ultramarathons

CimAlp X-Race Review

CimAlp X-Race Review When Olivier from CimAlp gave me the the chance to test the new CimAlp X-Race I was really looking forward to seeing how they would perform in the UK hills & mountains around me in the North of England.  The X-Race is the result of 3 years testing to have a high

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La Sportiva Prodigio Review

La Sportiva Prodigio Although they are relatively unknown in the UK trail running market, La Sportiva have been making footwear since 1928, mainly climbing and mountaineering gear, but trail shoes in more recent years. The La Sportiva Mutant has an excellent reputation within the fell running community, often selling out as soon as they become

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inov8 TRAILFLY RunUltra Review

inov8 TRAILFLY

inov8 TRAILFLY RunUltra Review Being relatively new to running, it seems to me that inov8 have always been on the feet of most of the runners I’ve lined up against. Amongst a couple of other brands, they are ever present and after the 3 pairs I have worn, this is rightly so, as they offer

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INOV8 ULTRAPAC PRO 8

INOV8 ULTRAPAC PRO 8 Does size really matter? Well, it’s a question that has been asked a million times, in relation to a multitude of things. However, answering this question is rarely straight forward in any scenario and so it would seem is the case with running vests.  A quick look at any ultra running

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Global - Virtual

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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.

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

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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).

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.