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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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 Smith Outlier 2 Look Good, See Better. The Outlier 2 is a fresh take on Smith’s best-selling original Outlier frame. They have taken everything customers loved from the original, and modernized it. The Outlier 2 features a durable yet lightweight and eco-friendly Evolv frame that provides an exceptionally comfortable wearing experience, while the megol nose ...

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Join Marathon des Sables champions, Rachid El Morabity, Elisabet Barnes and the Ultra Mirage© El Djerid 2017 champion, Mohamed El Morabity for the ultimate 100km desert experience. Soft sand, rocks, small dunes, dried river beds, oasis and a multitude of …

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Episode 153 of Talk Ultra is a packed show with multiple interviews… We speak with Beth Pascall who was 1st Brit and 4th lady at Transgrancanaria. We speak with 3 time winner of The Spine Race – Pavel Paloncy. We also chat with Michael …

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I have to be honest, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to using inov-8’s new shoe offering, the PARKCLAW 275 (I tested the GTX – Gore Tex). Why? Well, inov-8 have always impressed by producing shoes that are specific to a …

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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 151 of Talk Ultra has a full and in-depth interview with 2018 The Spine Race female champion, Carol Morgan. Speedgoat Karl is with us to co-host and chew the ultra fat. ***** Talk Ultra is now on Tunein – just …

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Day 5 is bivouac day! Arguably, it is the day of the Lanzarote Training Camp that the runners dread but learn the most. It’s quite simple – we simulate many of the feelings and experiences that you will encounter in …

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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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2017 was a big year in ultrarunning. Between Jim Walmsey’s bold predictions on huge stages, the rise in popularity and performances of women road and track times, and the overall growth of the sport, these have been an interesting and fun twelve months. Just like years past (here’s 2015 and 2016), we …

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Day 2 #ETR2017 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. What follows is a lung busting and leg-sapping climb to …

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The third  edition of the ECOTRAIL Funchal took place this past weekend on the stunning island of Madeira. Portugal and Madeira has in recent years seen a real boom in trail and mountain running and the ECOTRAIL is quite unique …

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Episode 145 of Talk Ultra brings you an interview with Jeff Browning who has been dominating the 100-mile racing scene with a string of highly placed finishes – but how? Jeff tells us the secrets of his success in a fascinating interview. We …

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Baga, the home of Ultra Pirineu is located in Catalonia; it may come as no surprise that the Catalans take support to the next level – Ultra running to Spain is like football to the UK. 110km in length, with …

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Rugged, relentless and remote, Northern Minnesota near the Canadian Border, is the home of the Superior 100 – a course that parallells the North-Shore of Lake Superior traversing the Sawtooth Mountains on the Superior Hiking Trail. Breath taking vistas and panoramas make …

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Yes, there is plenty of racing left in 2017, but you people are eager, and apparently planners! We’ve had lots of requests for our 2018 race dates. So here you go, here is what we’ve got planned for next year. New Races! We can’t say too much yet, but we are working on two brand-new […]

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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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