Ultrarunning World Magazine Publishes Issue 18

ultrarunning worldThe latest issue of Ultrarunning World magazine (UWM)  is an interesting mix of articles by ultrarunners from the UK and the USA and from France Mireille Cormier writes about her 6 day race in Wychwood, South Africa. There’s an article by Kathy Vaughan who with her husband Ras Vaughan run UltraPedestrian.com and share their adventures hiking along the Grand Enchantment Trail,  which runs 770 miles between Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read more »

USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council (MUT) 2018 Ultrarunners of the Year

Camille Herron

USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council (MUT) 2018 Ultrarunners of the Year have recently been announced. Camille Herron won the Female Road Ultrarunner of the year award before setting a new World record at Desert Solstice with 162.9 miles in 24 hours. Herron also set a new women’s 100 mile track World record in 13:25. (Photo by Howie Stern)

Ultra Trail Runners of the Year:

Women’s Open: Courtney Dauwalter, 33, Golden, CO (1st place Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, 1st place Tahoe 200 Mile and 1st place Sean O’Brien 50 Mile)
Men’s Open: Mario Mendoza, 31, Bend, OR (6th place & top American at the Trail World Championships and USATF 100 km Trail Champion)
Women’s Master: Colleen Jay, 42, Helotes, TX (USATF Masters 100 km Trail Champion)
Men’s Master: David Johnston, 48, Willow, AK (1st place Iditarod Trail 350 Mile and 1st place Sustina 100 Mile)

Ultra Road Runners of the Year:

Ted Corbitt Memorial Ultra Runner of the Year (Open & Master): Olivier Leblond, 46, Arlington, VA (USATF 24 Hour Champion and 48 Hour American Record Holder – 262.18 miles)
Ruth Anderson Memorial Ultra Runner of the Year: Camille Herron, 36, Oklahoma City, OK (1st place and world best at the Tunnel Hill 100 Mile and American Record for 50 miles on the track – 5:59)
Women’s Master: Caroline Boller, 43, Solvang, CA (11th place and top American at the IAU 100 km World Championships)

Source: The American Trail Running Association, ATRA

Kilimanjaro Stage Run 2019

kilimanjaro stage runThe Kilimanjaro Stage Run (KSR) is a multiday 260 kilometer adventure run, not a race, around the highest mountain in Africa.
The run circumnavigates Mount Kilimanjaro on dirt trails and footpaths between 1400m and 2200m elevation that have been used by locals for hundreds of years while remaining far off the tourist beaten path.  Run and walk together in small groups through lush rainforests, across rivers, past villages, and on the open plains, all while experiencing breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro at every turn. Immerse yourself in the culture of Tanzania, chat with the people you meet on the trail, and develop a strong bond with the Tanzanian and international runners on the team.

The KSR, which first took place in 2012,is led by Simon Mtuy, Tanzania’s foremost trail runner, expert mountain guide, world-record holder, and supported by his team at Summit Expeditions Nomadic Experience (SENE).
The route circumnavigates the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro over 8 days. Participants average more than 30km per day at higher elevations. The run starts and ends near the Mbahe Village cottages that Simon built on his family’s farm at 1800 meters on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Stage Run 2019

Ultrarunning World Magazine Issue 12

Ultrarunning World Issue 12

Ultrarunning World Magazine Issue 12 is the latest edition of the free online magazine which has been busy over the last few months withn the publication of the Hardmoors 55 Special Edition and Ultrarunning World Issue 11.

Ultrarunning World Issue 12 features:
• A Winter Bob Graham – Kim Collison
• Arc of Attrition – Tim Lambert
• Arc of Attrition – Jane Stephens
• Rest and Recovery – Shamus J Babcock
• Time Will Tell – Sarah Cameron
• Billy Butlin JOGLE Part 1 – Stan Jewell
• Dipali Cunningham – Grahak Cuningham
• Plant-based Eating for Multiday Sport Performance – Annie Weiss
Plus News, Recent Races, the 3100 Diaries and upcoming events.

Subscribe for free to get the latest issue.

Don Hannon – Running To Save Lives

Don Hannon

Irish ultrarunner Don Hannon – Running To Save Lives is running from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland to Castletownbere in County Cork in Ireland, a distance of 578 miles (930 km) over 12 days starting on March 31st 2018. Don is running to raise awareness of Organ Donation and Transplantation after donating half of his liver to his sister in 2016. Don has set a target of 1000 new donor cards registered.
Website: www.runningdonor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/runningdonor

US Ultrarunners Of The Year 2017


The US ultrarunners of the year for 2017 were Jim Wamsley and Camille Herron and Ultrarunning has great interviews with both Camille and Jim (see links below) about his big races last year.
This was the second time Jim won UROY and his wins included course records at Tarawera 100K in New Zealand, the Gorge Waterfalls 100K in Oregon and the Speedgoat 50K in Utah.

Camille also won at Tarawera and was the first American to win at Comrades since Ann Trason in 1997, Camille also set a world record at The Tunnel 100 mile race and set a world 12 hour record at desert solstice as well as two US national records.

John Medinger wrote an article for IRunFar, Deconstructing The 2016 Ultrarunner Of The Year Voting that shows who votes and how the system works.

Men Women
1 Jim Wamsley Camille Herron
2 Tim Freriks Courtney Dauwalter
3 Tim Tollefson Magdalena Boulet
4 Hayden Hawks Clare Gallagher
5 Mark Hammond Cat Bradley
6 Olivier Leblond Kathleen Cusick
7 Alex Nichols Yiou Wang
8 Jeff Browning Kaytlyn Gerbin
9 Avery Collins Gina Slaby
10 Patrick Reagan Katalin Nagy

Jim Wamsley interview
Camille Herron interview
Desert Solstice

Ultrarunning World Magazine Issue 9

Ultrarunning World Magazine Issue 9 is now available for viewing and download. This latest free offering features race reports from:

  • The Chorley 6 Hour Road Race – Stan Jewell
  • Deadwater Ultramarathon – John Parkin
  • Rebellion 135 – Belinda Bateson
  • Brugg 12 Hour – Helen James
  • The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon – Dion Leonard
  • Moab 240 – Steven Battle

Plus Stutisheel Lebedev’s “Anti-Heat Pill” article on strategies to deal with high heat and humidity in multiday races.

Checkout the magazine at Ultrarunning World.co.uk

Ultrarunning world issue 9

Ultrarunning World Magazine News

ultrarunning worldUltrarunning World Magazine is being relaunched with a new issue published recently and apparently another issue on its way. Editor Abichal Sherrington says he is planning on producing 12 free issues of the magazine before reviewing the response at the end of 2018.

The current issue of the magazine, Issue 8 features race reports from UK ultramarathons, the British Ultrafest 24 hour race at Crawley with Andy Jordan gracing the front cover, Phil Robertsons Welsh Castles Relay article and notes fromThe Berghaus Dragons Back. A summary of events in the EMU 6 day race in Hungary adds an international flavour and also features an ultra calendar.

The magazine can be viewed online at the Ultrarunning World website.


Relaunch Of The Ultra Runner

fruitarian v paleoAfter a period of inactivity The Ultra Runner is back in business and will be posting all kinds of material ultra related over the coming months including links to other news sites and blogs, videos and podcasts which seem to be springing up all over the place like trailrunner.org.uk, looking at dietary choices starting with the Paleo diet which is all the rage at the moment.

There will be news from around the world as there is so much going on right now at the grassroots level and with the bigger international events.

We will also be partnering with other sites as there’s strength in numbers and we hope to keep our fingers on the pulse of the life of  The Ultrarunner.

Lizzy Hawker Wins The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2012


Lizzy Hawker Wins The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® for

Incredible Fifth Time


Inclement Weather Revises 10th Edition UTMB® As The World Watched Live On Web TV


For immediate release. Chamonix, France, September 2nd, 2012: The North Face®, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear proudly announces several top ten placements, including an incredible fifth-time win for Lizzy Hawker (GBR), at the 10th edition of The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®, August 27th-September 2nd 2012, Chamonix, France. Read more »