Skyrunner World Series

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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Ultra Pirineu and Skyrunner ® World Series world championship results

Last updated: 19-Jul-18 By Elsa Trujillo In the 2016 three-day edition, 831 runners from 50 countries set out from the Ultra Pirineu start line in the medieval town of Bagà (Barcelona). The ultra has a total ascent of 6,800m and was the final race in the 2016 Skyrunner ® World Series. The event also includes

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Jasmin Paris and Jonathan Albon crowned Extreme Series Champions

By Alice Morrison After a great weekend of Skyrunning in the Scottish Highlands, Jasmin Paris and Jonathan Albon have won the 2016 Salomon Glen Coe Skyline™. The race is the final one in the three-race Skyrunner® World Extreme Series which Paris and Albon also won overall. The 55km course with 4750m of vertical height gain

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The Green Mamba becomes a qualifying race for 2016 Skyrunning World Championships

Last updated: 02-Jun-17 By Alice Morrison Skyrunning continues to attract new participants and collect new races. This latest qualifying race is the Ingeli Skymarathon which is in its third year. It is near Koksand in KwaZulu Natal and has been officially named qualifying race for the upcoming Skyrunning World Championships, which will take place in

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

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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.

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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.