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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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Rab Alpha Flux jacket

Last updated: 23-Jan-19 By Fiona Outdoors A lightweight insulated jacket is a great item of kit for ultra runners. It can be used during a run for an extra layer of warmth, especially when it’s cold or windy, or stored in a rucksack for such times when you might need it, perhaps when stopping for …

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Women’s BaseLayer Review

Last updated: 17-Aug-18 By Alice Morrison and Fiona Outdoors Base layers are great under another layer for winter and on their own for a brisk spring morning. I tried out three of the best and then Fiona Outdoors tried out a fourth. All performed well on the trails. Photo credit: Salomon.com. Salomon Primo Warm long …

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Baselayer group test review

Last updated: 17-Aug-18 By Dan Stinton As I hurl a snowball at my friend Dave and watch it land perfectly inside his hood, the last thing on my mind is how cold it is. Minutes earlier our legs had been disappearing without warning into the snow, resulting in involuntary swearing and immediate laughter from the …

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Rab Flashpoint Jacket review

Last updated: 17-Aug-18 By Luke Jarmey Ultra-lightweight waterproof shells are definitely at the sexier end of running products. Why is this? Well, it’s kinda strange really, as it is something you don’t necessarily wear that often. But with a large portion of our running taking place on remote trails, within the turmoil of inclement weather …

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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.