Review Tags: ultra running kit

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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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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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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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CimAlp Waterproof Jacket Review

Last updated: 10-Feb-21 By Kate Allen When CimAlp got in touch with us at RunUltra, I immediately liked the look of the clothing and apparel they offered. The French based company was expanding into the UK market and offered our members an introductory discount last year. They sent us two jackets, which we’ve been reviewing …

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Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 Shoe Review

Last updated: 15-Feb-21 By Dan Stinton My running buddies glanced down at my feet and smirked at the colour trainers that adorned them.  Sparkling new without a speck of dirt, I was definitely sporting that “new trainer” look and with a rather striking purple upper the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 do stand out from the …

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Manta Foam Roller Review

By Kate Allen When the Manta Foam Roller first arrived in the post I had mixed feelings about it. It looked very smart and came in smart packaging, but the ridges on it made me feel faint at the thought of rolling my delicate quads. In the past I have suffered hugely with a bad …

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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.