Maverick Goes Ultra

Amid the Maverick Race announcements of new brand partnerships including SAXX Underwear, Dryrobe and Suunto, another big announcement may have slipped your attention. Maverick has entered the realm of Ultras. Yes, you read that, the team are now offering the chance to run beyond 26.2 miles and have added to the challenge by adding this […]

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Ultra Trail Snowdonia – The Recap

So the inaugural UTS or Ultra Trail Snowdonia took place in May this year and now that the season, well year, is coming to a close, it felt right to catch up again with Michael Jones, Race Director, to find out how the race went, what was learnt and above all, what can you expect in 2019. […]

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Ring of Steall – Take 2

It’s time to take on the course again. This could well be the first race I’ve run for a second time. I ran the Ring of Steall in 2017 and despite loving the mountains, I struggled. My legs weren’t mountain fit and I soon realised, mentally, I wasn’t willing to let my legs go free […]

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Shooting Ultra Trail Wales

The inaugural running of Ultra Trail Wales. There’s something special about the first version of anything in life. The courage of the people behind it, in this case the Race Directors. The intrepid explorers, not afraid to take on the unknown, choosing to take this path instead of those already tried and tested…. the runners. […]

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Rob Sinclair & Sophie Grant win the fourth Lakes Sky Ultra

Saturday 14th July, saw the 4th running of the Lakes Sky Ultra, part of the UK’s Skyrunning Series. The Lakes Sky Ultra is 56km/34miles in distance, with 4,500 meters of ascent over extreme technical terrain in the Lake District. Mountain running and alpinism combine, to create a course where running, scrambling and rock climbing are […]

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Maverick Race inov-8 Original Somerset

Maverick Race’s inov-8 Original Somerset would be my third outing under the black and white arch. My first was one of the original Originals – West Sussex, where I came close to succumbing to heat exhaustion (click the link above to find out why). The second was the Hampshire round of the Dark Series, where […]

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Ultra-Trail Snowdonia – The Interview

Answers by Michael Jones x Images John Shedwick Photography A couple of weeks ago I headed north west to Snowdonia, the setting place for a race which is gaining much intrigue within the UK ultra community. Meeting up with Race Director Michael Jones, who I last saw at the Salomon Ring of Steall, we spent the […]

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How NOT to run a Night Race

You may think I’m about to contradict myself, given I came 5th at Maverick Race Silva Dark Series Hampshire at the weekend. As results go, it’s my second best finishing position since I was a teenager – winning a college 5K in a an Elf suit when I was 17….. oh yes, it happened! The […]

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Salomon Ring Of Steall Skyrace

This season hasn’t been a great one. A while back I posted a race schedule that quickly started to unravel from the off and the truth is, this is only my 3rd race of the year, where the 1st was spontaneous and the 2nd used as a training run. Since coming under Paul Giblin’s coaching […]

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