After 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® 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 »
A new project recently announced is the Relentless seies of ultras scheduled for October/November 2012. This looks like the biggest ultra series ever put together in the UK. Organised by Ultrarunning.uk.com the series offers the chance to run 1,600 miles in 30 days. There are 5 events of 300 miles each and thirty ultramarathons plus shorter 1, 3 & 6 mile races called The Children in Need Challenges and these events run through all the 47 English counties.
Events can be run as teams in relays or as solo runs. Dates – 18th October 2012 through to 16th November 2012
Here is a link to Utpal Marshall’s latest short film called, ‘I Simply Do.’ It is a slow motion lyrical look at what has to be the most daunting and difficult sporting event in the world, The Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race. It does little to convey the extreme effort and challenge that all who participate in this race now in its 15th year have to endure, yet this piece tries to show the underlying spiritual beauty and peace that also is part and parcel of it all.
For most of the race Utpal was there every day reporting the day to day events that took place. From time to time He would take up his video camera and try and capture the action in a way that my words and photos could not do. The film was edited by Padyatra Komak.