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Marató dels Cims

08-Jul-2017 Ordino, Andorra

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Conti Thunder Run 24Hr

22-Jul-2017 Walton on Trent, East Midlands, England, UK

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Tyne Trail Ultra

29-Apr-2017 Deadwater Farm, Northumberland, England, UK

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Swedish Alpine Ultra

15-Jul-2017 Nikkaluokta-Abisko, Norrland, Sweden

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The Coastal Challenge

11-Feb-2018 San Jose, Costa Rica

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Atlantic Coast Challenge

06-Oct-2017 Padstow to Lands End, Cornwall, UK

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Chiemgauer 100 Mile Mountain Ultra Run

28-Jul-2017 Ruhpolding / Fuchsau Waldstadion, Bavaria, Germany

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Iceland Laugavegur Ultra Marathon

15-Jul-2017 Laugavegur, Iceland

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Marathon des Sables 12 Week Plan by Andy Mouncey

Marathon des Sables is one of the biggest ultra events in the world. For many, it is a dream to take on and complete the challenge. At RunUltra, we have commissioned top coach Andy Mouncey to come up with a training plan for the Marathon des Sables.

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Plant-based carbohydrate recipes for fat-burning strategies

Balancing carbohydrate intake either on a weekly or daily basis can be an effective fat-burning strategy. However, to preserve muscular strength, endurance and a high metabolic rate it is important to eat adequate carbohydrates within your eating plan. Plant-based recipes can offer excellent nutrition for the runner.

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Top tips on Navigation and how best to address those hills!

The Dragons Back Race, running the length of Wales, has been tantalizing me for a while. With the entire 300km route unmarked, I thought it best to brush up on my navigation skills with Dave Taylor, a Fell running guide and current English Fell Running Champion (V50 category).

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inov-8 AT/C Tights and Craft Devotion Tights

James spent much of the winter running in tights (or ‘leggings’, to others). Winter in the UK was mild pre-Christmas, but January has seen him run in temperatures predominantly between -5⁰C and +5⁰C, with plenty of mud along the way. He tested two pairs of tights from inov-8 and Craft mostly on the canal path trail as well as the Cotswold Way and Ridgeway.



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The Arc of Attrition

100 miles of Trail, Coast, and ‘Bush People’ In most people’s minds running, I use the word running loosely here, a one hundred mile ultramarathon is pretty stupid, in fact at the time I couldn’t even comprehend what running one hundred miles would feel like, let alone if this was achievable or n...

Punk Panther

Ultra Trail Angkor

2017 64km Bayon Trail: Review: The route was amazing, well thought out and stunning and for that, I would give 5 stars. There were interesting river crossings; one was waist deep murky water with black things wiggling about, another a branch to hold as you edged across on a second branch. The ...


Last One Standing

First time with Atlas running it was a superb event the terrain was a mixture of road grass and mud Food and volunteers were outstanding highly recommend it 5 stars all round


Tollymore Trail Ultra Marathon

Another local race for me. This is a great 39mile ultra through the Tollymore forest just outside Newcastle Co. Down. It is a 3 loop race with Ultra runners on the first loop then (depending on your speed) Second loop the Marathoners join and the third loop the half marathoners but you want to tr...


Run to the Castle Ultra

A fantastic race from the stunning scenery, varied terrain, friendly marshalls and the excellent organisation by Denzil all aspects are great. The race was very well organised, following the coastal path meant easy navigation and great views. The race had a friendly feel but delivered on quality...


Coastal Trail Series - South Devon (CTS) (/Events/Coastal Trail Series - South Devon

A beautiful part of the country and a great trail race with challenging elevation gains and some fun technical sections to tackle. I agree with Thom - it is not a beginner friendly course. This could have been such a miserable race, like you see in the videos from 2016 but we got very lucky with...


Mourne Way Ultra Marathon

This is a local race and really lucky of this. This is a 52 mile out n back race along the trails through the Mourne Mountains starting from Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor to Slieve Donard Park in Newcastle and back. This is an ideal race for anyone attempting this distance for the first time as it'...


GB Ultra Country to Capital

Well organised and straightforward course requiring little navigation. The canal section (second half) is a little dull but that's mostly the contrast to the pretty first half. Bit more here https://jurarunner.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/country-to-capital-2017-race-report/


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Heat chamber acclimation

A few years ago, heat chambers were the domain of experimental science that we believed only existed at NASA or were ancillaries to the Hadron collider. Well, it turns out that there are quite a few of these facilities now available and these have grown out of the developing understanding of sports science.

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7 articles on trail running, heroes, recipes, motivation and winning formulas

This week we bring you a great selection of videos and articles, tips and stories to read and to watch. Some new videos from Salomon on trail running, Dell Miller’s running story, recipes for cold weather running, tips for improving your overall fitness, motivation slumps, fighting lack of motivation and our very own RunUltra article on finding an ultra winning formula.

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Rob Pope - In the footsteps of Forrest Gump

For some runners it is about personal fitness, for others it is about winning, some just love to run, some need to break themselves, but for all of us it is about taking on challenges and getting through them. Rob Pope, has taken on something pretty extraordinary. He ran across the United States and now he is running back again. We caught up with him to find out what it is all about.

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Post a race review for your chance to win a pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.0 running shoes

You have a chance to win a fabulous pair of Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Ultra running shoes in our prize draw.  Anyone who posts a race review on our race pages is automatically entered into our prize draw and the more race reviews you post the greater your chances of winning.

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Elite all-women international team to take on Marathon des Sables

“Team X-Bionic” was a dream of Team Captain, Jenny Davis. An international team of elite women to run the Marathon des Sables together. She wanted a mix of British and Moroccan runners and has found them. They will be challenging for a place on the podium in April.

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Mount Baker is back

1913 was the last time that runners took on the challenge to race from the Washington coast to the summit of Mount Baker at 3286 metres. Now it is set to make a comeback, albeit along a slightly different route.

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Come and join the world's fastest growing ultra running community. Here you will find just about every ultra-marathon and event that is happening around the world. Share ultra marathon training tips and stories with the thousands of other runners in our community. Find out which is the best running gear through our kit reviews and keep up with the latest ultra and trail running news...

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Training tips for the sparatic trainer.

Hi guys I'm just putting the feelers out here to see what advise you would give a runner who has constant "drought" periods of training. My short running is fairly constant but my long running 20+miles is so few and far between it always an effort. I've ran a few ULTRA marathons and my main problem has been blowing up at the last handful of miles. Any ideas on how to help stop this drought? Or is this fairly normal?

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training motivation

most of us we Runners suffering from the lacke of motivation for our training, either because of work or because of the weather , but all of us share the plasure of running we all like this discipline that make us the happiest overall,therefore we need to work more so to keep our motivation for our training high . for that, it is important to set goals so you start training for seriously : now take your calandre and look for a race in a country that intreste you , set your goals for it and start your training. training for a race is not so complicated , only you know your body, and you know where your strength and weakness is, so you will start working on your weakness . training for a race you need to work on: drill,stretching , strenght ,speed work dépend on your goal , long run you can une your Mountain bike as well. we are the owner of our self,we must find our Way for our motivation so as to reach our Eversest.

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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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Punk Panther Ultra's - West and North Yorkshire

Please note: there are a series of 6 new ultra's for 2017. They all start in Otley, (West Yorkshire) and all end at Pool (with transit back to Otley). This the link - Punk Panther Ultra's First one starts 4th March and they range from 50k to 125k.

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Saint Fons 24/12/6 Hour (15-16 April 2017)

I live in Lyon, France, and I'll be heading just out of town this Easter weekend to Saint Fons for their timed ultra. There are 6, 12, and 24 hour races that kick off on Saturday and close out on Sunday. The 6 hour and 24 hour races both start at 10am and the 12 hour race starts at 10pm. The 12 and 24 hour races finish at 10am the next morning with a presentation of awards for the top three men and women over the two longer distances (the 6 hour awards are presented after that race ends on Saturday afternoon). The race is run on a 1km loop (it's actually measured at 1001m) and is flat as a pancake. The loop is such that you can usually see most everyone each lap at some point and, save for a single hairpin turn you need to slow down for, it's smooth running all the way. There is a good aid station with friendly volunteers plus covered tents to store your own aid if you want to go that way, too. There is a gymnasium where you can set up a sleeping space for the longer races if you want to go that way, and to sleep the night before the 24 hour race (though hotels are plenty nearby and not all that expensive, and you'll get a much better night's sleep than on a camp bed in a hall). Toilets and showers are available all day and night. This will be my second year running at Saint Fons. I did the 6 hour race last year and have moved up to the 12 hour event for 2017. It's a great event and it attracts ultrarunners from across the country. Not everyone is into the timed ultras and trail runners might find the course a little monotonous (no hills, just loops) but the people are great fun, the race is well supported, and it's fast enough to be a place to set a new 6/12/24 hour personal best. It's cheap to enter with the 6, 12 and 24 hour races costing 30, 40, and 55 euros, respectively. Registrations are online: http://inscriptions-terrederunning.com/24hsaintfons2017/select_competition Note: I'm not associated with the event besides being a runner registered to run in it - I'm just a fan of good, well managed ultras. :)

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Kintyre Way Ultra - How difficult??

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? Cheers, Russell.

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The Christie charity

FREE individual and relay places at the Greater Manchester Marathon

Join Team Christie for the Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The Christie charity is committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, education and additional support services. The Asics Greater Manchester Marathon provides a superfast course, great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire Cricket Club! As well as the full marathon distance, there are also relay options. Find a partner or a team of 4 and tackle the marathon together. Entry options: •Marathon individual entry •Relay team of 4 •Relay team of 2 We have free places charity places available in return for a pledge to raised a minimum of £300 sponsorship per marathon distance. To find out more and get your place visit www.christies.org/gmm.

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Bridge' to 'bridge via 'port

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. Event website: http://www.srclub.co.uk/index.php/new-race-bridge-to-bridge-via-port Entries: www.entrycentral.com/wwwentrycentralcombridge2bridge

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