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Michael Wardian from the USA just set a new FKT for the Israel National Trail. The time, 10-days, 16-hours and 36-minutes (time to be confirmed.) I was fortunate enough to be asked by Mike and the creator of this crazy …

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American ultra-runner, Michael Wardian, sets a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the Israel National Trail, covering the 631-mile journey, south to north.  10-days 16-hours and 36-minutes (tbc) The un-planned stop at Arbel last night proved to be a blessing …

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Sleeping on the floor of a run store has never felt so good. The shower before sleeping on the run floor would normally have been even better… But when you are working 18-20 hours a day, sleeping gets the nod …

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Finishing before 10pm, having a warm shower, a good dinner and a sleep in a real bed can work wonders… It did! After a difficult day-8, Mike needed everything to click into place over the night to make day-9 manageable. …

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It may have been 1100pm, but Pizza is what Mike craved and Pizza was our mission. Thank goodness for Google maps and the opportunity to find out what options are available close by. Of course, finding a vegan Pizza does …

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If you read my day-6 report, you will remember I said: “Now the delicate balance of when to carry on and when not to carry on must be considered. To continue covers miles and leaves less distance for the overall …

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The rain, mist and cold of yesterday did not disappear! To say we were disappointed is an underestimation. But Mike smiled regardless. “I slept so well, I feel fresh and I am ready to go!” How does he do it? …

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We camped about 2-minutes from Mike’s day 4 finish. Several 4×4’s, small tents, a roaring fire, a BBQ, a few beers and the stars shining in the sky. What a way to end a tough and long day! It was …

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Last night was a late finish and normally, the priority would be all about getting off the trail, eating, getting clean and sleeping. However, Mike’s finish was in the middle of nowhere that required a length drive out. The plus …

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Mike had a sleepless night. He woke often and found the need to stretch his legs, surf on his phone and hope that the morning would come quickly. I am convinced that he is a freak of nature? The rest …

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Mike slept like a baby last night! I have known Mike for years and we have often laughed at his typical 4-hours a night sleep… He was in his sleeping bag not long after 8pm after day-1 and then had …

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One year of planning finally came to fruition today, when US based ultra-runner, Michael Wardian departed Eilat at 0546 to head south covering a total of 631-mile on the Israel National Trail in a target goal of 10-days.  It’s a …

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Ultra-runner, Mike Wardian discusses his thoughts 1-day ahead of his 631-mile Israel National Trail ‘Fastest Known Time’ challenge. Zoli Bihari of Canaan Running Adventures is the mind behind #fktisrael – With just one day to go, I chat with Zoli about …

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Episode 169 of Talk Ultra is here… We bring you an interview with Michael Wardian ahead of his 631-mile #fktisrael – We also introduce a new segment to Talk Ultra ’Training for…’ brought to you by myRaceKit – this week we chat with …

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Photo Workshop #1 – Night Flash Photography . I am often asked about my night race photography when using flash. And I have often promised to reply with a blog post. So, here goes! A simple introduction to my night …

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Pau Capell and Magda Laczak once again, win the Transgrancanaria 128 km providing the same result as 2018. For Pau it was his third time topping the podium in Gran Canaria. Only American Hayden Hawks provided Pau with any competition, the …

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Transgrancanaria is upon us once again. Arguably, it is the first big European race to kick-off a new racing season. Due to it’s timing, it’s a popular race for many high-ranking elites, European and from over the pond, it allows …

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Ultra-running legend, Mike Wardian, to take on the 631-mile Israel National Trail #fktisrael Michael Wardian needs no introduction to the running world. For year’s the husband, dad and international ship broker has blazed a trail of incredible running performances that …

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PHOTOGRAPHS #TCC2019 The Coastal Challenge A portfolio of TCC2019 race images are now online, they ‘web’ resolution only. High resolution images will be uploaded in due course when suitable wifi is available. . GO : HERE

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The 2019 The Coastal Challenge today came to an end on the stunning beaches of Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula. Pere Aurell and Ida Nilsson are the champions after a masterclass of multi-day running. The duo ran amazing races …

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Day 4 from Coronado to Palma Sur is a unique day – starting at sea level, the route climbs to just under 1000m in 10km and then stays high with a rollercoaster of hills dropping to just over 600m at …

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Day 3 of the 2019 kicked off at 0530 this morning and what lay ahead was a tough and challenging day of hills, technical trail, waterfalls, long dusty and stony roads and relentless beach – all intensified by Costa Rican …

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It was a an 0400 wake up call this morning and an 0530 start. It may sound super early but believe me, the runners weren’t complaining! The advantages of an early start are simple, it gives the runners a good …

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It was a hot day, a seriously hot day! Leaving San Jose at 0430, runners eventually arrived at Quepos and transferred to the beach for a 0900 start. It’s tough starting so late in the morning, particularly on the first …

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Episode 168 of Talk Ultra is here… And we bring you an interview with the one and only, Jasmin Paris. #TheSpine winner #JasminParis @TheSpineRace @JasminKParis @inov_8   ***** Talk Ultra is now on Tunein- just another way to make the show available …

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Running a race in Hong Kong is a unique experience! Failure to do your research will no doubt results in a painful and potentially traumatic experience. Heat, humidity and steps – hundreds if not thousands of steps hurt the legs …

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An epic weekend of racing took place in Hong Kong over two days for the third edition of the 9 Dragons Ultra. The main event, the 50/50 offers the brave two races, a 50-mile and 50-km event where the combined …

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The 9 Dragons Ultra presented by HOKA ONE ONE is a challenging, multi-day trail and ultra-running event taking place on the 1st to the 3rd of February 2019, in Hong Kong. The first race, starting at midnight on Saturday, consists of …

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Lanzarote 2020 : New Routes – New Talks – New Challenges January 7th to 14th 2020 Download pdf document here We are well aware that we get many repeat customers for our Lanzarote Training Camp and therefore for 2020 we …

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Plenty of soft sand today with a really specific session out in Lanzarote’s small dunes. It was a 60min run to the dune section and then a prolonged period allowing everyone to run up, down and around the section. All …

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Day 2 and 3 at the Lanzarote Training Camp have been full-on. Shane Benzie of Running Reborn has been looking at everyones run technique and providing guidance for improvement in group and one-to-one sessions – Shane has been a huge …

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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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