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19-Sep-17

Crewing the CCC

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is the biggest mountain race of the year and attracts the best ultra runners in the world. UTMB is a week-long festival of ultra running that includes different events. James Eacott describes his experience crewing for one of them, the CCC (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) for ultra runner, Kerry Sutton.

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18-Apr-17

The Marathon des Sables 2017 Race Report

The 32nd edition of the Marathon des Sables (MDS) produced a score of heroic tales. Every person who takes on this race is a champion, everyone who finishes it knows the satisfaction of achieving the often impossible. It is a challenge which will find your weak points and show you to yourself. Six stages of self-sufficient running across the great and forbidding Sahara desert.

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28-Mar-17

All you will ever need to know to run the MDS

It is one of the iconic ultras on the racing calendar, the Marathon des Sables, a 250km self-sufficient stage race across the desert. From that first decision to sign up, through the agony of training and preparing, right up to just before the race itself when you are panicking about what to pack, and how to get your head in the right space, we have the answers.

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20-Mar-17

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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09-Feb-17

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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13-Dec-16

Ultra runner highlights of Kendal Mountain Festival - part two

For the uninitiated this festival is a must go long weekend event for the mountain junkie. The festival runs every mid November and has attracted visitors, speakers and film makers from around the world. According to the locals it gets bigger and more popular every year.

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07-Dec-16

Ultra runner highlights of Kendal Mountain Festival - part one

The festival is held in the small pretty town of Kendal, strategically placed at the entrance to the Lake District with a strong closely knit community of fell runners and mountain bike enthusiasts. I wasn’t sure what to expect, never having been before, but I enjoyed the vibe. This is the first of a two-part series on the highlights of the festival so do look out for Part 2 – coming soon.

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16-Nov-16

The Scottish Ultra Running Scene

The UK is blessed with a huge variety of trail and ultra routes right across the country. Arguably, though, if you want to experience the wildest, toughest, roughest, wettest, most spectacular running in Britain, you will be signing up for one or more of the great Scottish ultras.

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15-Sep-16

6 Jungle ultras you just have to try

Mountains? Tick. Desert? Tick. 100milers? Tick. Snow and Ice? Tick. Multi stage? Tick. This is where your crazed, travelling ultra runner starts to scratch their head as they look round for a new challenge. Look no further.

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27-Aug-16

The Power and the Glory: UTMB Wrap Up

UTMB is the ultra running world's iconic race. 170km around the beautiful Mont-Blanc, with 10,000m of climbing, it extracts a toll on all who dare to try it. Here we look at this year's race.

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