Duncan G answered the question How long did you run before you did your first ultra?
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This is a Tribe for all the Ultra runners: trail, mountain, desert, 24 hour & other ultra long distance endurance eventers - all welcome! We can use this Tribe as a place to share info on running races, training, equipment advice, and general tails of what we've all been getting up to.
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I've run most of my life and the Ultra's were a progression for me from the various Ironman's i had completed after deciding i wanted a new challenge. I trained for 11 months for my first one so that I had a good bas...
Will W answered the question What do you carry with you between the refueling stations?
Pack of dates - crazy jack dates from Amazon are good and easy to carry/eat/digest. Good for snacking away on throughout the day to keep the energy topped up without sticky and sickly gels. Happy training and good...
Will W answered the question How long did you run before you did your first ultra?
I've just gone from ironman into ultra's, the fitness demand is probably similar, but the miles definitely add up and require more run conditioning. One of the best things though is the lack of expensive and fancy ki...
Dave H replied to the topic New to the Global Ultra Runners Tribe? Start here!
Training for my first ultra in May, the London 2 Brighton challenge. So far equal measures of nerves and excitement. Not the ideal way to train being based in Saudi Arabia, but will give it my best shot.
Wanted to do something big for my 45th b...
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...
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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