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Jeff Browning breaks course record at the 100-mile Tarawera Ultramarathon

Last updated: 14-Feb-19 By Dan Stinton It’s been a very busy week in the Rotorua area of New Zealand with the Tarawera Ultramarathon festivities kicking-off on Wednesday 6th Feb with a Race Director’s BBQ.  What a fantastic way to start an ultra! The course features lakes, rivers, farmland, forests and waterfalls and is an area

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Graglia becomes first Italian to win Badwater 135 Ultramarathon

By Alice Morrison Michele Graglia has taken the coveted first place at this year’s Badwater 135 Ultramarathon with a finishing time of 24:51:47. He is the first Italian ever to take the title and there was some pretty fine rejoicing from the Italian community. This was from williamdaroit on Facebook: “VITTORIA!!!  Michele Graglia vince la

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Henriette and Jonathan Albon win the Scafell Sky Race

By Alice Morrison
 Married couple Henriette and Jonathan Albon took the women’s and men’s titles today at the Scafell Sky Race (SSR). SSR is a 42km skyrunning race with 3,000m of ascent on the challenging, often nightmarish, terrain of the Lake District National Park in the UK. The race goes over England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike (978m).  SSR has been

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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).

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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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

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Very little change < 500 metres

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