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So mAny magic mornings this week on my super early morning runs before work🙏When you are driven to succeed anything is possible. The key is to ask your self what you really want to become, are you going to bring positive energy in to your body/mind or are you going to be negative and find an excuse and allow life to bring you down. We all go through tough times that’s life learn to find a way not to find an excuse.

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Bloody epic @Ryan Crawford 🙌🏼 Bloody epic!
Troy Archer . 2 days ago

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 . 1 week ago
😳🤣
Clare Ratnavira . 5 days ago

This is something we only get to say once a year but it’s always our favorite announcement… 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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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. Nature’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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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 don’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 it’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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Sunday Valentines Day hike. 🥰

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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 together🙏 Came in first place although not the time I was aiming for it was a fantastic journey and just like in life things don’t always go to plan but it’s how you deal with the challenges that count.

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@Ryan Crawford congrats mate huge effort 
Damien Dau . 2 weeks ago

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

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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 I’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! ⚡️⚡️⚡️
https://ultra-x.co/dawn2dusk/
Gooooo on. 

Introducing our spiciest virtual challenge yet and this one is for teams, runners, cyclists and all! ⚡️⚡️⚡️

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 . 3 weeks ago
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@Natalie Arnold @Zac Eaton @Sarah Archer - i'm already stretching for this! Wanna join me?
Troy Archer . 3 weeks ago
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@Troy Archer ... I’m in mate, let’s go! 
Jay Woods . 3 weeks ago
@Michael Donald ... I reckon this’ll pique your interest. Let’s do a run down your way. 
Jay Woods . 3 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 . 2 weeks ago

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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Can’t wait to hear  more @Sam Heward 
Damien Dau . 4 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

You have to be a person who does what you expect others to do, no one wants to listen to some one that doesn’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 👊
Damien Dau . 4 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

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 👊
Damien Dau . 4 weeks ago
Holy foot fall. That's insane. @Ryan Crawford, you definitely have my vote. 🙌
Troy Archer . 4 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

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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

90km training run out to Mount Cordeaux to film the final footage of my documentary in the making, “The white Kenyan” stay tuned!! 

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@Ryan Crawford! We’re really looking forward to seeing it!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
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Can’t wait 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago

A very broken day of walking today. It started with an early exit on my first venture into the Border Trails. An adult Eastern Brown snake will do that! I then went back to a familiar and slightly less risky beach path... and have now just finished my first night walk. I opted for an area that I wouldn’t expect to see any groups of kids on, and I was right. Actually ended up clocking some k’s today! 

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Occasionally (very occasionally) a new connection on social media leads to a real life conversation. Of them occasionally (very occasionally) you end up connecting with someone truly inspiring. That happened this week and we're gonna make some cool stuff happen together.

Anyone who wants to chat business, endurance sport, running or just chew the fat on what's gonna happen next with covid do drop me a line ([email protected]) 🤘

Anyone who wants to chat business, endurance sport, running or just chew the fat on what's gonna happen next with covid do drop me a line ([email protected]) 🤘

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This duo conquered 7 of NSW’s most iconic trails in just 7 days!

Written by : Mick Chapman | Photography by : Lyndon MarceauWith 2020 proving it was going to be a tough year, there was an opportunity to reassess what was happening & change perspective a little. Watching the key races fall one after another, in late June, I started to plant the seed for something else com

So inspiring and motivating 🙌🏼 It’s amazing what is able to be achieved when you’re forced to just make things work! 
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Kick ass story @FRACTEL - super inspiring!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Looks epic @FRACTEL - Charlottes Pass to Thredbo looks like it'd be hard to beat scenery wise. @Michael Donald ... few ideas here for you to try mate.   
Jay Woods . 1 month ago
Amazing! 
Sarah Archer . 1 month ago

For the 250 of you looking to qualify for the World Championships this June in Slovenia, you have 11 days left to complete your virtual qualifier!

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

Good luck to you all and remember to enjoy yourselves!

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This Thursday at 12.30PM we are going LIVE on Instagram with Ultra X's long standing osteopathy partner @just.one.body to talk all about.... INJURIES!!

If you have an injury, a niggle or you're interested in injury prevention, now is your chance to have your questions answered by the pro!

And yes, that is nighttime in the desert. Who is joining us for Ultra X Jordan this October?

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The Azores is an archipelago of 9 islands situated 1,000 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Portugal.

The islands were settled sporadically over a period of 200 years. The temperatures are mild year round and the vegetation and scenery is truly spectacular.

Ultra X Azores takes place on Sao Miguel (the biggest island), on the weekend of April 24-25th. Join us for the full 125km in two days or for the 50km event. This island will take your breath away.

Check out the Race Information Pack here - ultra-x.co/azores-125/

📸 @johny.cook

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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

Always searching for more inside 🙏 the best is yet to come!

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Those shots! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Super exciting
Damien Dau . 1 month ago

About 12 hours before this picture was taken we'd had to reroute a 40 km course due to an elephant on the trail, find a new campsite (we had a new finish line) and source some booze (not easy over the Sri Lankan New Year). ⁣

For the last couple of years, I have set new year’s resolutions/goals here. The aim to keep me accountable. The problem with these is what happens when the goalposts change. ⁣

2020 forced us all into taking a back seat. Covid's provided an obvious reminder that life is so often out of our control. My goals went by the wayside. I failed.⁣

Following this, I've had a bit of a conundrum. Setting aims is important, sure, but success and failure aren't arbitrary (I actually think they are both steps in the same direction), and restricting a life of opportunities into single targets seems like a mistake. A load of good happened in 2020, even if it wasn't in the way I'd have expected. ⁣

Perhaps the idea of landing somewhere specific is too finite. Instead, this year how about setting some values, surrounding yourself with some good people and heading down the open road, realising that you can't decide what happens next, but you can control how to react when next comes... ⁣

21 I'm coming for ya.

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@Sam Heward thanks for sharing this great piece of advice. Go get ‘21 mate
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
What a great perspective @Sam Heward!
Paul Caneda . 1 month ago

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HOW TO BE A MORE SUSTAINABLE RUNNER: CLOTHING AND KIT

ReRun Clothing is a grass roots environmental campaigning company set-up and run by GB Ultra Runner Dan Lawson and his family. The company is driven by a desire to tackle and reduce textile waste following a growing awareness that our outdoor and adventure lifestyles are putting a strain on our planet.In 2021, Dan and his wife will be trave

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BEST ULTRA MARATHONS IN AUSTRALASIA 2021

Australasia may not be the most accessible part of the world to those who don’t live on the continent but there are plenty of reasons to jump on that long haul flight starting with their ultra marathons. In this article we’ve selected some of our favourite races and what we consider to be the ultimate bucket list races in Australia, N

@Michael Donald ... this is all you mate!
Jay Woods . 2 months ago

For winter we are blessed with this weather. Iron Mountain just inland from San Diego is a nice way to check out things from above. 

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Every now and again we like to remind everyone why we do what we do at Ultra X.

We exist because we love to take people outside of their comfort zone and we love to deliver unforgettable, life changing experiences, the sort that really do last a lifetime.

Join us this Spring at Ultra X 125 Azores and/or Ultra X 125 Scotland.

If you have any questions regarding the races, just message us directly or email on [email protected]

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BEST ULTRA MARATHONS IN EUROPE: THE ULTIMATE EUROPEAN RACES 2021

Ultra marathons are any events longer in distance than a marathon (42.2km). However, as there is no upper limit, the range in event can vary significantly. Whilst there are now some insanely challenging races held across the globe, there are also many much more accessible events also classed as ultra marathons.In this series, we’re lo

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BEST 100 MILE RACES AND ULTRA MARATHONS IN THE US 2021

Ultra marathons are any events longer in distance than a marathon (42.2km). However, as there is no upper limit, the range in event can vary significantly. Whilst there are now some insanely challenging races held across the globe, there are also many much more accessible events also classed as ultra marathons.In this series, we’re lo

To all of you who joined us for #RunAroundTheWorldWithKev - It was amazing, thank you!

Together we covered a mind blowing 37,962.68 km in 50 hours and raised £10,500 for Prostate Cancer UK.

What an incredible way to begin 2021!

Stay tuned for our next community challenge…

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This Thursday at 12.30pm UK time we are going live on Instagram with Ultra X nutrition lead @r_mcgregor.

We’ll be discussing the ever-changing science behind performance nutrition. We'll look at how sports nutrition has changed, what to believe and the all important what not to believe.

Got a question for Renee? Put it in the comments section below or head to our stories and pop it in the question box.

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The final summit from today’s hike up to Suicide Rocks in Idyllwild. An hour out from Palm Springs. Such an amazing view. So fortunate 😃

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haha, how good is the background commentary @Damien Dau 
Jay Woods . 2 months ago
Yer @Jay Woods im not big on heights. 
Damien Dau . 2 months ago

Thank you HOKA One for our hiking boots. First hike down and super comfortable and supportive 👌

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How good is that famil portrait shot!
Jay Woods . 2 months ago

Welcome back to our annual Christmas challenge, The Ultra X #holiday100 !!!

For those of you unfamiliar, the #holiday100 involves running or walking 100km between Christmas eve and New year’s Eve. Broken down it’s 12.5km per day for 8 days but you can do it in whatever combination you like!

Those who complete the challenge will get a FREE Ultra X 2021 buff sent to them (P&P not included) and the fastest man and woman to complete it will both get a free spot to any Ultra X 125 race in 2021!

Register via the link here - ultra-x.co/holiday100/

Good luck!

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Opinion: Running Helmets

Summer arrived drunk last weekend in Sydney, a raging 45 degrees, approximately 113 for those US side, marking the start of summer and what looks to a damn hot one. Hopefully, sans months of wild bushfires. Lacing up and running this time of year starts to get a little harder. Motivation slips as the lust for air-con grow stronger. Dai