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Dynafit Ultra Pro Shoe Review

Last updated: 26-Oct-18 By Seth Grotzke Dynafit’s logo perfectly captures their dedication to excellence. Focused. Intense. Intimidating. They have created some great running kit, and the Dynafit Ultra Pro shoe is a good addition to their solid line. If you have never tried their shoe, it is worth considering especially if you are headed to …

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Scarpa Neutron 2 shoe review

By Dan Stinton I’d enjoyed running so much in the Scarpa Neutron 2s that I’d genuinely forgotten I was meant to be reviewing them!  Having been romping over the Peak District all summer, it’s now starting to get a little cooler and wetter and may be time to be dig out something with deeper lugs, …

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Scarpa Spin RS8 Review

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Seth Grotzke I put these shoes on my feet and immediately got in trouble. I slogged through any water in sight. I scrambled up shale slides. If there had been police around, I would have tried to lead them on a chase. The SCARPA Spin RS8 is a shoe designed for …

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Scarpa Proton Trail Shoe review

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Alex Cook Scarpa, the Italian footwear company, are well known for their hiking boots and probably less known for their range of running shoes. They shouldn’t however be ignored if you are looking for a versatile tick-all-the-boxes shoe. As stated by Scarpa, “they are perfectly suited for alpine, ultra running due …

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Saucony Xodus 6.0 GTX shoes review

Last updated: 20-Aug-18 By Fiona Outdoors Saucony Xodus 6.0 GTX has been designed “to tackle the toughest of terrain while providing midfoot support and proven traction on the trails”. The shoes have a Gore-Texliner and water-resistant outer fabric for use in winter. I run in the Scottish hills so I need shoes that can cope …

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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.