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Coyote Backbone Trail Ultra

03-Nov-2017 Malibu, California, USA

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L2M Ultra Double

27-May-2017 Liverpool, Cheshire, England, UK

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Liverpool to Manchester Ultra (L2M Ultra)

15-Apr-2017 Liverpool, Cheshire, England, UK

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Tromso SkyRace

04-Aug-2017 Tromso, Norway

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50

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Fjällmaraton Bydalsfjällen

19-Aug-2017 Bydalen, Jämtland, Sweden

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Cappadocia Ultra Trail

21-Oct-2017 Cappadocia, Urgup, Turkey

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Trail Monte Casto

29-Oct-2017 Andorno Micca, Biella, Italy

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Broken Arrow Skyrace

16-Jun-2017 Squaw Valley, California, USA

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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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Still Not Bionic – Ira Rainey

Still Not Bionic is the second book by Ira. His first, ‘Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon’ was well received. I haven’t read his first book, but knowing how well received it was – and that you didn’t need to have digested that to read Still Not Bionic – I tucked into his second publication…

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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'...

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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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The Pilgrim Challenge North Downs Way Ultra

Feb 2017. Excellent event with very friendly event team. Some good mud and hills lived in with some flatter sections where you can get into a good pace. Great views from the north Downs.

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Grand to Grand Ultra (G2G) (/Events/Grand to Grand Ultra

Quite brutal and challenging, but also extremely well organized and run by the keenest and most talented crew you could imagine. They make sure you're working hard to earn the most beautiful scenery in north america.

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Grindstone 100

This would generally be an intermediate level race. However, 2016's race fell during Hurricane Matthew. We were battered with 28 hours of rain, wind and fog. Many of the trails became ski slopes of red mud. The rain was relentless at times - even my water proof rain jacket was soaked through ...

   

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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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The Pilgrim Challenge 2017

It is one of the favourite races on the UK ultra calendar, The Pilgrim Challenge organised by XNRG. It always provides plenty of adventure, speedy times and mud… plenty of mud. Last weekend’s edition was no exception. We talk to some of the racers about the highs and the lows.

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BLOGGER OF THE YEAR

Find out who won the 2017 RunUltra Blogger of the Year Award

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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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Brit takes Thai Crown

Trail and ultra racing is a growing sport worldwide and the recent turn out for The North Face 100® Thailand race underlines the sport’s growth in Asia.

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John Morelock Obituary

It was with great sadness that I read at the weekend that trail runner, writer and photographer, John Morelock had passed away.

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Stuartiebaby

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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Simon-Bourke

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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kisdm001

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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rusty75

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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desilar77

oldham way ultra 19/0317

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. Cheers

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