snow ultra

The Goods

Last updated: 27-Nov-18 By Seth Grotzke “Do you have the goods?” Our clandestine meeting had converged on a lonely section of single track behind the park. “You know the protocol. What’s the sign?” “Oh. Sorry.” I muttered. “The vert today is wicked.” “My mindful running is gelling with my mojo.” Came the reply. All clear. …

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7 articles on stress, fuels and injuries and first time advice

By Elsa Trujillo We have some great articles and podcasts for you this week. For your training advice, we have some recommendations to avoid taking your stress onto the tracks and some great pieces on how injuries can be prevented and how to adapt when they go ahead and happen anyway. For your nutrition needs, …

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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 workouts, training, hormones, mantras and broken bones

By Elsa Trujillo Training, training, training. The life of an ultra runner is all about the training. But sometimes, you can’t find the time or the energy. To help you along, this week we’ve found two articles to get you going when the training gets tough. Also, we have two great pieces of advice when …

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The search for the best running Instagrammer worldwide

Last updated: 08-Mar-19 By Kathryn Bullock Nominations are now open for the best Instagrammer, in the world of long distance running and ultras, to win the #RunUltraAward in association with Suunto. Enter your nominations in the comment box below. We know from our runner research that many of you have been increasingly using Instagram to share …

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7 articles on female physiology, disordered eating, support running and injuries

By Elsa Trujillo This week we have gender-specific articles with a couple of articles on female physiology and one on male eating disorders. There’s also a short piece on support runners and some great articles on ways to improve your running performance that don’t necessarily involve physical activity, it’s all in the mind. Finally, we …

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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.