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31-Jul-17

Montane Lakeland 100 and Lakeland 50

These two races have to be considered amongst the most popular on the UK race calendar. They combine those absolute essentials for ultra runners: hardship, stunning countryside and a huge community feel. The Lakeland ethos is summed up in their Twitter hashtag, #lakelandfamily.

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17-Jul-17

Race to the Stones 2017 results

This weekend saw a bunch of brave hearts take on the Ridgeway for the 100km Race to the Stones. The main event is a 100km non-stop, fully-supported race along the oldest path in Britain, the Ridgeway.

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13-Jul-17

Badwater winners 2017

Badwater 135 is one of THE legendary races on the calendar. The conditions make it one of the toughest, and each year it delivers outstanding results. 96 runners (out of the maximum 100) were there at the start in Death Valley this year.

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11-Jul-17

RunUltra Race Awards – We have some surprise winners

A big thank you to those of you who took part in our #RunUltraRace Awards. We have some real surprises and the results show that even lesser well known ultra races with the right level of marketing and runner support can make a big splash in the ultra running world.

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11-Jul-17

Kenyan runner outruns bear

An elite runner from Kenya, who was out on a training run in the woods near his home in Maine, USA, was faced with two charging black bears. He saved his life by outrunning them in a fast and furious sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover.

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10-Jul-17

Andorra Ultra Trail 2017 results

Set at the beginning of the European summer mountain running season, the Andorra Ultra Trail – Vallnord mountain running festival took place last weekend in this small country in the heart of the Pyrenees. The five-day running festival features four ultra race distances and one mountain marathon. 2017 was the inaugural run of their longest event: Eufòria.

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05-Jul-17

Drama galore in the IAU 24 Hour World Championships

Ultra running is a strange thing, we all know that, but one of the special strains of madness it encompasses is the 24-hour race. This year, the IAU 24 Hour World Championships were held in Belfast in Northern Ireland. It is a simple premise: run as far as you can in 24 hours, but behind that premise is a world of pain and determination.

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