Review Tags: ultrarunning

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Vallon sunglasses

You’ve probably never heard of Vallon, I certainly hadn’t so before I charge headfirst into my review here’s a bit of background on who they are. Vallon are on a mission to bridge the gap between sports and lifestyle, basically “trendy sunglasses for sports enthusiasts”. Vallon was founded by two Swedish brothers’ intent on developing the …

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CimAlp 864 Drop Evolution

CimAlp have brought out a new trail shoe earlier this year called the 864 Drop Evolution. This shoe offers an adjustable drop, using 3 different inserts that come as part of the package. The ladies version just came out on 1st September and we were given a pair of each to review. CimAlp Ladies 864 …

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Active Root

By Kate Allen We were asked by Active Root if we’d like to test their products and knowing the difficulties many athletes have in taking on board fuel during an ultra, we jumped at the chance to try their products. What they say “Great tasting, easy to digest drinks and gels that help keep you …

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London Nootropics Coffee

Last updated: 20-Jul-21 by Ally Whitlock Coffee is an essential part of my morning routine. Making a strong, black cup is the very first thing I do when I wake up and I’ll be the first to admit that I am a bit of a coffee snob. It has to be fresh, filtered coffee and …

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Garmin InReach Mini Review

Editors foreword: Part article, part review, this is something different to what we normally offer. Mountain safety is very important to runners, and incidents like the terrible accident last year when runner Chris Smith went for a run in Scotland never returned are shocking and, thankfully, rare. We all know we should carry extra kit …

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One Track Mind

Last updated: 24-May-21 By Ally Whitlock I have to admit that when I first picked up One Track Mind, I was a bit sceptical. I mean, how much can you write about running round & round a track for 24 hours? The scenery doesn’t change and you don’t really go anywhere. But this isn’t just …

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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.