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17-Feb-16

Runner's story: Owain Thomas and the #YOLO7dayUltra challenge

Luke Jarmey from RunUltra is always on the look out for new stories to share with the community. He came across Owain Thomas’s story of the #YOLO7dayUltra and wanted to find out more.

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07-Dec-15

Runner’s Story: Liz Tunna

Liz Tunna was feeling fat and run down, so she started running, lost 4 ½ stone, faced some related problems with eating but overcame them and forged ahead to running success. She is now a Guinness World Record Holder.

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14-Oct-15

Lakes in a Day 2015

What an epic day in the English Lakes. We all know what an amazing part of the world it is, however, far too often, the jewel of the UK is often shrouded in a layer of mist, clag and yes; rain! Not for the 2015 ‘Lakes in a Day.’ Ian Corless takes us through it.

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29-Sep-15

Top 10 ultras for beginners

Top ten lists for Ultras are always thorny, but for beginners it is even more so, as you have to factor in distance, continuous v multi-day, terrain and navigation. I (Alice Morrison) am definitely well-qualified as a beginner and slow runner, but I felt I needed some help so I brought in the big guns and consulted the ultra running community. Here is what we came up with. Please, do log in http://www.runultra.co.uk/Join-Run-Ultra and leave your comments as I am SURE we have missed off some corkers...

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16-Sep-15

The Lakes Sky Ultra

Ian Corless takes us through the race. It’s a 50km route that starts and finishes in the iconic English Lakeland town of Ambleside. If you don’t like rain, wind and slick rock .....look away now!

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07-Sep-15

The 2015 Salomon Glen Coe Skyline

Every now and then, a race comes along that makes everyone stop, look and think, “Is that possible?” Just one year ago, Shane Ohly from Ourea Events, with the aid and careful planning of Gary Tompsett, came up with the idea to put on the ultimate Skyrunning event, and to do it in the UK! The Dolomites, the Alps and the Pyrenees make the perfect playground for a mountain extravaganza, as we have seen from races like the epic Trofeo Kima and Ice Trail Tarentaise. Many said, “Skyrunning in the UK? Really?”

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21-Jul-15

A day in the life of: A Race Director - Dave Urwin

They are the men and women who make the magic happen. The race is their baby and like any parent they love and cherish it. But what does it take to make that Ultra race a reality? Dave Urwin talks us through his day as race director of the Ham & Lye 50k/100k.

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29-Oct-14

The 3x3 80km

The rain had been torrential for almost 12-hours. It was the type of rain that could hurt as it hit you; yes it was that hard. If you are wrapped up in bed the noise of the ‘pitter-patter’ as it hits your roof and windows can actually be quite therapeutic and relaxing. However, as runners assembled at 0400 in Keswick for the start of the inaugural 3x3 80km race in the heart of the English Lakes, therapeutic was the last thing on their minds.

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