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No swings in these parks… ultra running in national parks around the world

Last updated: 16-Nov-16 By Elsa Trujillo There’s probably nothing quite like running the trails deep into the forest of some natural park or conservation area, with no concrete in sight and just the sound of birds and ruffling leaves to cheer you on. According to Wikipedia, the main idea behind national parks is the conservation […]

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What’s in an ultra name? Scary, furry, brutally honest or just plain weird ultra running event names…

Last updated: 19-Jul-18 By Elsa Trujillo We know you’ve run all over the place, far and wide, locally, nationally and even internationally. And we’re sure you’ve run some pretty peculiarly named events. Share them with us. The RunUltra Team has selected a few to get the ball rolling. Here they are: United Kingdom Names don’t

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Raindrops keep falling on my head… what’s happening this Spring?

Last updated: 16-Nov-16 By Elsa Trujillo UK Spring races Spring is almost upon us and for the UK this means a variety of descriptions in weather channels and reports: glorious, dismal, explosive cyclogenesis, dry overnight or mild temperatures. And a fair amount of mud out in the countryside. Whatever your favourite weather for running or

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How do you get into UTMB and where on earth do you get UTMB points?

Last updated: 05-Mar-18 By Elsa Trujillo As many of you know, the last weekend in August 2015 is set for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) event that includes five different single-stage time-limited events around Chamonix. The star event is the UTMB itself, held over two days and covering 170 kilometres around Mont Blanc

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A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

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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

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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).

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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

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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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

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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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

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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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

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.