Review Tags: 100 mile races

Man running on snow covered mountains

VJ Ultra Review

Formed in 1981, VJ is the outcome of decades of footwear craftsmanship, hailing from the small town of Orivesi in the dense forests of central Finland. You may know them as an obstacle racing shoe, promoted by Jonathon Albon but there’s more to the brand. Their shoes have helped many athletes in various all-terrain sports …

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inov-8 Parkclaw G 280

I’ll put my hands up & say that before this, I’d never worn inov-8 so I was trying out a new shoe and a new brand. Sometimes you pull on something new & know immediately it’s not for you. Thankfully that didn’t happen here. Despite the huge difference in stack height & heel to toe …

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Woman running up a grassy hill

Rab skyline Shorts and Tee

RunUltra was sent some samples to test from the recently launched Rab Skyline range. Rab traditionally have been designing clothes for climbing and mountaineering, and although many pieces were great for runners, this is the first time they are specifically designed for mountain running. What they say  “Running in the mountains demands self- sufficiency, and …

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Soar UTR Top

Reviewed by Stuart “tighter than a duck’s ass” Leaney Value for money is not about achieving the lowest price. It is about achieving the optimum combination of cost and quality. I own 17 running tops, 16 of them were free, the other purchased by my wife for my birthday. My favourite running shorts cost £10, I’ve …

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Higher State Soil Shaker 2

Soil Shaker by Higher State are a budget trail running shoe designed for the muddiest of conditions. We put the latest version to the test on the boggy Peak District fells. First Impressions The Soil Shakers look quite chunky and certainly aren’t the lightest trail / fell shoe on the market; my pair of size …

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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.