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250

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Marathon des Sables

06-Apr-2018 Merzouga, Morocco

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60

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Fox Ultra

22-Apr-2017 Godalming, Surrey, England, UK

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236

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The Coastal Challenge

11-Feb-2018 San José, Costa Rica

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200

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Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun

11-Jun-2018 /Ai/Ais- Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa

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160

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The Everest Trail Race

05-Nov-2017 Lukhla, Nepal

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100

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Ultra Mirage El Djerid 100km

07-Oct-2017 Tozeur, Kebili, Tunisia

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The Vegan Runner

For decades veganism was portrayed negatively, its effects on health and evolutionary legitimacy questioned. It wasn’t until the 2010’s that veganism became not only glamorous as celebrities, politicians and athletes adopted the diet, but also something to be taken seriously.

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How to achieve your running goals

We all approach our goals differently and we all respond to setbacks in different ways. Add in the fact that running itself serves different functions for different people and how do you offer useful advice on achieving running goals that will meet the needs of such a varied readership?

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My first 100 mile ultra and how to plan for one

Ready to enter your first 100 miler? We will help you prepare with Andy Mouncey's training guide. It includes solid, practical advice and training programmes to get you there.

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Asics Gel Fuji Trabuco 5 trail running shoes

These shoes have a grippy outsole for maximum traction on hills and slippery surfaces. Rear and forefoot gel cushioning systems provide shock absorption for a smoother, more protected ride. Memory foam in the heel and a removable sockliner give additional cushioning for a more comfortable run over longer distances.

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Andrew99

Ultra Fiord

http://sandalrunning.blogspot.co.za/2017/04/ultra-fiord-2017-100km-review-what-they.html

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DanielStinton

Liverpool to Manchester Ultra (L2M Ultra) (/Events/Liverpool to Manchester Ultra

I’m not a morning runner. I’m not even a moaning runner, but I do moan about mornings. Especially 4am ones somewhere on the outskirts of Liverpool. Of course, it’s a lot easier to get up for exciting things such as jetting off on a remote holiday. Or running an ultra. As is the norm with suc...

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Coastal Trail Series - Exmoor (CTS) (/Events/Coastal Trail Series - Exmoor

2017 Race Advertised as the toughest of the CTS races this one certainly lived up to expectations. Located at the Western end of Exmoor based beside the Hunters Inn. The route covers all the race distances, 10km, 21km, marathon, 55km & 73km all contained within the marathon route. The 55km is the...

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SarahCrunning

South Downs Way 50

I ran this in 2017 as my third Centurion event and what will hopefully be the start of my grandslam of Centurion’s 50 milers. I knew that I could rely on Centurion to put on a well organised, well-marked and friendly event. As I had never run on the south downs I was less sure of how I would find...

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OCRAdam

South Downs Way 50

My first Centurion event but not my last. The terrain was very hilly and open. Long stretches of winding hills with the occasional steep decline to give you a rest. The day was hot and dry so the ground wasn’t great for trail shoes however not great for road shoes either. The course was marked ve...

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60 van Texel

Around Texel 120K and 60K: an interview with the founding race director On Easter Monday 17 April 2017 one of the foremost ultraraces in The Netherlands will happen again. ‘De Zestig van Texel’ is an ultrarun of 60K around the island of Texel and includes a 4x15K relay as well. Top of the bill i...

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UltraBoyRuns

Ultra Trail Barcelona

I was stood at the back of the start line for the UTBCN with no expectations other than to start and as we left 'Begues' (a small town jus outside Barcelona) I felt no fear because I really hadn't looked too closely at what I was about to do. The rainstorm the previous night had meant a complete ...

   

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Salomon Running TV and Beyond - an Interview with Filmmaker, Dean Leslie Part 2

If you haven’t seen any of the Salomon Running TV episodes, well you’ve quite clearly been living under a rock and you need to go and amend your idiocy right now. On a serious note, Salomon Running TV (SRTV) has changed the way trail and ultra-running is viewed and documented, through focusing heavily on compelling stories, which are so prevalent in this sport.

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Guide to our #RunUltraRace Awards 2017

We're excited to find out who you think organises the best ultra event. Our overall event winner will receive three months of free marketing from RunUltra worth well over £500 so start nominating now.

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The RunUltra Race Awards 2017

We've just launched an exciting new #RunUltraRace Award programme. We’re asking you to nominate your favourite RunUltra Race to win a coveted RunUltra Race Award. 

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Kilian Jornet to take on Scotland and The Lakes

Kilian Jornet is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, ultra runner on the planet. This year his calendar looks as exciting as ever. He has announced that he will be running in the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™ 2017 and that he has ambitions to complete the Bob Graham round. He also wants to take on Everest once again, having had to pull out in 2016 and he has UTMB in his sights.

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Marathon des Sables 2017 Begins

It is the 32nd edition of the infamous Marathon des Sables (MDS) and the runners have had their first day of enduring the burning sun and the soft sand of the dunes. The race is 250km long and takes place over six stages in six days. The first stage was 30km.

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Head Torch

Hello fellow Ultragoats, I'm doing Lakeland 110 and need a decent head torch. My rubbish TK Maxx torch does not have the best visibility. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Eventually I would want to use it for some big races so it will need to last. Any recommendations, please fire away. Ideally under £60.00. Many thanks in advance,

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Best insoles to buy for niggling pains?

Hi im new to running (thus my technique isnt perfect) and I have been getting some pretty bad niggling pains in my feet espcially my arches after I run and was wondering if changing up my insoles would help? Currently inside my running shoes it is as flat as a pancake and doesnt give any support at all. I was thinking about buying some really cheap arch support insoles like these for example. Are cheap insoles just as good as off the shelf branded insoles? Going by the pics they dont look any different to the expensive superfeet ones to me. What would you guys recommend I do? Im on a super low budget as I am VERY skint at the moment. im all ears, thank you! :)

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Run in Paradise: Formentera to Run

A wonderful holiday made of sea, sport and nature in the last paradise of the Mediterranean sea, Formentera, in the Balearic Islands. The program is very well experienced: 5 legs in 5 days, 10,13,9,10,21 Km to be ran along the beautiful trails and small roads of Formentera. The total distance is 63 km with a full rest day in the mid of the week. Some new features in the legs made tha race even more appealing. Enjoy a week holiday of running and relax...

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Run in Namibia: 100km of Namib Desert

Namibia has the oldest desert in the world and one amazing race in it that you can enjoy at the beginning of december. 100km of Namib desert is a race with a new concept. It doesn't have to be a brutal accommodation to go Ultra, so we are staying in the luxury Sossusvlei lodge at the entrance of the Namib Naukluf National park and you will be able to have a great rest and amazing meals to recover from the 4 hard stages in the desert. 4 stages to complete 100km. Stage1: 15 km enjoying the astonishing African sunset Stage2: 21 km in the Sesriem canyon. Stage3: a full marathon in the sand dunes. Be strong, is not finished yet. and the final stage4, climbing the Crazy Dune, the highest sand dune in the world. Want more? Write me. The best option to test your gear before MDS......

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QE2QE100

Anyone run this race? I live next to the Wey navigation and use it for training all the time, and it looks like a lovely route!

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Child to Child

Represent Child to Child at the Vitality London 10000

Child to Child is a child rights agency based in London that has been working for nearly four decades to promote children's voice and agency, even in the most difficult circumstances. This short video about Pikin to Pikin Tok, our flagship project in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone, illustrates how we have been harnessing the power of children's participation to transform communities. In order to support our work, we are currently looking to recruit runners to represent us in the Vitality London 10.000 run on May 29th. The route itself is a beautiful, scenic one that goes right through central London, starting from St. James' Park, passing key landmarks and ending near Buckingham Palace. We've been given seven charity spots, and are keen to create Team Child to Child before the registration deadline on 20 April. We are asking participants to at least raise £150 to cover participation costs. If you or someone you know would like to join Team Child to Child, please send an email to ccenquiries@ioe.ac.uk. If not, we would appreciate it greatly if you could share our appeal with people in your network that you believe might be interested. We'd be happy to share more information about what we do, and to support our representatives through the entire process.

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the wall

Hi all, I'm running the hadrians wall 69 miler this year and wondered if anyone had taken part before with any tips or advice? Anything would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Marathon des Sables

Just setting up this thread as a place to discuss anything related to the MdS. This excellent MdS guide from Alice Morrison, contains links to a good portion of our articles on RunUltra relating to the race: http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/March-2017/All-you-will-ever-need-to-know-to-run-the-MDS And here's an extensive list of all our MdS content: http://www.runultra.co.uk/Training/November-2016/Marathon-des-Sables-12-Week-Plan http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/January-2015/Marathon-des-Sables-Hints-and-Tips http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/February-2017/Lost-in-the-desert-MDS-cautionary-tale http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/April-2016/Marathon-des-Sables-2016-Thoughts-from-the-Course http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/April-2016/Returning-champ,-Elisabet-Barnes-gives-us-the-lowd http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/April-2016/A-real-running-hero http://www.runultra.co.uk/News/April-2016/Marathon-des-Sables-Stage-1 http://www.runultra.co.uk/News/April-2016/Marathon-Des-Sables-2016-Stage-2 http://www.runultra.co.uk/News/April-2016/Marathon-Des-Sables-2016-Stage-3 http://www.runultra.co.uk/News/April-2016/Marathon-Des-Sables-2016-The-Long-Stage http://www.runultra.co.uk/News/April-2016/Marathon-Des-Sables-2016-The-Last-Day http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/February-2016/Packing-for-your-multi-day-Ultra-running-race http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/March-2015/He-must-be-crackers-!-by-Ian-Corless http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/March-2015/He-must-be-crackers!-by-Ian-Corless-Part-Two http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/December-2015/Highlights-from-the-4th-MDS-Expo http://www.runultra.co.uk/Responsive/Reviews/Events/Marathon-des-Sables-2014 http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-events/Africa-Middle-East/Marathon-des-Sables-2014,-a-great-adventure-Day-On http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-events/Africa-Middle-East/Marathon-des-Sables-2014,-a-great-adventure-Day-Tw http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-events/Africa-Middle-East/Marathon-des-Sables-2014,-a-great-adventure-Day-Th http://www.runultra.co.uk/Responsive/Reviews/Events/Marathon-des-Sables-2014,-a-great-adventure-Day-Fo http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-events/Africa-Middle-East/Marathon-des-Sables-2014,-a-great-adventure-Day-Fi http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/February-2016/Marathon-Des-Sables-The-Final-Countdown-5-things-t http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/April-2014/Ultra-Marathon-Runner-Interview-Rory-Coleman http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/April-2014/Ultra-Marathon-Runner-Interview-Susie-Chan http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-events/Africa-Middle-East/Marathon-des-Sables-2014 http://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/November-2014/Darkness-to-light-by-Ian-Corless

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