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24-Mar-15

No swings in these parks… ultra running in national parks around the world

There's probably nothing quite like running the trails deep into the forest of some natural park or conservation area, with no concrete in sight and just the sound of birds and rustling leaves to cheer you on.

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16-Mar-15

What’s in an ultra name? Scary, furry, brutally honest or just plain weird ultra running event names…

We know you’ve run all over the place, far and wide, locally, nationally and even internationally. And we’re sure you’ve run some pretty peculiarly named events. Share them with us.

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27-Feb-15

Are you the stuff of legends?

In the distant past, in the absence of horses or homing pigeons, messengers carried the news of approaching armies, military victories and defeats or the death of kings. See how far you can run...

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20-Feb-15

Raindrops keep falling on my head... what's happening this Spring?

Run, rain, mud, run, rain, mud... surely not! Where are you running this spring? Here are our suggestions...

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05-Feb-15

A change of latitude for a new spring in your step?

How keen are you to run ultras in winter? Latitude and climate can completely change your ultra running experience between January and March.

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29-Jan-15

How do you get into UTMB and where on earth do you get UTMB points?

Each week we'll be highlighting some of our races that share key themes, for example the same type of terrain, format, season or region. Let us know if there's a specific type of ultra race you're most interested in. This week we travel the globe in search of UTMB points.

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10-Dec-14

The Tranquility Lake 50K

We could not have asked for better conditions for the Tranquility Lake 50K, the final race in the 2014 South-eastern Trial Series. Temperatures were in the mid-40s at the start with beautiful clear skies all day. Over 150 runners toed the line November 22nd for the 7:00 AM start at 10000-acre Oak Mountain State Park, in Pelham, Alabama, just south of Birmingham.

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18-Nov-14

The Iron Horse Ultra

Set in the beautiful Lakeland of Northern Alberta, the Iron Horse Ultra 100 is part of the Alberta Ultra Series. The race offers 100 miles of continuous trail. Whether you are racing solo or running as a team, this race offers a challenge to conquer the Iron Horse trail in the backcountry of the County of St. Paul.

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