Neil B Share your hints and tips for what kit to take with you on high Altitude Ultra runs here - http://tribesports.com/topics/useful-kit-advice-for-ultra-marathons-at-altitude
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Run247 columnist Kirsty Reade talks to the inspirational ultra runner Mimi Anderson
There are few people in the world of ultra (or possibly the world) who are as inspirational as Mimi Anderson. I recently bumped into her at a race and she very...
Abichal S I am helping organise the first 6 day race in the UK for over 20 years and the event will also include a 48 hour and a 24 hour race. This is a serious challenge in terms of its scope but also it will be held on a track. This will test runners mentally as well as physically. There is a tradition of running 6 day races that stretches back to the 1800's and the British 6 day record set in 1884 still stands to this day.
So running for 6 days is definitely do-able.
My question to ultrarunners on Tribesports is what qualities do you think you need to run a 144 hour non-stop race and how do you develop those qualities?
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Stewart P replied to the topic New to the Global Ultra Runners Tribe? Start here!
Hi everyone. I'm new to the tribe and I am training for my first ultra 90miles 3days. Training is going well and i'm clocking up the miles. A few weeks ago I did a 51miles in three days and I'm up to 30miles on my long runs. My aim is to do a 100m...
Sam P answered the question How long did you run before you did your first ultra?
I'm focusing on training for a hellish trail marathon in August as a milestone for me and then maybe my first 50k or 33/35 miler this winter. I'm learning not to jump in mileage too much as thats when I get injured s...
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Tony G answered the question How long did you run before you did your first ultra?
I started running (again - after a very long break) less than a year ago.. just done my 1st (ever) 1/2 and ahave another in a couple of weeks time .... I aim to do my 1st Ultra (100 miles ofver 4 days) in early augus...
Monty C answered the question How long did you run before you did your first ultra?
Hello Kimberly. I didn't start running until I was in my 40's so I couldn't waste time. I did a marathon first and then my first 50 miler 4 months later. Have you got an Ultra in your sights?
Just wondering what has been the progression for other runners in getting to there first ultra. Did you work your way up thre HM, marathon and then ultra's or jump right to ultra's
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Christo B replied to the topic New to the Global Ultra Runners Tribe? Start here!
longest run I've done was the Washie 100miler... tough as anything, I would also like to get into multi stage events. one tit bit of advice for ultra running... dont listen to your self, becuase your lying... just keep running :-)
Kimberly L replied to the topic New to the Global Ultra Runners Tribe? Start here!
I am a new runner and no where near being rady for an ultra but it is my ultimate goal. Just here to read and learn
Neil B There's been some great responses to this discussion....does anybody have any other views on whether there should be official categories of Ultra Marathons to distinguish between different distances?? http://tribesports.com/topics/ultra-marathons-should-there-be-categories-of-ultr
Flint F replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
Hi everyone, Flint here from the North American Ultra Runners tribe :)
Like many of you, I very much enjoy and respect the ultra running culture of being very low-key and easy going about pretty much everything. I think as an ultra runner, you...
Clare F answered the question What do you carry with you between the refueling stations?
you have to carry a minimum of 100 calaories with you when you leave each station, a lot of it is off road as its along the lenght of Hadrian'r Wall ! think I may experiment a bit in training with different energy ba...
Rory C replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
I think there have always been catagories as the distances are mulitples of miles or km and hours and days for the ULTRAracers. The thing now is that so many races are now on trail that there are a multitude of different USPs for races.
Neil B replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
Sounds pretty unanomously that most people believe there should be no categorisation. Is there anyone out there who thinks it would be a good idea?
Rory, I have to thank you for my intro into the world of Ultra's, after taking part in the first and second runnings of the Notts Ultra.
It really is a crazy sport. I completed my first 100 km last October, just 6 months after being diagnosed wit...
Peter H replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
I'm not sure they need to be classified. People know the distance you have done. My first 2 Ultra's were only 50km. This was my first step in to the world of 'Ultras'.
Had it been classified as something of lesser acheivement then I may not have...
Monty C replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
Most Ultras now have details on their websites about the type of terrain and the ascent involved to give an idea about the severity.
I don't really want them to be classified - when you run over 30 miles you are in, and once you are in you learn...
Ian S replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
Like a Jack A I love the Ultra community so fluid & chilled - You could have classifications to help the none coverted runners to help make a little easier to choose which event to event, similar to what you have in athelics you have sprinters, Mi...
Jack A replied to the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
I quite like the fact that the Ultra Marathon community (something i'm hoping to join later this year with my first ultra) is quite chilled about classification. I also think it would be really difficult to actually classify them as they're all so...
Neil B created the topic Ultra Marathons - Should there be categories of Ultra Marathons?
Wanted to get peoples views on this. Given that Ultra Marathons have soared in popularity, with more and more people running them and more and more events around the world, should official categories be brought in to distinguish between them? Shou...
It looks like you are taking the right approach and I'm doing UTMB then myself. I'll definitely be taking lots of protein based snacks with me. Macadamia Nuts are also brilliant as they are so high in Kcals and Fat. During the GUCR145 I had Fish...