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Surrey Hills Challenge

24-Sep-2017 Haslemere, England (UK)

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170

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Ultra Africa Race

05-Nov-2017 Banfora, Burkina Faso

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100

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Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset (MS2S)

02-Aug-2017 Hovsgol National Park, Mongolia

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85

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Ultra Cerdanya Clàssic

03-Jun-2017 Cerdanya, Lleida-Girona, Spain

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46

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Aladaglar Sky Trail

12-Aug-2017 Demirkazik, Nigde, Turkey

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62

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London to Brighton Challenge

27-May-2017 London to Cambridge, England, UK

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42

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Monster Run Fest

24-Sep-2017 Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

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74

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Transvulcania

13-May-2017 El Faro of Fuencaliente, La Palma, Spain

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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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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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expatsamson

Wenlock Olympian Walk (or run) (/Events/Wenlock Olympian Walk

I did this for a training run in 2014. Very affordable, I think it cost £15! If you decide to run this keep in mind it's for walkers and not specifically for runners; don't expect gels etc. at the aid stations. The navigation I found fairly difficult, not a complaint just a comment as I prefer ma...

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North Downs Way 50

Ran this in 2013 as my first ultra. As with all the Centurion events: great people, positive vibe, well marked course. Nice to have a shuttle available from finish to start even if it is at a little extra cost.

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PETZL SOUTH DOWNS WAY 100

Took part in 2016. Camping at start, very friendly staff and volunteers. Very well marked course. All of the Centurion events have a very positive community surrounding them. Definitely recommend.

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Malvern Hills Ultra

Ran in 2016. Great out and back course in the countryside, fairly easy navigation following the Worcestershire Way. Friendly people, good atmosphere.

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Superior 100 Mile Trail Race

Ran in 2014. It's a fair drive to get to this race from the Twin Cities but that's what makes it so special. Northern Minnesota is very remote making the point to point race course even more intriguing. Don't be fooled, the relentless up and down hills add up as does the inconsistent footing. Gre...

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The Ultra Tour of Snowdonia

I ran this in 2015, with intentions of running in 2016 but was sidelined by injury. I'm already signed up for 2017! A phenomenal loop course showing all of the diverse beauty of Snowdonia. Extremely friendly people, free on site camping, and the BEST showers I've ever seen at an event! It was gre...

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SarahCrunning

Derwent Dawdle

I ran this in 2017 to complete the first running of Ascend Event's fantastic triple of Four Passes, Silverdale Circuit and Derwent Dawdle. I was aware that I would probably find it tough - Four Passes was fantastic, but the technical descents are well out of my comfort zone. Silverdale was much m...

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dunsrunner

Four Passes

I ran this in 2016, and what a beauty it is! At around 18 miles, it is short in terms of distance but long in terms of quality. Starting and finishing in Rosthwaite, this route takes you, as the name suggests, through four passes. Basically you climb and then descend. Repeat another three time...

   

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Measuring self belief. Endurance sports online survey results.

When taking part in sport, or indeed any aspect of life, most people will stress how important it is to have self-belief. What this belief refers to is a psychological construct known as ‘self-efficacy’, which is an individual’s belief in their own ability to do a certain task or perform a certain skill.

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The Costa Rica Coastal Challenge 2017

There are many iconic ultras around the world: UTMB, Badwater 135, Western States 100, Marathon des Sables… but The Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica has to be up there in terms of drama, beauty and sheer adventure.

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7 videos on Sisu, Iran, effective practice, film trailers and Hawaii

At RunUltra we celebrate male and female ultra runners from around the world. This week on the tail of last week’s International Women’s Day, we bring you the feats of some extraordinary women ultra runners from New Zealand, Sweden and the US. Also some running practice tips and the story of HURT in the Aloha State. Last but not least we tracked down runner Gwen Dellar to tell us about being lost and alone in the desert – it is a cautionary tale.

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The Ice Man Cometh

Romanian endurance runner Tibi Useriu has won the 6633 Arctic Ultra for the second time.

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Epic Camí de Cavalls 360 2017 – results

The 2017 edition of the Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º on the island of Menorca took place last weekend, 10-12 March, with more than 150 entries and a change in date that brought the races forward to late winter rather than late summer, to make the most of the lower temperatures.

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Finding Gobi: The Film

First it was the press, then it was the book and now it is the big screen. Twentieth Century Fox Film are to make the film of Dion Leonard’s story of meeting a small, stray dog while running the Gobi ultra, falling in love and finally bringing her home.

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100K Training Plan

Can anyone recommend a good 100k training plan?

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Any suggestions for entry level trail marathon event in England?

Hi there Am looking for an entry level trail marathon in England. This will be my first one -any time 2 months from now onwards! Any suggestions welcome! Abby

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100k Pharaonic Race Cairo

Has anyone done/planning to do this race? The website and associated details of travel are not that helpful and I wondered if anyone has any experience with this race and organisers? Many thanks in anticipation!!

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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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The Christie charity

Join Team Christie for the Great Manchester Run 2017!

Two Distances, One Great Cause The famous Great Manchester Run is coming to the city once again on Sunday 28th May and we are looking for individuals to join Team Christie. With a 10k or brand new half marathon route available, there is a challenge for everyone, with every step you take helping us to get one step closer to a future without cancer. Need a place? We have a limited number of free places available, in return we ask you that you pledge to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship. You can register for your place here. (http://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity/get-involved/fundraise/events/running/great-manchester-run/ ) As a member of Team Christie, you will receive: A welcome pack A free Christie t-shirt Fundraising support and advice leading up to the race An unforgettable race day experience! We hope you can join us for one of Europe’s most popular 10k events and help us to revolutionise the fight against cancer.

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Ultra trail Stara planina 2017 - Serbia

Dear runners, you can check our video https://vimeo.com/154970792 Come and discover nature that shines its authentic beauty yet untouched by civilization. https://www.facebook.com/ultratrailstaraplanina/photos/a.163500323804307.1073741827.163497120471294/624934520994216/?type=1&theater http://ultrakleka.com/en/o-staroj-planini/ Cheers,

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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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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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