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Your chance to win an Orange Mud Endurance Pack 4L– 3 winners to be picked

Last updated: 14-Aug-18 By Kathryn Bullock You have 3 chances to win this very solid piece of kit from Orange Mud in our latest prize draw. This pack was specially designed for trail running or mountain biking and carries a good volume of water for all running conditions with a choice of secure pockets for

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Montane / Polygiene Via Trail Series Event and interview with Debbie Martin-Consani

Last updated: 06-Nov-18 By Dan Stinton If you put silver into your clothes they’ll stop you smelling. That’s the take home message from today’s chemistry lesson at the Montane showroom close to Kendal in the Lake District.  We’re assembled here to check out the new Montane Via trail series which utilises Polygiene technology to reduce

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Win a pair of LEKI Micro Trail Pro poles in our Instagram photo contest

Last updated: 20-Mar-18 By Kathryn Bullock You have a chance to win a fabulous pair of LEKI Micro Trail Pro poles in our latest Instagram photo contest. This popular and well known brand of running poles is specifically developed for trail running as they are super light, hard wearing and strong with shafts made of

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Global - Virtual

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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.

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

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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

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.