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WARNING - NIPPLE SATURDAY HAS ARRIVED!

All runners know the day.....when you think the weather has warmed up enough to loose the heavy base layers.......but your a week early

@dan bullock @Kelly McLay @Clare Ratnavira @Damien Dau 

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It was a solid 9F with windchill yesterday...winter is still here!
Kelly McLay . 2 days ago

The best moments for me each morning are when the sun is first rising for the day it sets a feeling of accomplishment before the day even begins. Natureโ€™s energy can reinvigorate your soul and allow you to connect with what really matters in this life, I get to capture these magic moments every day because I choose to win the battle in the morning not let that voice inside win the one that tells you to sleep in take a day off, that voice will hold you back in life! 

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In just two weeks, registrations for Ultra X Scotland will be increasing to the final tier!

Make sure to secure your place at Early bird pricing before then.

Remember, you can take part in either the full 125km, 2 day weekend or Sundayโ€™s 50km only option.

We cannot wait! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Watch me Tri: Part II – Still Tri-ing

I am quite certain you are not on the edge of your seat waiting for this update, but for the two of you (okay one paid follower) that may be wondering “How the Tri-training World Turns” for Kelly I thought I would give a little update. Update: Its still turning, at times spinning, but I am still tri-ing and the coun

Awesome effort Kelly ๐Ÿ‘Š
Damien Dau . 6 days ago
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Thank you @Damien Dau - 61 days and counting - unless they cancel!
Kelly McLay . 2 days ago

A friend of ours shared this with our group after we ran together. ๐’ฒ๐‘’ ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’๐’น ๐’ท๐‘œ๐“‰๐’ฝ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“‚๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”.

Thank you panda and little dragon.


Reference: jamesnorbury.com

Fly into July team photo: @thesundaylongrun

#flyintojuly #teammates @FRACTEL 

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This is something we only get to say once a year but itโ€™s always our favorite announcementโ€ฆ Registrations to Ultra X Sri Lanka to be held in March 2022 are OPEN!

We are already counting down the days.

ultra-x.co/sri-lanka/ 

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This week we are going to be telling you a little bit about Ultra X Jordan, situated in the south of the country in the Wadi Rum desert.

Jordan was our first Ultra X race location and for that reason it holds a very special place in our hearts.

Leaving aside the true beauty of the place, the desert is steeped in history. Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917โ€“18.

Our race course, which changes slightly every year will take participants on a grand tour of Wadi Rumโ€™s protected region. Youโ€™ll pass through canyons, dried up riverbeds and occasionally over big dunes (including, on Stage 4, a stretch through the very canyon Lawrence was said to have hidden out in!).

Remember, thanks to our payment plan system you can register for Jordan and pay your registration fee monthly over the course of 5 months. This goes some way in making the best value multi-stage ultramarathon on the planet, even more affordable.

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People often talk about you need to get motivated and you need a good mindset to achieve your goals, this is 100% true but what most donโ€™t explain is that unless you put yourself in that uncomfortable position over and over again how can your mindset change, you have to continue to get used to the brutal hard work every day and then your mind will get tougher and allow you to achieve more and more each time. The same goes for motivation you can be motivated when you listen to a great song or watch an inspiring movie or when life is going great, but the key is to find your true why you want to achieve your goals, look deep inside yourself and find the answers, you have to get to the point where enough is enough and then nothing will stop you, you will always be motivated. You have to create that spark on your own then no matter what you will get it done weather you have a bad day or itโ€™s raining or life is super busy you will find a way no matter what. So find out who you are and go get it, no one is going to do it for you!

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A runners mindset

What moves us from "I cant" to "I bloody well am!" ?Having a Growth Mindset is defined by believing that our most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” ( D

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ, ๐Ÿฏ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐—บ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ๐—ธ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜€.

Well, that was a weekend full of 'new mum' personal bests.

I've quite enjoyed having a 'reset' on PBs. Although I'm very much the same person, there's a lot that has changed. I'm no longer in control of how many hours sleep I will get, my body is different, my family balance is different, my work life is different and therefore my training program is 'just different'.

The fine art of fitting everything in and knowing that there's a little person to come home to everyday that watches my every move! (And, what a welcome home committee it is!)

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Woohoo Mama! Keep on going.  I am right there with you, 9 weeks to Ironman Texas & two littles waiting at home!
Kelly McLay . 1 week ago
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@Kelly McLay you guys can train virtual together. Perfect! 
Damien Dau . 1 week ago
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@Kelly McLay fantastic! Go Mama, what a journey ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘Š
Natalie Arnold . 1 week ago
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Hares and hounds 50+km race was a success with some frustrating moments getting lost a few times eventually it all come back together๐Ÿ™ Came in first place although not the time I was aiming for it was a fantastic journey and just like in life things donโ€™t always go to plan but itโ€™s how you deal with the challenges that count.

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@Ryan Crawford congrats mate huge effort 
Damien Dau . 1 week ago

Join our Fly into July team for the Gold Coast marathon!

For what will be an incredible weekend in July, registrations are now open for the marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km events. Great to see the juniors can get involved in the 4km or 2km junior dash too.

We're considering the marathon distance over here! Although, might sit on that for another 10 minutes ๐Ÿคญ

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ: Fly into July

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป: Fly2021

Remember, you can participate in both Fly into July and other events to help motivate your journey. We imagine there will be some incredible goals ticked off this first weekend of July, join us ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Have you registered your teams for our spiciest virtual challenge ever yet #Dawn2Dusk?

If you have not already done so, please do so via our website!

Remember, your team can cycle OR run/walk.

The concept is simple. How far can your team cover in 12hrs?

There will be all sorts of prizes and trophies up for grabs and everyone that takes part will be getting the limited edition medal ๐Ÿฅ‡

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A day in the life of the white Kenyan๐Ÿ™ I say it all the time but nothing beats dedication and hard work! 

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@OBZ Lifestyle Athlete @emmarynne Work hard, work smart, push yourself, stay consistent, be patient and never give up! It takes time to build a better version of yourself. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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WHAT RUNNING TRAINERS ARE BEST

This week’s guest is Emma Kirk a self-proclaimed trainer geek, strength and conditioning coach and track hype queen at Track Life London. When not clocking up miles, Emma can be found with a full calendar of clients for her new footwear consultancy business which she launched just two weeks ago! In this interview we’re tapp

Dedication is one of the keys to succeed in whatever path you choose, nothing beats hard work everyday. You might have some natural talent in your field but without the constant effort it will mean nothing if someone is willing to work harder. This is just another morning forward on my journey to finding what Iโ€™m capable and pushing my limitations. I believe the only competition for me is myself, never compare yourself with someone else, once you learn to control the mind you can become unstoppable.

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Time for something a little different...

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ
https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ

https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/

Gooooo on. 

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I'm keen to do this! @Damien Dau @Trent Allan @Jay Woods @Scott Coey @Paul Caneda - who's joining me?
Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago
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@Natalie Arnold @Zac Eaton @Sarah Archer - i'm already stretching for this! Wanna join me?
Troy Archer . 2 weeks ago
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@Troy Archer ... Iโ€™m in mate, letโ€™s go! 
Jay Woods . 2 weeks ago
@Michael Donald ... I reckon thisโ€™ll pique your interest. Letโ€™s do a run down your way. 
Jay Woods . 2 weeks ago
@Troy Archer Argh!!!!!!! Soooo tempted. BUT I've got a wedding this day and flying in the morning :S If only it was Sunday I'd be all in champ. 
Natalie Arnold . 1 week ago

Friday morning stairs ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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5 reasons to be optimistic.

1) January is over.

2) Vaccination programmes are (generally) going well.

3) Infection appears to offer long lasting protection and the variants can be beaten.

4) @Ultra X are launching not one, but two new events in the next 7 days. Mega.

5) The Rugby is back.

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Canโ€™t wait to hear  more @Sam Heward 
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago
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Love a good top 5 Sam! Particularly good to hear Point 4, congratulations to yourself and the team at @Ultra X .
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
hey @Michael Donald point 4 mate, looks like you're on mate!
Jay Woods . 3 weeks ago

A foggy grey day for my run. Feels like Iโ€™m in London @Scott Coey @Heidi  ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Nahhh still looks to warm and no rain!!!
Nice try....
Scott Coey . 3 weeks ago
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You have to be a person who does what you expect others to do, no one wants to listen to some one that doesnโ€™t practice what they preach. No one cares what you did yesterday what are you doing today to better yourself. It has to be a constant journey forward this was just another day forward for me doing what I can to always seek more of my self, every day the training can be different but always keep the same goals in mind that is to always be better in all areas of my life.

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Go get it @Ryan Crawford ๐Ÿ‘Š
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago
Super rad @Ryan Crawford , super rad indeed.
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

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BEST ULTRAMARATHON TRAINERS SPOTTED AT ULTRA X EVENTS

By far the most frequently asked question that we get from competitors training for our events is: “What type of shoe should I wear?!”For ultra runners the trainer might just be the most important kit decision you make – the primary weapon you take to battle. Your shoes can be your best friend or greatest enemy, so much so that

A huge congratulations to all of you who took on and smashed our World Championships Virtual Qualifier. We have been blown away by your efforts. Thank you!

So...... wanna see who's qualified for Slovenia? Hit this link ๐Ÿค ultra-x.co/.../02/Results-Provisional-01022021.pdf

๐Ÿ“ธ @benedict_tufnell


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Another early morning run to work learn to find a way not find an excuse, anything is possible if you truely want it 

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@Ryan Crawford just a casual marathon ๐Ÿ‘Š
Damien Dau . 3 weeks ago
Holy foot fall. That's insane. @Ryan Crawford, you definitely have my vote. ๐Ÿ™Œ
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

Out for a run today? Get some guidance from our #run bottle. Sessions prepared by Olympic Coach Steve Trew. #running #triathlon #parkrun #parkrunuk  

www.swimfortri.co.uk/product/sft-intelligent-training-aid-drink-bottle/

SFT ITA Drink Bottle - The swim improvement specialists

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These are great @dan bullock - do you have anything to stop my knees from hurting so much? ๐Ÿ˜‚
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
That's a great idea! I don't know how many times my session gets soaked and turns into soggy notes.
Natalie Arnold . 3 weeks ago

A balmy 2 degrees for morning run along the Thames....now off for some turbo with Kelly @Kelly McLay 

Donโ€™t tell her but giving a new definition to โ€œpain caveโ€ for her today....sweaty photos to follow

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Next time i'm in London you can take me along the Thames @Scott Coey, not for a run though, i'll do some mudlarking while you get your run done!
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago

Rain, hail or shine! Checking out the new @GC50 Run Festival, GC 30 course in preparation for the new May event.

We were a tad excited about this new event on the Gold Coast.  It's the ideal stepping stone distance between half-marathon and marathon distances. #thelastlongrun 


Have a great rest of your weekend. 








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Look at all that energy @Natalie Arnold - firing team right there!
Troy Archer . 4 weeks ago
@Troy Archer They're a pretty great bunch, you can always count on them when it rains ๐Ÿ˜Š
Natalie Arnold . 3 weeks ago

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BEST ULTRA MARATHONS IN SOUTH AMERICA 2021

In this article we are looking at the best ultramarathons in South America. Known for its extreme and varied climates, South America provides ample opportunity for fantastic ultra running.Although South America has fewer ultramarathons than some other major continents, participation rates are growing fast. It also contains some of the world&rsqu

Over the next 3 days we are going to be telling you why you should join us (if you're not already) for Ultra X Scotland this May 8-9!

Post 1/3 is titled "have you experienced Scotland in the late spring?"

Well, if you have you'll know that it is absolutely beautiful. Ultra X Scotland starts in Inverness and heads out along the Scottish highlands and circumnavigates the most famous Loch in the world - Loch Ness.

Come May, after a long and dark winter of lockdown here in the UK, we are going to be raring to get out there onto the trails and we sincerely hope you'll be there to join us.

And remember, should the race have to be postponed due to COVID, you will get 100% of your money back, no questions asked.

Visit our website to join us for either the 125km 2 day adventure or Sunday's 50km event.

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Those of you looking to qualify for the World Championships this June in Slovenia, you have just 4 days left to complete your virtual qualifier! You must have submitted your time to us by Sunday!

As you know, the top 10% will be gaining a place on the start line this summer ๐Ÿฅณ

If you want to qualify for Slovenia, you can STILL enter the virtual qualifier. Visit our website to do so.

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BEST ULTRAMARATHON TRAINERS SPOTTED AT ULTRA X EVENTS

By far the most frequently asked question that we get from competitors training for our events is: “What type of shoe should I wear?!”For ultra runners the trainer might just be the most important kit decision you make – the primary weapon you take to battle. Your shoes can be your best friend or greatest enemy, so much so that

Trying to keep myself motivated by keeping track of mini wins. Having the highest average of uphill walking/jogging this week equivalent to 15 floors per day.



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