Last Women Standing: The Barkley Marathons 2019 – The Review

I’m sure I don’t need to hark on about the brutality the Barkley Marathons inflicts upon those who toe the line. Where else, if you’ve successfully managed to obtain one of 40 coveted starting places, does the Race Director, Laz, send you an email of condolence, notifying you that the honourable thing is to not…

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You are an Athlete

YOU ARE AN ATHLETE It may sound counter intuitive, you’re not on the podium, sponsors aren’t kitting you out head to toe, you pay for everything and may not be the most consistent in training. BUT YOU ARE AN ATHLETE You work as hard to complete the race, you sweat, grimace, suffer and grit your…

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World Mountain Running Championships will be held in Lanzarote in 2020

In 2020, the World Mountain Running Championships will be held in Lanzarote, at the Haria Extreme Race. Haría will host the Senior Classic, Junior U20 and Long Distance events in October 2020. Image copyright Mayayo The World Mountain Running Association has been staging the global event since 1985 and next year’s event will mark the 35th…

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inov-8 to release new film about Barkley Marathons & Nicky Spinks

The Barkley Marathons is the world’s toughest ultra-distance race. Only 15 runners have completed the full 100+ miles since it was first staged in 1986. And don’t be fooled into thinking that the best ultra and mountain runners avoid this race, on the contrary, those who poses the skills famously line up, after cracking the…

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How to watch UTMB LIVE this weekend

Whether you’re currently in Chamonix, the home of UTMB or want to keep up remotely, UTMB is one of the few ultra trail races to offer live coverage. If you’d like to watch the TDS (race underway), CCC or UTMB, Endurance Sport TV are the exclusive broadcast partner and there ware several ways to watch…

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Brutally Beautiful – Tor Des Géants 10th Anniversary – Presented by Montane

The Montane Tor des Géants returns for its 10th anniversary on Friday 6th September 2019. To commemorate the tenth edition, four races through the wild and spectacular landscapes of the Italian Alps have been created to increase the opportunities to participate and experience a legendary race. This includes the new, epic Tor des Glaciers, a competition…

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inov-8 launch Trailroc G 280

Image Credit http://www.inov-8.com Lakeland based inov-8 have been utilising graphene enhanced outsoles for the past couple of years. The majority core range of shoes have a graphene option, for those looking for greater durability and grip. Having recently tested the Roclite G 275, within a week of launching the reviewing, Lee from inov-8 dropped me…

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Salomon Speedcross 5

My feet are on fire! Much like the original S/LAB Sonic, the Speedcross 5 are in your face red, there’s no hiding from it. However, unlike their road siblings other colours are available. I know a percentage of you just sighed in relief. Having purchased the Speedcross 3 as my first pair of Salomon shoes…

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inov-8 Roclite G 275

I’ve tested quite a few inov-8 products over the years, the majority of which have been shoes. From running in mudclaws and X-Talons at the Ring of Steall, to RoadClaws at the London Marathon and countless adventures in-between, I’ve covered many miles in the Lakes based grip experts. Yet, I’ve never purchased or been sent…

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Reach for the Sky – Snowdon Skyline – The Interview

UK Skyrunning has seen some changes this year, new races in Ireland, Wales and new routes in the Lake District …. if anyone was getting tired of the UK Series, they can’t complain, as their options this year really are wide open! Ahead of the inaugural Snowdon Skyline, I caught up with RD Michael Jones for a…

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