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.

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

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, 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 »

Relentless 2012

relentless ultramarathon 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 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

Checkout all the details at

40 Best Ultrarunning Sites

The Ultrarunners Top 40 Links


This is my current top 40 ultrarunning links in no particular order


I Simply Do

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.

Utpal Marshall’s blog Perfection-Journey