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<strong><h3>I always flip to the last page of a book first. I read the last sentence to see how everything in the story leads to the final punctuation. Creating the Via Valais—a trail-running super route in the Alps—was a lot like that. Spoiler: we knew the final stage. We knew that everything ended well. Actually, it ended better than well. It ended in a victory lap above Zermatt on perfect singletrack before plummeting into the center of town at the base of the Matterhorn.

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The latest issue of Ultrarunning World magazine is out now. 68 pages featuring news, race reports and articles including a great feature by Kate Percy of Go Faster Foods. Lots of ideas to take in for newcomers to the support as well as more experienced runners. Issue 19 includes: Amy Mower Spartathlon Quest Kate Percy…

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Written by Pete Silvester, CEO – Summits.com for Asia Trails Magazine. Attendances at running events have grown three-fold in the last decade. The larger marathons in Singapore regularly attract 30,000 runners. The Philippines had 116,000 runners in a 2010 charity run in Manilla – a world record. But what about trail-running, and skyrunning? We checked […]

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The leaders of the Devon Coast to Coast Ultra 2019 have crossed the finish line though the runners have until midnight to complete the distance. The race is a 117 mile run from Wembury to Lynton following the Erme-Plym Trail which leads onto the Two Moors Way National Trail. Also run as 4 day stage…

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We are happy to bring you the latest edition of Ultrarunning World magaazine, issue 18. This issue features articles: Helen Hayes – The Bennie Roux Interview Etienne de Beer – The Cumbria Way Victoria Carter – Oldham Way Ultra Stewart Unsworth – The Wychavon Way James Campbell – Hardwolds 80 pt2 Tom Radley – Rebellion…

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Asia Trail speaks to Kristian Joergensen, the first finisher at the 2019 edition of Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge on 5-7 February. His 55:52 finish time is the third fastest in the history of the event and made even more impressive by unseasonably warm conditions, this being his first time on most of the […]

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This evening we are delighted to announce that Ultrarunning World 17 is out now. The magazine features articles and events from ultrarunners around the world. Annabel Hepworth writes about her experience at the Adelaide 6 day race in Australia where she produced the best women’s 6 day race performance of 2018 covering 742.803 km. Garfield…

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Issue 16 of Ultrarunning World features race reports and articles including: Sarah Cameron – The Kristina Palten interview Sharon Gayter – Coast to Coast (C2C) Stacey Holloway – West Highland Way Leila Majewska – Princesses on a run Fiona McNelis – Canal Grand Slam Vinny OLeary – Listowel Endurance Festival Rachel Fawcett – Making The…

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The variety of race nutrition options these days is mind-boggling. From energy gels to isotonic drinks, chews, sports bars and real food, the list seems almost endless. However, experts are largely agreed that a solid ultra-race day plan should include enough carbohydrates, possibly some protein and fat, electrolytes and enough liquids to replace lost sweat. […]

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A few years ago if anybody mentioned ‘barefoot running’ it may have evoked images of rail-thin East Africans, legendary South African runner Zola Budd, or if you are old enough, British runner Bruce Tulloh. Fast forward to 2014 and most people discussing barefoot running (BFR) make an immediate association with the ‘funny toe shoes’ that effectively combine […]

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Many runners fret about the transition from road running to trails; we explore the main differences and what to do when considering the transition. Including road and trail in your training schedule has significant benefits which help improve the performance of both. We recently held a seminar where 5 of the most experienced runners in […]

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Given the rapid advances in phone technology, we decided to test if your iPhone could really give you the same accuracy as a GPS watch on the trails. Can you really justify that extra toy or will your phone give you the same result without blowing your budget? To be fair, your watch does have […]

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Subscribe for free The latest edition of Ultrarunning World issue 15 out now. This edition features: A Tale of Two Races Tim Erickson Badwater Debbie King 2018 Cool Moon 100 Tina Shinn Vol-State Cherie Titus McCafferty Wasatch Front 100 Sonja Wilkey Maria Bellini Skyrunning and ultra-trail on Monte Rosa Sarah Cameron Taxis and Toilets Tapani…

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From Umm Qais, cloudless biblical views stretch out over the Sea of Galilee, Mount Hermon and the Golan Heights. One can see Syria, Israel, the Palestinian Territories and, on a good … Continue reading "Running Through History"

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Trail runners have all had days, weeks, months, and even years when life seemed to be playing out in fast forward, with no time left for running and training. Top trail runners tend to be busier than average, and still squeeze in the necessary training and running to take podium finishes. Indeed, an abundance of […]

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Today sees the publication of issue 14 of Ultrarunning World magazine issue 14. Features: Sri Chinmoy 10 & 6 Day Race 2018 8th EMU 6 Day Race World Trophy Snowdrop 55 – Bob Hearn The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition – Shishaldin Hanlen Mil’Kil 2018 – Translated by Sarah Cameron The Gobi March…

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ULTRA gold for Brit Jonathan Albon in 2018 Skyrunning World Championships in Scotland Jonathon Albon photo courtesy No Limits Photography. Brit Jonathan Albon and Ragna Dabats, of The Netherlands, triumph as challenging weather forced race officials to swap to the bad weather course for the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra race. Still a strenuous race, the…

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No one denies that being mentally strong is a prerequisite for doing well in trail and ultra races — but how many people actually spend time developing mental toughness? Most people think that physical training itself will improve their mental strength. While to a certain degree this is true, as our bodies learn to cope […]

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Rounding a sharp bend 2,000 feet above Chamonix, France (3,396 feet), this morning’s rush-hour traffic slams to a stop. “Dieu!” “Whoa, watch out dude!” “Merda!” Commuters from a variety of … Continue reading "Eden—Is Chamonix the Trail-Running Capital of the World?"

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Hong Kong 100 and Marie McNaughton continued their dominance of the Gone Running Hong Kong Trail Running Awards, taking out the2XU Best Race and GreenRace Female Runner of the Year awards, respectively, for the third year running. 46 years young and a mother of three, McNaughton continues to defy gravity, with another dominant season, highlighted […]

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“There will be no lying down above basecamp,” Sunny said matter-of-factly, as we trotted single-file up the barren trail. My headlamp beam cut the darkness in half, perpetually exposing our … Continue reading "Success in Failure"

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See Benjamin Clark, Timothy Olson, Anna Frost and Chris Ord on this harrowing journey in Bhutan. The film opens in theaters nationwide tonight. “A team of Ultra-marathon runners journey to … Continue reading "Watch: The Snowman Trek Trailer"

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Karst stones, olive groves and the glittering Adriatic Sea as the backdrop, Croatia makes it easy to find epic and inspiring trails to run. The challenge is choosing one. The trails in this Mediterranean destination … Continue reading "Destination: Croatia"

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Pushing your body to defy gravity over prolonged periods of time can take both a heavy physical and mental toll as the uphill running forces your body to work harder with every step. Rather than ignoring steep hills just because they’re tough, I recommend you include dedicated uphill sessions in your base training to help […]

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Do you know anyone who finished the Oxfam Trailwalker last year in sub 13h, went home to get some sleep, worked for a full shift after waking, then ran a 15km race for his department, and still caught the end of OTW to cheer participants crossing the finish line? If you don’t, you’re about to! […]

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Sichel faces toughest-ever challenge in 3,100 mile race Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel (64) faces his toughest challenge in a 26 year running career when he toes the line in the 22nd edition of the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 mile race starting in Queens, New York at 6am, local time, on June 17th. Described…

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After having run 2:33:26 at this year’s Virgin London Marathon, Charles Harpur was able to convert speed into endurance to take the win at the South Downs Way 100 Mile Race which finished this morning. The race which starts at Chilcomb Sports Ground and finishes at Eastbourne Sports Club Athletics Track saw Stephen Hobbs lead…

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  Ultrarunning World Issue 12 features: A Winter Bob Graham – Kim Collison Arc of Attrition – Tim Lambert Arc of Attrition – Jane Stephens (Directors cut) Rest and Recovery – Shamus J Babcock Time Will Tell – Sarah Cameron Billy Butlin JOGLE Part 1 – Stan Jewell Dipali Cunningham – Grahak Cuningham Plant-based Eating…

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See Benjamin Clark, Timothy Olson, Anna Frost and Chris Ord on this harrowing journey in Bhutan. The film opens in theaters nationwide tonight. “A team of Ultra-marathon runners journey to Bhutan to set a speed record on one of the world’s hardest treks. Bhutan’s landscape isn’t welcoming to athletes unused to the conditions, and its … Continue reading "Watch: The Snowman Trek Trailer"

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Cumbia rattles from Teo’s tape deck through dusty speakers while a strawberry-shaped air freshener swings from the rear-view mirror like a pendulum, all softening the terrifying mountainscape ahead. Our driver, the Sultan of Swerve, bobs and weaves around backhoes and speed bumps that only encourage him to speed up. Teo grips the wheel, his forearms … Continue reading "Half Light, Half dark"

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Ultrarunning World Issue 11 – Out Now May 7th 2018. After some delay, the latest edition of the magazine is finally published this morning from my bed in Hungary where I am dealing with an injury at the Emu 6 day race and making the most of the opportunity. Each issue of the magazine is…

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Collapsed in a heap at an aid station, the event doctor drew a blood sample from my left arm for screening. It dawned on me that for the second time I was going to have a DNF against my name at the Buffalo Stampede Ultra Marathon. Yet, despite this mishap, a mere five weeks later […]

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Already soaking wet, I was five kilometers into the 2017 La Farola 28K road race when the rain increased. I scanned the wet faces of the elite Cuban runners grinding uphill alongside me. They were completely unfazed. After all, their buses had been two hours late to the start and they are accustomed to constant … Continue reading "The Pearl of Potential"

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The Hardmoors 55 is part of the Hardmoors series of events, a 55 mile Ultramarathon from Helmsley to Guisborough. The race takes competitors through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills on terrain with over 2000 m of ascent and has a time limit of 16 hours. This year the event took place as…

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The inaugural Ultra Tour of Arran which saw 72 runners take on 100km of rugged Scottish terrain over 2 days took place on the 14th of April. Described on the website as “…Scotland in miniature. From dense forests and coastal scenery in the South to crumbling castles and dramatic mountains in the North, the Isle…

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A handful of British Runners at the Sri Chinmoy 6 & 10 Day Race in New York are struggling against inner and outer forces in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. After battling near freezing temperatures for the first few days of the 10 day race, the weather turned wetter last night and more rain was forecast…

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Irish ultrarunner Don Hannon – Running The Ireland Way is nearing the end of his journey crossing from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland to Castletownbere in County Cork in Ireland yesterday and today, a distance of 578 miles (930 km) over 12 days starting on March 31st 2018. Don is dealing with the Cork weather at…

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Black night slowly gave way to purple dawn, as I stood with my feet firmly planted upon the bow of the 600-foot Rickmers Dalian. Looking out over the English Channel, all I could see was a storm-tossed fabric of grey ocean, and France fading in the distance behind me. Ahead lay my long-sought destination: Ireland, … Continue reading "Feature Friday: Running in the Land of Sheep, Bogs and Pubs"

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For over 30 years, Marathon des Sables (MDS as it is affectionately known) has paved the way for multi-day races worldwide. The self-sufficient format, where runners carry all they need for multiple days of running, has been copied time and time again but never bettered. It all started back in the 1980s when the Frenchman … Continue reading "The 250K Self-Supported Marathon des Sables Peru"

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Photo courtesy Chia Charge The HardMoors 55 2018 is a 55 mile race from Helmsley to Guisborough and is part of the Hardmoors Race Series. The event takes competitors through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills and features 2000 metres of ascent. There is a time limit of 16 hours. The race began…

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Photo caption: Womens winners of the 2018 50 mile Chester Ultra. L-R Sally Ford, Samantha Cullen, Lucy Davies. Photo by Mick Hall courtesy GB Ultras The Chester Ultra 2018 took place March 2nd starting at Waverton Village Hall, Waverton just outside of Chester. The course is a single loop that connects trails on the River…

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The growth of ultra trail races over the last 5 years has been exponential. Most of us are spoiled for choice in terms of the vast number of races available for competing in each year. However, more is not necessarily better. The human body simply can’t, month after month and year after year, compete to […]

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333 TEAMS // 3 LOOPS // 1 GOAL READY FOR THE ULTIMATE TEAM RELAY CHALLENGE? The world of competitive trail running is heading off the beaten track in June this year with the launch of a new Pro-Am race – the adidas INFINITE TRAILS World Championships, which take place between June 22 and 24, 2018 […]

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Sichel heads for Australian 48 hour Championships Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel (64) heads ‘down under’ for the first time this week to take part in the Australian 48 Hour Track Championships in Canberra on March 16th – 18th. “I’ve had a long standing invitation to do this race and decided that if I…

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In this first Episode of Running Around the World by Ben Clark, Jason Schlarb and Meredith Edwards share their knowledge and experiences with the growing trail running communities of the Sichuan Provence in Western China. Having entered to run the World’s Highest Ultra, averaging about 13,000 feet over 66K, they find much more than they … Continue reading "Watch Jason Schlarb and Meredith Edwards Run the World’s Highest Ultra in China"

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Ultrarunning World Issue 10 is published today and is available free via subscription only. The latest edition features: Race reports Beacons Ultra – Stephen Cousins Everest Trail Race – Elisabet Barnes A tough day on dreamland trails – Caroline Mckay The Desert Ultra – Carolin Botterill Mental Toughness G2G – Alison L’heureux Limestone Way Ultra…

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The Arc of Attrition 2018 lived up to its name this year with 52 finishers from 145 starters. The 100+ mile race started in Coverack and finished in Porthtowan at midnight on Saturday Feb. 10th. A slightly longer version with detours due to weather damage to the South West Coastal Path and muddy conditions meant the…

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The Arc of Attrition 2018 is a 100 mile, point-to-point race from Coverack to Porthtowan along the South-West Coastal path.  The race, whch started at 12.00 noon on Friday February 9th, has a 36 hour cut-off with additional checkpoint cut-offs on route.With checkpoints approximately 20 miles apart, competitors will need to be self-sufficient for long…

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