Review Tags: ultra marathon

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Osprey Duro 6 Review

Could you all please locate your C7 vertebrae and measure between that and your iliac crest? Done? Now you know which size Osprey Duro pack you’ll need. Simple.  There is more information on how to locate these body parts on the Osprey website: it’s between the bony bump at the base of your neck and …

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Voom Nutrition Review

I was recently sent a taster pack of Pocket Rocket Energy Bars from Voom. Each taster box has three pocket rocket bars which are vegan and gluten free and a recovery fudge bar. Electro Energy Bar 40g of carbohydrate & 160kcal in a solid energy bar. Unique 4 block design aids stomach comfort as energy …

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Suunto 9 Peak

Having only ever used Garmin devices in the past, both for running and on the bike, I was interested to see how I got along with the Suunto 9 Peak. I would say I’m a bit of technophobe and my requirements from a GPS device are that I want ease of use and accurate data.  …

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adidas Terrex Agravic Ultra

I’ve never worn adidas shoes before so when Sportsshoes asked RunUltra to review the new adidas Terrex Agravic Ultra trail running shoes, I jumped at the chance to try them. These shoes are eye-catching, not only in their colours but in the sturdy build and lug size, which always attracts a trail runner. Features Price – £159.99 at Sportsshoes …

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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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La Sportiva Cyklon Shoe Review

“I can’t wait to get some mud on these!” was my initial thought when I opened the box to a bright yellow pair of La Sportiva Cyklon. As their name would suggest, they seem to have taken inspiration from the cycling world and utilise the BOA fit system. Excuse me for jumping straight into 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.