Review Tags: ultra training

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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Inov-8 ROCLITE 345 GTX Review

Last updated: 02-Mar-20 By Luke Jarmey Graphene wonder material in the outsole, a potentially scrumptious hybrid mashup up of trail shoe/hiking boot and all this packed into a tool thoroughly designed for grim weather. Well, I for one was certainly curious to give these kicks a good kicking around over the Winter and Spring here …

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Rab Alpha Flux jacket

Last updated: 23-Jan-19 By Fiona Outdoors A lightweight insulated jacket is a great item of kit for ultra runners. It can be used during a run for an extra layer of warmth, especially when it’s cold or windy, or stored in a rucksack for such times when you might need it, perhaps when stopping for …

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Salewa Pedroc Hybrid Alpha 2/1 jacket review

By Fiona Outdoors Salewa states that the Pedroc Hybrid Alpha 2/1 jacket is “lightweight, highly breathable and water-repellent, with thermo-regulating Polartec® Alpha® synthetic insulation”. It also offers a  “protective mid or outer layer for active mountain activities”. Features Polartec Alpha active synthetic insulation, which offers “breathability and warmth only when you need it” and “effectively …

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Salomon S-LAB Sense 5 Ultra shoes review

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Fiona Outdoors This is the fifth version of Salomon’s S-Lab Sense ultra shoes. They claim the footwear offers “extreme lightweight, balanced with the right level of protection for ultra-distance trail racing”. And add: “Lightweight materials and welded construction make this the lightest Sense shoe yet.” Features SensiFit: To cradle foot to …

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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.