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Day 1 on the Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp and the usual sunny and warm Canaria weather deserted us with some strong winds and the occasional rain shower. It’s all about perspective though and as one runner said, “It’s considerably better …

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Jasmin Paris has long been regarded as the Queen of British mountain running! Her record on the Bob Graham Round and other rounds, her victories in skyrunning and her down to earth, no nonsense approach have endeared her to all …

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Episode 167 of Talk Ultra is here… HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have an interview with woman on fire, World Record breaker, Camille Herron. We also chat with Tyler Curley all about Western States. Speedgoat Karl co-hosts and Th Godfather of Trail, Kurt …

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Episode 166 of Talk Ultra is here… MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone. This show is all about OMAN by UTMB with an in-depth interview with the female champion, Anna-Marie Watson. We also speak with the male champion, Jason Schlarb and he is joined …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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Rare that I post a press release from any brand but I actually received these boots a week ago from inov-8 so that I could use them on my Nepal trek – info HERE I was told, ‘You are going …

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Episode 165 of Talk Ultra is a Great Himalayan Trail Special to link with the release of ‘Lessons From The Edge’ film. We chat with Ryan Sandes, Ryno Griesel and Wandering Fever film maker, Dean Leslie. ***** Talk Ultra is now …

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“LESSONS FROM THE EDGE” –  a film by Wandering Fever ***** A film documenting Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel’s epic adventures traversing the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT). ***** Dropping globally on Red Bull TV and Red Bull’s YouTube Channel on …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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#PAYITFORWARD this Christmas folks You are a runner, yes? You buy shoes, yes? You are left with a shoe box, yes? #payitforward Well, December is here and let’s help those less fortunate than ourselves. Take the empty shoe box and …

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Nepal, the magic of Nepal! It truly is a remarkable place and if you are a trekker, fastpacker, runner or mountaineer, it is arguably THE best place in the world. Nepal changes people, it really does. I experienced the change …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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Episode 164 of Talk Ultra and the Godfather of Trail brings us an interview with long time friend, Chris DeNucci and he also talks with Travis and Maria about running 200’s! Ian brings three interviews about Everest Trail Race – …

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Having just returned from Nepal, I have once again had many questions from runners, hikers and enthusiasts on the equipment I used during the Everest Trail Race. I would normally say, read ‘this’ post and send a link. However, over …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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After the successful relaunch in 2018 of the historic Monte Rosa SkyMarathon in the Italian Alps, the next edition will take place on June 22, 2019. The 2018 event attracted some of the world’s top athletes in a field of …

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Day 6 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Leaving Tengboche the race retraces stage-5 to Phakding via a diversion at Sensa to the amazing Kumjung Valley where the runners would normally have an incredible backdrop of Everest, Lohtse and Ama Dablam. Today, …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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Day 5 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Phakding to Tengboche is one of the most beautiful trails in the world – the views are constantly incredible, the trails challenging and when one leaves Namche Bazaar, the views of AMA Dablam and …

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Day 4 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Kharikola to Phakding is very much a transition stage. The first 3-days have been quiet with an occasional glimpse of life. From here on in, the experience changes, the trails become busier – mules …

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Day 3 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 After yesterday relentless uphill struggle today, day-3 of the Everest Trail Race was all downhill, well, sort of. Starting in Jase Bhanjyang runners passed through Jumbesi, Phurteng, Salung, Taksindu and then from Jubhing the …

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Day 2 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 Starting in Bhandar runners have the pleasure of running downhill along some twisting and technical trail before crossing a suspension bridge that stretches over Kinja Khola River. It’s a day when the true Nepal …

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Day 1 Everest Trail Race #ETR2018 The Everest Trail Race started today in the small town of Jiri. After the previous day’s long bus ride from Kathmandu to Jiri, a night under canvas and suddenly, the 2018 ETR was rolling …

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Today, the calm of the Monkey Temple and historical Patan. It’s a day of noise, colour and amazing people as the ETR runners relax and soak in the beauty of this magical area. The Monkey Temple *’Swayambhunath’  is an ancient …

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The Coastal Challenge reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and Tom …

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EVEREST TRAIL RACE, Nepal “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade …

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Episode 163 of Talk Ultra brings you a chat with Luke Sanchez who just. finished Javelina Hundred 100 mile race – aged 15 years! We also speak with rising skyrunning star, Petter Engdahl.  Finally, we chat with Lily Dyu about …

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The Coastal Challenge #TCC2019 reaches new heights in 2019 celebrating 15-years of amazing racing. The 14th edition completed in February 2018 at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula, was a record breaker! Yes, course records were broken daily and …

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Another year, another stunning edition of the Mourne Skyline MTR awaits. This race over the last-years has personified the true ethos of going fast and light to the mountains. Created by Justin and Ryan Maxwell, the race has been a …

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Race report by Lauri van Houten, ISF A star-studded final closed the intense 2018 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series season in Italy, Saturday, October 13 at the Limone Extreme SkyRace®. The event attracted 979 runners from 37 countries who gathered …

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Episode 162 of Talk Ultra brings you a chat with Beth Pascall who placed 4th at the 2018 UTMB. We speak with Casey Morgan about injury and future plans and Brutal Claire will make us all feel lazy and inadequate in …

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The 2019 Ian Corless Photography Calendar is now available. The calendar features locations from all over the world, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Norway, Morocco, La Palma, Tenerife, Italy, China and Nepal. Delivery of all calendars will take place early December with …

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Ultratrack Supramonte, (UTSS) an outdoor event in the breathtaking landscape of the Supramonte of Baunei, considered one of the very few wilderness in Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin. We will let you run on the paths of the shepherds, …

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The Ultra Mirage El Djerid 100k #UMED rolls closer. Now in its 2nd edition, this 100km desert race based in Tozeur, Tunisia, North Africa looks set to be a great edition of the race. The 1st edition had just 60 …

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“Gale force winds, torrential rain, freezing cold and the occasional burst of sunshine tell the story of the 2018 Skyline Scotland series of events. For the first time, the ISF skyrunning world championships were held on UK soil combining of …

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Episode 161 of Talk Ultra brings you a chat with Damian Hall who finally fulfilled his dream of placing top 10 at the UTMB. We also have a catch up with David Laney who is taking a year to get back to fitness …

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I was recently approached by LIFE OUTSIDE to provide a little insight into what it takes to, ‘Get the Shot!’ To be honest, it something that cannot be answered in just a few words. It would be impossible to introduce …

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Kilian Jornet and Hillary Gerardi win the 2018 Glen Coe Skyline 2018. Report via Lauri van Houten, ISF With wild and windy weather in the Scottish Highlands, the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline was run on a reduced course, but it …

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Report by Lauri van Houten, ISF In three days of uncertain and often extreme weather conditions, the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships lit up the sky in the Scottish Highlands with a rainbow of nations and world class competition. Nine countries …

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Report by Lauri van Houten, ISF. Cold, storms and wild and windy weather meant safety first and the adoption of Plan B at the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra valid for the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships in Scotland today. Jonathan Albon …

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Traversing the Sawtooth Mountains on the Superior Hiking Trail in the far reaches Northern Minnesota near the Canadian Border, the Superior 100parallells the North-Shore of Lake Superior, the greatest freshwater lake in the world and rolls along a series of sawtooth peaks …

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“For over twenty years, ‘Kima’ as it is affectionately known, has blown the minds and the legs of all those lucky enough to toe the line. This is a race that one aspires too; you need to earn a place …

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It has been a while since I slipped on a Salomon shoe for my daily runs. No particular reason, sometimes when testing shoes, I find a real winner and then that becomes my shoe of choice. I wrote last year …

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I have used adidas shoes for many years both in road and trail versions, Adizero Adios were a personal favourite and recently I enjoyed using the Skychaser based on the laces and the excellent Continental outsole. The Terrex range which is basically …

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Kilian Jornet takes back the record at the Kima Trophy with a supreme effort. Equaling the record of Mario Poletti, Kilian took his fourth title after missing the race in 2016. Hillary Gerardi followed her victory in Tromso with another …

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Episode 160 of Talk Ultra brings you a chat with the El kott Sisters, Hillary Allen (?) and Kurt Decker chats with Alex Nichols. The show os co-hosted by Elisabet Barnes. ***** Talk Ultra is now on Tunein- just another way …

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