depression

7 articles on running and managing mental health and stress

By Elsa Trujillo For International Stress Awareness Week (5th – 9th November), we’ve collated a series of articles dealing with different aspects of mental health and ultra running. Some articles are from ultra runners in our RunUltra team, such as Sarah Cooke and Alice Morrison, and our favourite coach Andy Mouncey; and we’ve found a …

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7 articles on the blues, nausea, short runs, nutrition and altitude sickness

By Elsa Trujillo For many of us the summer is nearly over but, of course, the running never stops. This week our articles deal with bad things that can happen during a race, such as nausea and altitude sickness and some that happen after the race, like post-race blues. On the physical aspect of things …

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7 articles on volcanic islands, heart training, injuries, positivity, ageing and ultranoia

Last updated: 24-Aug-18 By Elsa Trujillo This week we bring you a balanced selection of articles that dwell on the physical and the psychological aspect of running. As an appetizer, we’ve found this great inspirational video of running a classic Portuguese event that combines mountain and sea level running. On the body side of this …

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7 articles on depression, training stress, heart, mind and knees

Last updated: 24-Aug-18 By Elsa Trujillo This week our selection of web articles comes full of body parts. In the best possible sense, of course. For this body & mind selection we’ve chosen an article on training stress and how to use it to your advantage, how trail running can aid in fighting depression, an …

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for

Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Brutal

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

Suitable for

Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

Suitable for

Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.