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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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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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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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Last year I finally got my hands on a pair of VJ Sport IRock 2 (HERE). I was blown away by pretty much everything about the shoes. The upper, the way they held one’s foot, the durability of the materials …

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The Golden Ring Ultra-Trail® 100 is a trail race for runners of all backgrounds and levels of experience. It’s no coincidence that the race is held in the town of Suzdal… Founded in the 11th century, Suzdal is one of …

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The inov 8 X-TALON range for 2018 has had a reworking. Always a tricky subject, especially with such a classic shoe in the inov 8 line-up. But as history shows, this shoe is 10-years old and has had many incarnations. …

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Episode 149 – Welcome to our 2017 Christmas and New Year show! We interview Camille Herron about her stunning end to the year and an amazing 100-mile world record. We also introduce Kurt Decker, the Godfather of Trail, as he does …

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First Thoughts On The Saucony KOA TR Before I had even looked at any of the specifications, I immediately noticed the soft cushiony feel, and the wider toe box. I used to never be able to wear Saucony’s because they were just too narrow and tight. This will hopefully eliminate any potential hot spots or ...

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Day 6 #ETR2017 On paper, today’s stage of the Everest Trail Race was mostly downhill with 3183m of descent in comparison to 2105m of ascent over the 29.5km course. Don’t be fooled though, it’s a tough day. Leaving Tengboche the …

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Starting at 1600 hours, runners departed on timed intervals of 1-minute for the Face de Bellvarde, VK, part of the 2017 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit. Temperatures were relatively cool after a morning of sun and cloud cover removed any strong …

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A little rain is never a great way to start a day, particularly when you have 55km of tough, challenging and mountain terrain to get over – the Ultra Skymarathon Madeira, the next race in the Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series …

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Episode 132 of Talk Ultra and we talk ‘The Road To Sparta’ with Dean Karnazes. Mike Wardian tells us how difficult it is to cover 20-miles at Barkley and Janine Canham tells us about multi-day running, the Hong Kong run …

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Dean Karnazes got many a runner into ultra- running, me included. It was that initial story, that initial step that many could relate to: “It was my 30th birthday and I was doing what anyone does on a 30th birthday …

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Episode 126 of Talk Ultra is here, Happy New Year! – We have an interview with Stevie Kremer, we chat with Lindsey Topham about her movie, ‘The Trails Are Free’ and Sondre Amdahl tells us about racing in Hong Kong and how …

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RUNNING BEYOND BOOK In advance of the UK release date of #RunningBeyondBook on November 3rd I have 10- copies that I can sign and personalise. Strictly, fist come, first served. The cost is £25.00 per copy plus postage and package …

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The days are getting shorter and bad weather is just around the corner. Wet, wind, snow and ice are all part of the norm if you are going to keep training and racing outdoors through the months of November, December, …

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Torrential rain and thunderstorms started in the morning of the VK and continued on through the day and resulted in a course change instigated by the race organisation for safety reasons. The resulting course was very different to the original …

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“This is a long run in wild terrain. If you are at the start line wearing a t-shirt and shorts carrying nothing but a bum bag, expect us to be asking a few questions. If the weather is bad, then …

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Last week and the week before, EPO, DOPING and the UTMB was the hot topic after Gonzalo Callisto’s positive test. Everyone was talking about it… this week it’s all gone quiet. That can’t happen! You can catch up on my …

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This morning I posted the long awaited statement from Gonzalo Calisto after testing positive for EPO at the 2015 UTMB. If you are new to the story, please read the posts below. Post 1 UTMB faces positive EPO test HERE Post 2 …

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For the first time in many years, as I am well rested and healthy, I am truly able to enjoy Autumn and take in the beauty through running adventures in my backyard of Boulder. 2015 has been an interesting year, race wise it was not ideal results, but besides racing … Continue reading

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To describe the emotions that coursed through my body on this past weekend’s run is not an easy task. I needed to work through some things and crack open my heart to find the joy in running again. I have been on numerous runs this past year and this past … Continue reading

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If Light is in your heart, you will find your way home.  ~Rumi Blog en español a continuación thanks to corrextuvida.com. Accepting ones misery as I lay upon a junk-pile filth-ridden pad down by the river was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to wrap my mind around. “What the … Continue reading

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Transvulcania 2014 You know you’ve been living in a good place when it’s hard to leave. I came here to race Transvulcania, which was good, but I was also able to enjoy the island for three weeks with my family which is better than any race. La Palma is a … Continue reading

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