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21-Oct-15

Q&A Rob Young - MarathonManUK no.2

Thanks for doing another Q&A with us Rob and congratulations on all these achievements. To put it mildly, you’re quite the extreme endurance collector now. In particular, your World Record of 370 marathons in a year!

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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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26-Aug-15

Ten things you need to know about UTMB

It is that time of the year again, the Tour de France of ultra running is taking place. The Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc is a single stage mountain ultra marathon. It takes place in the Alps, across France, Italy and Switzerland. Alice Morrison has put together ten things you need to know, before you strap on your trail shoes and get running, or qualifying.

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25-Aug-15

10 Best Ultras!

In honour of our anniversary, the team at RunUltra got together to compile the list of what we think are the ten best ultras in the world. It was a lot of fun doing it, and there was some pretty fierce debate. So, here goes...

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25-Aug-15

RunUltra, one year on - Interview with Steve Diederich, founder

RunUltra is a year old and to celebrate our birthday, we thought we would talk to the man behind it, Steve Diederich. Steve is a longstanding supporter of the ultra community, as an event organiser and supporter. He has been there, done it and got the T-shirt (and a wristband if you are really lucky). So, why did he set up www.RunUltra.co.uk and how does he think it is going? Here he shares his passion for the sport with us, and tells us why he does what he does.

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20-Apr-15

An interview with Rob Young, MarathonManUK

If you think 7 marathons in 7 days is hard.. How about a marathon a day for a whole year? Meet Rob Young aka MarathonManUK who attempted his first marathon last April, and quite literally hasn’t stopped since. With a world record nearly in his grasp we catch up with Rob to find out more about his incredible challenge.

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08-Apr-15

An interview with William Sichel

One of the most esteemed runners we have had so far for our 'Ultra of the Month Q&A’, William Sichel is a pure legend of ultra running. An international British and Scottish athlete, he has set multiple world records at various distances. Read on for an inspiring insight into this great runner.

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31-Mar-15

He must be 'crackers! - Part Two

In part one if this article Ian Corless talked to James about his journey from rowing to Olympic Champion to South Pole adventurer and how he ended up competing in the MDS. In part two we feature his experiences in the Marathon des Sables in 2010 and his tips for those taking part in April 2015 or planning to take part in the race in future years. James also shares his plans for 2015: in June will be taking part in the South African Richtersveld Wildrun and in July he returns to Death Valley for the Badwater 135.

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31-Mar-15

He must be 'crackers'! - Part One

“It will be nice to go back to Death Valley and put some demons to rest… I need to square the circle and move on. I don’t want my life to be defined by winning two gold medals. I don’t want my life to be defined by being the guy who got hit on the head by a truck!  I refuse, I will choose my path and I will not be pigeon holded. I will create my path.” – James Cracknell

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02-Mar-15

An interview with Marshall Ulrich

Marshall Ulrich has run more than 120 ultra marathons averaging over 125 miles each. He has completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and climbed the ‘Seven Summits’ all on his first attempts. Is he, ‘the ultimate endurance athlete?’

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