Review Tags: trail running hydration

Camelbak Women’s Zephyr Vest

By Sarah Cooke A running vest that can hold sufficient water to get you between checkpoints or through your long run which also has space for everything on your kit list is an important item for most ultra runners. I tried a few different ones when I first started running long distances but have been …

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The Kendal Mint Company

Last updated: 02-Oct-20 By Stuart Leaney. My first (and only experience) of Kendal mint cake was my Dad giving it to me whilst on a family walking holiday in the Lake District. It was wet and I was a grumpy teenager and I’m not sure if he gave it to me as an energy boost …

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Dynafit ULTRA PRO 15 BACKPACK

By Seth G After my first run in this vest I told my wife, “I can just get rid of my other running vests I have accumulated over the years. I won’t be needing them any more.” Dynafit has created a go-to vest for anyone running in the mountains, and their special touches demonstrate that …

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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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Osprey Duro 15

By Seth Grotzke Finding the right pack is like trying to find the perfect porridge… except there are no bears threatening to show up. If you are looking for a pack in the 10-20 litre range, the Osprey Duro 15 is a great option for all-day treks in the mountains or multi-day running excursions. The …

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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.