Skyrunning World Series

Jasmin Paris Interview: Mountains, Miles and Motherhood

Last updated: 15-Nov-18 By Luke Jarmey Skyrunner Extreme Series World Champion, Bob Graham Round record… the list goes on. Jasmin Paris is a world class ultra runner with an impressive array of accolades to her name. We have a chat about all this racing triumph, but also a more recent endeavour, motherhood and how that’s […]

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Win for Jornet and battle royal for the women as Scotland hosts Skyrunning World Championships

By Alice Morrison What a weekend it was in the Highlands of Scotland! For the first time, Scotland hosted the biennial Skyrunning World Championships. Scotland was chosen by the governing body, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) because, “we wanted to choose a location with terrain that is different,” said ISF president Marino Giacometti. “Scotland also

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Skyrunning World Series & OCR World Champion Jonathan Albon talks to RunUltra

Last updated: 06-Nov-18 By Luke Jarmey A master of multiple disciplines, British runner Jonathan Albon, is one of the biggest names in endurance racing. If a string of OCR Worlds weren’t enough, he’s now the recently crowned 2017 Skyrunning Overall World Series Winner. Read on to find out how the heck he does it all.

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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.

Endurance - Multi-activity

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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).

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.