Review Tags: ultra nutrition

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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Hard Bar Review

Last updated: 19-Mar-19 By Luke Jarmey Conceived, born and bred in perhaps the capital of all things mountain, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Hard Bar is a relatively new nutrition brand that is gaining some delicious momentum amongst the endurance and mountain communities. Promising all natural, organic, vegan ingredients with no added sugar; I was intrigued to find out …

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Purition shakes review

Last updated: 16-Aug-18 By James Eacott Steve Diederich reviewed Purition shakes a couple of years ago, but the company is growing fast and we were keen to see how the products have developed. Purition makes a firm stance in the supplement market by using only natural ingredients – be it nuts, seeds, whey protein and …

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10 running Christmas Gifts for Him

Last updated: 16-Aug-18 By James Eacott It’s early December and #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday have passed. Like us, you’re probably still searching for those last (or first!) few Christmas presents. Show your love (or at least mild appreciation) for the ultra running man in your life with a gift this Christmas. Below we’ve detailed 10 Perfect …

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33Shake Endurance Nutrition Review

Last updated: 02-Aug-18 By James Eacott I’ll be honest: despite being an endurance athlete for 10 years now, and having tried most nutrition products available, I hadn’t heard about 33Shake Endurance Nutrition until they started sponsoring the monthly Race Review competitions on RunUltra, and so it’s with impartial eyes and an unbiased palate that I …

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Top Herd Review

Last updated: 16-Aug-18 By Alice Morrison I spotted Top Herd on Twitter and got in touch to ask if I could review their products because, like so many runners, I am often desperate for a snack that is not sugary when I am out on a long day. Too often, I pack my food carefully …

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Arbonne Review

Last updated: 16-Aug-18 By Rin Cobb Arbonne is a skincare and nutrition company that prides itself on using plant-based ingredients. Along with its standard nutrition range it also has a Phytosport range targeted at athletes to help support their performance so ‘naturally’ I was intrigued to find out more when some samples rocked up at …

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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.