Western States 100

A Chat with Mark Hammond: Western States 100 Podium, Mountain Adventures and Racing

Last updated: 15-Nov-18 By Luke Jarmey Recently blitzing his way into a 3rd place in the mighty Western States 100, Mark Hammond is a name which we’re going to hear a lot more of going forward. Though a reasonably late starter to running, Mark comes from a strong ski touring and climbing background and has

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7 videos and articles on trail running, perseverance, motivation, heartbreak and vegan food

Last updated: 14-Mar-19 By Elsa Trujillo We know you enjoy our selection of articles and watch our videos, so this week we’ve made a combo of things to read and watch. We have videos on the new Transgrancanaria distance, an inspiring Western States tale and a glimpse of some amazing running trails in Oregon’s Pacific

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7 videos on Sisu, Iran, effective practice, film trailers and Hawaii

Last updated: 14-Mar-19 By Elsa Trujillo At RunUltra we celebrate male and female ultra runners from around the world. This week on the tail of last week’s International Women’s Day, we bring you the feats of some extraordinary women ultra runners from New Zealand, Sweden and the US. Also some running practice tips and the

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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.

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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.

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

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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.

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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.