It’s been over a week now since I hurtled to the trail in the woods courtesy of those blooming tree roots, resulting in one very badly sprained ankle. Thursday 21st March will be etched in my mind for a while yet. Thursday was a bit of blur: a combination of shock, adrenaline and codeine. Trying to work out how I get coffee from the kitchen to sofa while on crutches is not great on codeine brain. Friday was reality hitting. Ouch. Ankle blooming hurt, swolen like an elephant’s foot and the reality dawning of being unable to run the ultra … Continue reading
With all eyes on the Olympic Games and the fight to be the fastest man in the world in the 100m, spare a thought for those preparing for the inaugural New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District. At 56.5 miles this race is all about endurance. But with a growing elite field of runners entering the event, speed will certainly be a factor in determining the winner. The New Balance Ultra Tour of the Peak District is part of the first ever festival of off-road running: The Big Running Weekend, which also features a more modest 12.12 mile race … Continue reading
Ultra- A definition… pref. 1. Beyond; on the other side of. 2. Beyond the range, scope, or limit of. 3. Far beyond the normal or proper degree of. There’s a lot more interest in ultra distances than ever before. Accelerate love them! They’re gaining momentum world wide, and have many people arguing for the kind of exposure previously reserved for races like the London Marathon. Dean Karnazes, described as the ‘fittest man in the world’ has long been a massive inspiration, writing best selling books about his achievements in Ultra distance running. Big names like Anton Krupika, Hal Koerner, Geoff Roes , Kilian … Continue reading
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