Review Tags: ultra running shorts

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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CEP Run Shorts 3.0 review

Last updated: 17-Aug-18 By Fiona Outdoors CEP sell running socks, knee sleeves, shorts, tights and tops. I confess I was not familiar with this European brand until I tried the new Run Shorts 3.0. (There are also long tights and three-quarter tights in this range.) CEP say their tights and shorts are “designed to promote …

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Craft women’s summer running kit review: Habit top, Breakaway jacket, Essential 5” shorts

Last updated: 16-Aug-18 By Alice Morrison Summer running is here with its focus on cool, sweat-wicking kit and enough thin layers to keep you warm when the temperature drops. I tried out a trio by CRAFT: a vest top, shorts and lightweight jacket. This kit came in at a very reasonable price and so I …

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Ripl Inspire Running Wear review

Last updated: 17-Aug-18 By Dan Stinton Life is all about spreading the love, right? Ripl have certainly embraced the idea with their Inspire Range intended to encourage others to either start, or keep, running by putting in place “The Ripl Effect”. The concept is, with every purchase you make, you nominate someone who will then …

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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.