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First Thoughts On The Adidas Terrex Stockhorn Gosh darn it…. I really didn’t want to review this Adidas Terrex Jacket…..   Seriously.  It’s the beginning of May, and I have been running in shorts and...

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Episode 171 of Talk Ultra is here… We bring you a full and in-depth interview with Dan Lawson talking about his Jordan FKT, his ReRun Project and ’ Training for…’ UTMR in conjunction with MyRaceKit. We also bring you an interview …

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Rachid El Morabity and Ragna Debats are the 2019 champions of the iconic Marathon des Sables. Today. stage 5, ‘The Marathon Stage’ concluded just a short distance away from Tafraout. It was a day that started with cool temperatures as …

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Day-4, the feared and loved ‘long day’ of the MDS. A brutal 76.3km route that for many, personifies what the Marathon des Sables is. A journey of survival, through the varied terrain that the Sahara has to offer. For most …

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The 34th edition of the iconic Marathon des Sables got underway today. A race of 32.2km heading south through the mixed and wonderful terrain that Morocco has to offer. As per usual, camp was full of nerves and tension after a …

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Runners from all over the world assembled in Morocco for the start of the 34th of the iconic Marathon des Sables, created by Patrick Bauer, 34 years ago! With a total of 226km’s ahead, the heat of the desert was …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Have you ever wondered how the trail you are running on got there? Well, you know how you don’t really appreciate something, until you actually do the work yourself? Kinda like how you become a good tipper after you wait tables. The same is said for doing trail work. You really appreciate the people who […]

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New for the 2019 Mountain Lakes 100 race, is a requirement that each runner contributes eight hours of volunteer trail work. We feel that more runners need to spend time building and improving the trails we all enjoy. By making it a requirement to race, there will be 1,200 hours of trail work done in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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I don’t know if it is the slightly cooler air temperatures, or maybe it’s the fading joy of the warmer weather… or maybe it is just the winding down of one’s racing season, but we get a lot of requests for our next year’s race dates before this year is barely half-way done. So, for […]

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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 Erciyes Ultra Skytrail was a seriously tough and challenging 64km race with 3000m of vertical gain held under an incredible hot and sunny Turkish day. A high altitude race, it starts and concludes at 2200m. Over the 64km it …

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Turkey today hosted the Sky Erciyes VK – Europes highest VK reaching 3350m to the Ottoman cable car just below the incredible backdrop of Mt Erciyes. The Vertical Kilometer covers 4.5km and climbs 1007m, starting at 2336m and reaching a highest …

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Legend has it that Buzz Burrell once hitchhiked 80 miles away from his home in Boulder, Colorado, and ran back on remote trails for two days carrying not much more than a straw and a … Continue reading "Father of the Fastest Known Time"

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There is a thin line between love and hate when it comes to running training. You can be out there, frolicking through meadows, thinking you are all about rainbows and unicorns. It might feel easy, … Continue reading "Heart Rate Training 101"

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Marathon des Sables is an iconic race. For over 30-years it has been the leading example of multi-day racing all over the world. It has often been copied, but never bettered. In its incredible history, runners from all over the …

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Episode 157 of Talk Ultra is a full and packed show as Kurt Decker brings you a Western States special chatting with Kris Brown and Lucy Bartholomew. Ian brings you a full and in-depth chat with Sue Ding who was the …

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Yeray Duran and Azara Garcia triumphed at the 2018 Cajamar Tenerife Bluetrail. It was a brutal day racing and Tenerife provided the runners with four seasons in a 24-hour period. Notably, the early morning climb up Mt Teide to 3500 …

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Episode 156 of Talk Ultra and bringing you interviews with Kelly Wolf and Brittany Peterson who placed 3rd and 4th at Transvulcania. The Godfather of Trail, Kurt Decker, brings us a chat with Alex Kurt and Speedgoat is co-hosting. ***** Talk Ultra …

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The Compressport Trail Menorca Cami de Cavalls is a series of races, five in total, that take a 360-degree journey around the stunning island of Menorca. The shortest distance 32km’s and the longest, 185km’s.  Rocks, technical trail, beautiful beaches, turquoise …

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The second race of the 2018 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series kicked today on the island of La Palma (La Isla Bonita). The stunning Fuencaliente lighthouse once again providing an epic backdrop as 1000+ head-torches rushed north for a 74km …

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Lung busting, calf bulging and full-on max heart rate was the order of the day for the Yading VK, the first event of the 2018 Yading Skyrunning Festival taking place in the Yading National Park, China. The VK is notable …

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What a day! The 2018 Marathon des Sables concluded today on the edge of the Mezouga dunes on what will bee remembered as one of the toughest marathon stages in the races history. The day started at 0700 with the …

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