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I ran this in 2017 knowing that it probably wouldn't be my favourite route. January is relatively quiet in the ultra calendar and I wanted an ultra I hadn't run before that wasn't too far from home to kick off my racing year. I tend to find flat ultras mentally challenging and I like the natural ...
A route of 2 halves; first half technical and stunning scenery, second half flat with one the same view...a canal. Having said that a really well organised friendly event. Travelling from London very easy as the race won't start until those travelling buy train have arrived. Recommend the cake ...
Ran this in 2016 as my first ultra. Very well organised really good finish with showers and chilli. Route very flat and straight tests your mental endurance
My first ultra and I had chosen it both for the stunning location and the fact that it is aimed at first time ultra runners. I would struggle to find anything wrong with any aspect of the race. The route is visually stunning and has the right mix of terrain from flat open fields, lakes, tough cli...
My second ultra and a perfect location for one. Fortunately the overnight rain stopped just as everyone set off and later in the day we were rewarded with sunshine and a stunning sunset. The course was well signposted and marshalled but as already mentioned, the aid stations weren't the best, par...
The 2016 edition was my first ultramarathon. Conditions were pretty poor underfoot for the first 10 miles (thick, ankle-twisting mud) but my memories of the day are of seeing the km click by on the watch and thinking 'am I really doing this'. The grey clouds, headwinds, rolling swell on the thame...
I ran this in the first year it was held (2016). It was my first Centurion race and one of the most enjoyable races I have done.
5 laps of a course that was like a rollercoaster in slow motion is the best way I can describe it - the course had everything - flat road, steep vert climbs, slippery ...
Did the 2016 race and loved it.
Super flat fast ultra with only 200m of vert gain - so obviously, I went out too fast and too excited and paid for it later on!
It was my first time in this area and the route was very scenic and helped pass the time. Markings were good, but having it one your wa...
This one is a round-up test review for the female ultra runners, although, if you are a guy, you might be interested in buying your girlfriend/wife the perfect running gift.
It was the story that melted hearts worldwide last year. A tough-as-nails ultra runner meets plucky pup during the Gobi March race. They conquer the stages together and true love blossoms. There are twists and turns, drama, near-tragedy and then a happy ending as Gobi comes back to join Dion and Lucja Leonard and their cat for a new life in Edinburgh.
2017 is finally here. And it comes full of training and healthy tips to add to all your NY resolutions.
Eric and Paul Chan are two Canadian brothers on a hot n’ dusty mission to run eight desert ultra-marathons in one year. As any desert running veteran will attest, this is no mean feat. We had a chat to find out a little of their background and what inspired them to take on this arid adventure.
Sarah Cooke has been one of the most prolific RunUltra race reviewers of 2016. Every time an alert from Sarah popped up in our inbox, we got ready for a cracking read. With all this in mind, we thought it would be wonderful to have a chat and find out more about this master reviewer and her approach to running.
The MONTANE® Spine® Race 2017 gave us another epic edition of this 268-mile non-stop monster which follows the entire Pennine Way.
Thank you to all of you who took part in the voting for the 2017 Blogger Awards. Ultra running has really grown over the years and as testament to this we had a total of 108 bloggers from around the world who took part in our contest.
Chinese athlete Yun Yanqiao won the Vibram Hong Kong 100 in 9h 34m. He crossed the finish line two minutes short of the record set by Frenchman François d’Haene in 2016.
It calls itself the only all women’s ultra marathon in the world and organisers have announced that it is back this year and will be run on March 11th in Cebu in the Philippines.
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This is a thread to discuss running kit - trainers, packs, jackets.... socks! Whatever bits of gear we use when training or racing.
What works for you? What doesn't? Any recommendations? Any useful mods? etc. etc. Any valuable information we can share to help one another out would be awesome.
Hi all, I'm not sure if this should go in the 'Events' section but I'm after some advice on a race to do in Europe (mainly France, Switzerland or Italy) around September time.
I've looked at the race calendar and there are obviously tons of possibilities but I'm hoping to get some advice from anyone who has actually run one, knows of someone who ran one (once stood next to a guy whose mate ran one!).
Ideally a trail 50k or at a push a mountain race (between 1/2 & marathon as I've not done one before).
I really want to get into something semi technical but nothing that requires navigation or (god forbid) actual rock climbing!
Appreciate that's a bit of a specific ask & possibly impossible to find but really anything that's not super tough or insanely technical (or ROADS!) would be good.
All comments or ideas would be really appreciated.
Stourbridge Running Club are hosting a new race on Saturday 16th September. Bridge' to 'bridge via 'port is a 34 mile race from Bridgnorth to Stourbridge along the River Severn/Severn Valley Railway to Stourport & then onto the Staffs & Worcs Canal to Stourbridge.
There is a relay event running alongside, 4 legs of 8, 6, 10 & 10 miles.
This gives runners the chance to run two or more legs with a total of 14, 16, 20, 24 or 26 miles.
So, completed a couple of marathons, and now looking to push on to an ultra. The Kintyre Way Ultra is pretty close to me as I live on the west coast, and looks an interesting run.
One question is why the 'ultra' race rating?? I've ran the Glen Coe marathon, so know a bit about going up hills, but was wondering if anyone on the forums has completed this marathon and could give a gauge as to the difficulty?
Hi guys & girls,
I am new to this ultra caper
I am currently using the 50km programme with a few tweaks, I am looking at doing the Oldham Way Ultra and am looking at any advice for this race including options for shoes, I am currently using fellraisers for offroad stuff.
Ever wanted to come to the Highlands of Scotland for the weekend? Now's your chance! Run or walk an overnight 24 hour 100km from the Highland Capital to the west coast in Ullapool.
We have free camping, food and drink, massage therapist, first aid, etc. An excellent atmosphere and great support throughout!
Run the 30k looped route or run straight in for the 50km! The choice is yours! for more information please visit www.outpostcharity.org
This thread is setup for queries and information regarding the Addo Elephant Trail Run™, presented by Raidlight®
The race is ITRA certified, and points for finishing are allocated as follows:
100 Mile - 6 points
76km - 4 points
44km - 2 points
If you are looking for a truly wild trail running adventure, then we invite you to take on the 100 Mile, 76km or 44km ultra-trail runs through the vast and beautiful Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run wild and free through true African wilderness?
Imagine being surrounded by the animals, sights and sounds of the African bush as you test yourself against the distance & challenges of an ultra trail run?
Come and feel the excitement and thrill of running wild through the African bush!
Addo is the ONLY national park in the world that can lay claim to having the Big 7 (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, southern right whale and the great white shark).
With race routes designed to test you both mentally and physically, the trails track the rugged Zuurberg mountains and beautiful valleys of the park.
You will be challenged to run on a wide range of terrain including single track trails, 4x4 tracks and old jeep tracks within the park itself, as well as some stretches of dirt road.
You will encounter a large number of river crossings, and will also face some challenging climbs, with expansive views at the top that are simply amazing!
You will be running in areas of the park that are home to a variety of wild animals, and you stand a chance of seeing animals such as kudu, impala, baboons, ostriches, bushbuck, black backed jackals, mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest, mountain zebra, warthogs and the largest antelope in the world - the eland! These have all been spotted on our route recces.
For safety purposes you are kept away from those areas of the park with lions, elephant, rhino or buffalo, but you are free to explore these areas before or after the race.
We are exceptionally privileged to be able to present an ultra trail event in this amazing location, and to provide our athletes with the opportunity to see and experience it from such a unique perspective.
If you think you are fit enough to go the distance then click here to enter now, and come and experience a truly wild ultra trail running adventure!
Please post any queries you may have regarding the event in this thread, and we will respond.
Hey guys (.....and gals),
I'm looking to enter my first ultra, and am looking for an event to "ease" myself into the ultra world.
I'm based in the South West (Wiltshire).
Any suggestions (and reasons for that suggestion) are welcome.......
Thanks in advance 😉
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