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Sports Bras Review

Last updated: 08-Nov-18 By Alice Morrison  I am a normal-sized woman when it comes to my chest – a 38B – in fact that may even be relatively small as the average UK woman’s chest size is now 36D or DD. Be that as it may, by ultra running average woman standards, I am massively …

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Jetboil MicroMo review

Last updated: 24-Oct-18 By Luke Jarmey Much like Hoover in the venerable world of vacuum cleaners, Jetboil is a brand synonymous with the all-in-one camping stove system. Being runners we’re obsessed with weight savings and I for one, have often plumped for the usually lighter but less efficient and less easy to use stand-alone mini …

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Montane Via Trail Series review

Last updated: 16-Aug-18 By Dan Stinton  Time has flown since I was lurking around the Montane showroom in Kendal checking out the new Montane Via Trail series earlier in the year. We’ve survived another beast from the east, I ran the Oldham Way Ultra in training just in case I didn’t get to do 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.