Ultra running

woman under finishing line on beach

The keys 100 race report

6:39am, one minute after sunrise, and it was 82ºF/ 28°C. I started the Keys100 from outside Divers Direct in Key Largo with 100 miles and 40 bridges of the Florida Keys ahead of me. There were no aid stations this year so I was reliant upon my husband Matthew, my solo crew although very experienced …

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man on floor overwhelmed after a race

The UK’s 200 mile man completes gruelling 250 mile run for Charity

Scott Jenkins is fast becoming known as the UK’s 200 Mile Man. Readers may have read of Scott’s countless endeavours over the years, from running 2000 miles from Boston to Austin, to setting a new British course record at last years’ Moab 240 and becoming the second only Welshman to run Badwater 135 alongside his brother.  …

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A Race of many firsts

A reflection on the inaugural Pennine Bridleway – Trail Challenge Editors Preface The Pennine Bridleway roughly follows the Pennine Way but is accessible to horses and bicycles too. It has its own unique character and the race runs the 270km length in a 100 hour time limit.  Knowing the organiser Stu Westfield from previous events, …

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running the brathay 10in10

The Brathay 10in10 is one of Brathay Trust’s biggest fundraising events annually, raising invaluable funds to support their work improving the life chances of young people. We look in some more detail, with insight from multiple 10in10 completer Malc Collins and first time 10in10’er Chris Littlewood. Who & When Later this year 22 determined runners …

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mountains

ultra-trail snowdonia by utmb: the UK’s only UTMB World Series Event!

Looking for an ultra that goes above and beyond what you thought the UK could offer? Do you love to run ultra distances through simply breath-taking scenery, over beautiful, technical mountain trails? Are you looking for an event that is truly Alpine-scale in nature? You’ve come to the right place… UTS is the UK’s answer to other big mountain European …

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The Kilimanjaro trail run

A World-Class Event and a Force for Good Two days and four races to promote sustainable tourism on Africa’s tallest mountain This September, the Kilimanjaro Trail Run (KTR) will offer four high-altitude races over two days on Africa’s tallest mountain. Mount Kilimanjaro is a beacon directing our attention toward climate change, deforestation, and the need …

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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

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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.