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Round the Rock 2014

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Digby Ellis-Brecknell The weather had thankfully cooled from the previous week’s high temperatures and with a hint of rain in the air waiting Round the Rock runners were forced to wear jackets. No doubt some were wishing that they had remained in their warm beds! As race director I took my …

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The 2014 Five Islands Ultra

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Digby Ellis-Brecknell 9th May 2014 -Steam Clock, St Helier, Jersey Unfortunately due to adverse weather Uta Baird had not been able to make the start of the Five Islands Ultra and so would join the event in Guernsey. Shortly after 5am, the intrepid runners embarked along the coast road heading East …

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A brutal Midsummer eve

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Becky Russell This year’s midsummers night saw the second edition of the Brutal Enduro. Runners and Canicross athletes competed as teams, pairs and individuals to cover a 10km cross country course for 12 hours overnight and complete as many laps as possible. The event village had a real family feel and …

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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.