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The Curse

By Seth Grotzke Here at RunUltra, as well as training and nutrition, kit and caboodle, we like to feature your Runners’ Stories and Seth sent us in a tale that we thought you could all relate to and enjoy. Take it away, Mr Grotzke… It is a story that has been liv...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/November-2017/The-Curse - 22 November 2017

Alice and the Lost City

By Seth Grotzke Sometimes opening your email inbox is like a kick to the stomach. However, on rare occasions it can be like opening a door into another world. When I opened my inbox and saw an email from Alice, I knew it would be the latter. The subject line was “Her...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/January-2021/Alice-and-the-Lost-City - 21 January 2021

How to Write a Race Report… and tell other lies

By Seth Grotzke Race reports are traps. Once you read one you begin to hear a little voice in the back of your mind that says, “You could run that race.” With every additional race report the voice gets louder and soon you have convinced yourself that it is the...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/October-2018/How-to-Write-a-Race-Report-and-tell-other-lies - 23 October 2018

Altra Superior 4.0

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-shoes/Altra-Superior-4-0 - 17 April 2019

Ultra Running New Year’s Resolutions with a Difference

By Seth Grotzke Most lists of New Year’s Resolutions are fairly similar. There is the standard “eat healthier,” “exercise more,” and “be more mindful.” But many ultra runners find it difficult to write up a list of resolutions that is worthy of sticking to the cubi...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/January-2018/Ultra-Running-New-Year-s-Resolutions-with-a-Differ - 03 January 2018

Running the Camino

By Seth Grotzke Growing up, the most frequently used phrase while doing any type of outdoor activity with my father was “It gets better ahead.” Normally it was utilized when it assuredly would not get better ahead. I believe the idea was to give a psychological boost...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/August-2020/Running-the-Camino - 25 August 2020

Three ultra cool ultra looks…

By Seth Grotzke ( Editor’s warning: read with your tongue firmly in your cheek ) Race season is upon us and I have been itching to pull out my favorite accessories for race day. When I race, I want to make sure I utilise these three non-negotiable items in order ...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/May-2018/Three-ultra-cool-ultra-looks - 03 May 2018

Outhouses and Running

By Seth Grotzke The desire to run fast is probably universal. I don’t hear many people talking about their worst times, the “Slowest Known Time”, or how they were able to turn a short run around the park into an all night search and rescue. (Although, now come to thi...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/September-2020/Outhouses-and-Running - 17 September 2020

Staring Down the Barrel of Bear Spray

By Seth Grotzke Running in the Rocky Mountains brings its own set of challenges. Sure, everyone knows that you have to prepare for guardia, rattle snakes, and grizzly bears. That is why we regularly run with water purification tables, a simple first aid kit, and bear...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/December-2020/Starring-Down-the-Barrel-of-Bear-Spray - 20 December 2020

The Runner’s Tan

By Seth Grotzke There is a little game I like to play every summer. It is called “Chase the Runner’s Tan.” It is a simple diversion with relatively few rules that’s geared toward pigment-deficient individuals such as myself. The game normally begins on your fir...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/August-2018/The-Runner-s-Tan - 21 August 2018

Osprey Duro 15

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-packs-vests/Osprey-Duro-15 - 20 March 2019

Scarpa Spin RS8 Review

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-shoes/Scarpa-Spin-RS8-Review - 26 April 2018

Dynafit Transalper Light 3L Jacket Review

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Jackets/Dynafit-Transalper-Light-3L-Jacket-Review - 22 October 2018

Top Reviews June 2017

By Luke Jarmey We’re pleased to announce our top reviews for June. So congratulations to Seth Grotzke who will receive a pack of 33Shake Chia Energy Gels . 101 KM Peregrinos - Spain Seth Grotzke ( @scquest ) delivers a fantastically humorous, and ever-so-s...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/July-2017/Top-Reviews-June-2017 - 24 July 2017

Dynafit Ultra Pro Shoe Review

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-shoes/Dynafit-Ultra-Pro-Shoe-Review - 23 October 2018

Dynafit Ultra Pro Pole Review

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-equipment/Dynafit-Ultra-Pro-Pole-Review - 14 February 2019


https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-packs-vests/Dynafit-ULTRA-PRO-15-BACKPACK - 07 May 2019

Columbia Montrail Caldorado™ III UTMB Limited Edition shoe review

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Running-gear/Running-shoes/Caldorado-III-UTMB-Limited-Edition-shoe-review - 28 May 2018

Ultra runners don’t fall for click-bait…

By Seth Grotzke Click-bait articles are big business for this one reason, spammers know we are drawn to promises of virtual satisfaction. The fact that we are consistently underfulfilled only makes us more desperate. What I have done in this post is list the top ...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/January-2018/Ultra-runners-don-t-fall-for-click-bait - 31 January 2018

How to deal with those akward running questions at Christmas

By Seth Grotzke The holiday season is upon us, and for ultra runners this can provide some unique challenges. The endless supply of desserts and obligatory family lounging are not the issue, it is rather those niggling questions that will inevitably arise. Ther...

https://www.runultra.co.uk/Articles/December-2017/How-to-deal-with-those-akward-running-questions-at - 09 December 2017