Review Tags: mountain ultra

Merrell Agility Peak 4

Last updated: 04-Aug-21 By Conrad Wild When I think of Merrell I think of lightweight hiking, trekking and outdoor ‘lifestyle’ shoes. I do not think of running shoes. So here I am with a pair of Merrell running shoes and I am pleasantly surprised! According to Merrell, this ‘cushioned, grippy trail runner is designed for …

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30South Trail RX Sunglasses Review

Last updated: 15-Apr-21 By Kate Allen 30South was conceived in 2014 and since then the founders Richard and James have been researching and working towards their goal to develop technical, performance eyewear that looks amazing and performs even better. The Trail RX are the sort of sunglasses that I associate with elite runners in the Alps …

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Aftershokz Aeropex Headphones

Last updated: 02-Apr-21 By Susie Chan Aftershokz launched their first headphones in 2012, and immediately they stood out from the crowd a little bit. Why? Because they use “Bone Conducting” technology. What does that mean? As Aftershokz put it, when you eat, the sounds of the crunching reaches your ears via vibrations in your cheek …

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Wodable Headbands on the Run

By Kate Allen When we were approached to do a review for Wodable Headbands, I wondered how on earth I was going to do a full review on them. It’s a great piece of kit but I could do the review in one sentence really. “Prevents hair and sweat from getting in your eyes”. But …

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CimAlp Waterproof Jacket Review

Last updated: 10-Feb-21 By Kate Allen When CimAlp got in touch with us at RunUltra, I immediately liked the look of the clothing and apparel they offered. The French based company was expanding into the UK market and offered our members an introductory discount last year. They sent us two jackets, which we’ve been reviewing …

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Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 Shoe Review

Last updated: 15-Feb-21 By Dan Stinton My running buddies glanced down at my feet and smirked at the colour trainers that adorned them.  Sparkling new without a speck of dirt, I was definitely sporting that “new trainer” look and with a rather striking purple upper the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 do stand out from the …

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SALOMON ADV SKIN 8 SET W REVIEW

Last updated: 14-May-19 By Kate Allen Salomon have brought out their first pack truly designed specifically for women and it’s a joy to see a design for us that hasn’t just been subjected to the “Shrink and Pink” attitude. I’ve always found vests are like handbags.  The more room you have, the more stuff you …

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Inov-8 ROCLITE 275 shoe review

Last updated: 30-Dec-19 By Fiona Outdoors The inov-8 ROCLITE 275 shoe is the newest addition to a collection of shoes that are created with graphene soles. Graphene is acclaimed as the world’s strongest material and is 200 times stronger than steel. Inov-8 has infused graphene into the rubber outsoles, making the studs stronger, more elastic …

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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.