one trail at a time.

I’m happy to be among fantastic people who make up Team Megawatt. Together, we create unity.

Recent Accomplishments:

2024 Ultra Australia by UTMB 100km 13th

2024 Amazean jungle trail by UTMB 148km 3rd

2024 Vietnam Ultra Marathon 50Km 2nd 

2023 Copthorne 50km  2nd 

2023 Vietnam Mountain Marathon 70km 2nd 

2023 UTMB France 170km 29:13:27 hr

2023 Jurassic Coast 100km 1st

2023 Amazeon Jungle Thailand by UTMB 54km 1st