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15-Nov-17

The 2017 Everest Trail Race is over

What a race! Every year, those of us who are not in the Himalayas look on enviously as the pictures of this magnificent event come through. Breath-taking in every way, the Everest Trail Race has 25 km of cumulative ascent over its six-day course, yes, you read that right, 25,000 metres of climbing.

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14-Nov-17

Top Reviews October 2017

We’re pleased to announce our top reviews for October. So, congratulations to Helen Pickford (@runpeaks). Who will receive a pack of 33Shake Chia Energy Gels.

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14-Nov-17

Speed Records on Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro - A Chat with Fernanda Maciel

f speed records on Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro don’t tickle your adventure running taste buds, we don’t know what will! Join us as we dive into an interview with, one of the greatest female mountain and ultra-runners currently gracing this planet’s vertically-inclined surface, Fernanda Maciel.

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18-Oct-17

The 5 toughest stage races

I thought choosing the  toughest single-stage ultras was hard, but it turns out that selecting the toughest stage races is even more difficult. Not as difficult as running them, obviously! The problem is trying to compare them: mountains v jungle, desert v glaciers.

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17-Oct-17

The Legendary Lazarus Lake and the Barkley Marathons

The word “legend” gets tossed about quite freely in ultra running circles, with good cause, as the feats people undertake are often magnificent. Lazarus Lake is definitely in that pantheon. He is a true original, the man who created the toughest ultra in the world, The Barkley Marathons.

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11-Oct-17

Top Reviews September 2017

We’re pleased to announce our top reviews for September. So congratulations to Seth Grotzke (@scquest). Who will receive a pack of 33Shake Chia Energy Gels.

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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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23-Aug-17

UTMB 2017 Preview

It is that time of year again when the determined and the speedy gather together in Chamonix to take part in the biggest mountain running event of the year, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

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23-Aug-17

The 7 toughest single-stage ultra races in the world

Before I commit my first word to paper, I am imagining the sighs, tuts and social media condemnation I am about to face for daring to choose the toughest single-stage ultras in the world. In truth, this is a very flexible list and I am hoping it will start a debate and I will be able to revise and increase it, as runners let me know why Tor des Geants is actually quite easy compared to …….

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22-Aug-17

A Chat with Mark Hammond: Western States 100 Podium, Mountain Adventures and Racing

Recently blitzing his way into a 3rd place in the mighty Western States 100, Mark Hammond is a name which we’re going to hear a lot more of going forward. Though a reasonably late starter to running, Mark comes from a strong ski touring and climbing background and has already notched up over a dozen wins. We had a chat to learn more about his background, his fantastic race at the Western States and his future plans.

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