2021 is all set to be a year packed full of adventure! Make sure to take advantage of our huge Blue Friday weekend sale by hitting the link below and registering. This way you will guarantee yourself one of 50 discounted race places!
Nov 24 at 12:17 am
Actual commentary from my recent trip out west:
𝘞𝘰𝘸. 𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭. 𝘠𝘖𝘜'𝘙𝘌 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭. 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘱. 𝘠𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭. 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯'𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵.
Moral of the story..nature is overwhelmingly beautiful.
#optoutside #theoutbound #visitutah #nationalparks #canyonlandsnationalpark #brycecanyonnationalpark #grandstaircaseescalante #hiddengems #naturalbeauty #wow
This Friday signifies the start of our only SALE of the year, Blue Friday.
We are offering 25% off all our races (except the World Championships).
This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be going LIVE on Instagram with previous competitors from Jordan, Mexico and the Azores, three of our biggest races! If you’re planning on registering for one of these this Blue Friday weekend, you’ll want to tune in to these LIVES, all at 1800hrs UK time ;)
Tomorrow, chatting about Jordan we have @projectmarathongirl
On Wednesday, recalling his experience from the Azores we have @simbarashe
On Thursday, chatting about her week in Mexico we welcome @frangibar
What a line-up!
Great hike today up to Mount San Antonio. Just above 10,000 feet it’s one of the highest peaks in California. Heading up Devils Backbone had some hairy moments and was super hard work 😥
Running Stories app is an that turns running routes into 'immersive experience' ... I can't decide if I'd like it or hate it, thoughts? Check it out - runningstories.app/
Love this for training motivation in these times when you don’t know when we will step into the Arena again
Our new run bottle is available, mini training plan across 5+1 sessions on the bottle, full support from the sessioninabottle.com website. We have a new run section. Order the 4pack for the pool this weekend and I will include a free run bottle.
Sessions created by our training camp head coach Steve Trew (Sydney Olympics GB Tri Coach.)
Our new run bottle is available, mini training plan across 5+1 sessions on the bottle, full support from the sessioninabottle.com website. We have a new run section. Order the 4pack for the pool and I will include a free run bottle.
I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 18 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 7 so I can’t really remember life without it. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. In a normal person, the body is able to maintain blood glucose within a safe margin (t
This Thursday at 12.30pm UK time, we are going LIVE on Instagram with @sophiegraceholmes
We’ll be chatting to Sophie about her amazing journey from being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as a child, to becoming a fitness coach, public speaker and all round motivator.
Sophie has appeared in a number of magazines such as Hello!, Vogue, Women’s health, Women’s Fitness and many more.
DO YOU GET ENOUGH ENERGY? RELATIVE ENERGY DEFICIENCY IN SPORTS (RED-S) CAN HARM YOUR HEALTH AND TRAININGWhen you don’t get enough energy, training is hard and you won’t make progress. Relative energy deficiency can also lead to different kinds of serious health problems.Do you get enough energy from your food to support your training?
Monday Morning 15 miles of trails in the bag
With the recent global announcements regarding progress on the vaccine front, 2021 is starting to look a whole lot brighter, FOR REAL!
Come June 2021 and the Ultra X World Championships in Slovenia we should all be well in the clear 🙂
If you are not already joining us we have released a new VIRTUAL QUALIFIER, which you can do anywhere in the world. The top 10% will be receiving a registration link to the World Champs!
Hit the link below to read more about the Ultra X World Championships Virtual Qualifier, which launches December 11th! ultra-x.co/world-championships-virtual-qualifier/
In recent years, CDB oil has been popping up more and more regularly across popular media. It seems to be a key ingredient of an ever-increasing number of sports recovery products and has now hit the ultra running scene. Purported benefits include better sleep, faster recovery, pain alleviation, stress reduction, and more – making it the per
This Sunday at 2000hrs UK time, the entry fee for Ultra X Mexico 2021 increases £200 to the second pricing tier.
To take advantage of the current early bird entry fee, please enter before then.
Remember, not only is Ultra X Mexico our toughest race, it’s probably our most unique too. You’ll get the chance to run with the Tarahumara from the book Born to Run!
Hit the below link to watch last year’s race documentary - it is awesome, if we may say so ourselves 😊 youtu.be/kAJoyXTdTzc
Our Energy Chew bundles are now back in stock. Sports nutrition has never tasted so good 🌱
Ultra marathon running is not a mainstream sport in Europe or North America just yet, however there are a huge number of events now and even more popping up all the time. Across most of Africa the sport is even more niche (despite it being home to some of the world’s greatest money runners, however, there are some huge events out there, rang
This Thursday at 1.30pm UK time, we are going LIVE on Instagram with Ultra X Athlete and professional ultra trail runner, @jasonschlarb
We’ll be chatting to Jason about his training methods as well as recalling his experience last November at Ultra X Mexico!
In the last ten years, participation in ultramarathon events has grown by 345% worldwide (according to RunRepeat). In the same period of time, veganism has grown at a similar rate, rising 300% in the UK alone (there are now an estimated 600,000 vegans in the UK, according to The Vegan Society). Coincidence?!?
Well, yes, probably. That said, while
NEW VIRTUAL (AND REAL) RACE ALERT!
With so many Ultra X World Championship qualifying races having been cancelled over the past 9 months we have decided to launch one which can’t get cancelled.
The challenge opens on Friday 11th December and you will have 50 days to complete 50km with 1,200 metres of elevation. You can do it wherever you are in the world OR you can take on a 50km segment we have created for you along the stunning Serpent Trail in the South Downs National Park.
What’s more, if you wish to take on the Serpent Trail segment ‘live’, we will be providing support for runners on Saturday 30th January, which just so happens to be the 50th and final day of the challenge.
The top 10% of each category will receive an invitation to the Ultra X World Championships in Slovenia. Four lucky finishers (two male and two female) will also be chosen at random for a place!
To register, FOR FREE, and to read the details hit this link - https://ultra-x.co/world-championships-virtual-qualifier/
Welcome to the #50in50
Being an ultra marathon race organiser means that a good chunk of any single day is spent explaining what exactly these unique and mysterious events are.
Whilst most people now know the term marathon as being a form of long-distance run, the preceding “ultra” can add confusion.
This is not helped either by the multiple forms of differe
This Sunday at 2000hrs UK time, registrations to Ultra X Jordan 2021 increase. To save yourself £100 please register BEFORE this time!
The great desert of Wadi Rum awaits us!
Today is Ultra X’s 2nd birthday.
It feels just like yesterday that Sam and I sat down for day one in the office. We had nothing but a pipedream and a whole load of enthusiasm. In reality, the work had started a full year before after a drunken night in a London bar. It wasn’t long before evenings and weekends were consumed with creatin
We love this planet - that’s why we have our Sustainability Policy, that’s why we are a carbon neutral company, and that is why we are delighted to announce that we have taken the Outdoor Friendly Pledge.
Set up by Kilian Jornet, this foundation is a promise to promote the more sustainable practice of outdoor sports based on a set of sustainable development goals.
What’s awesome is that this pledge is for us all; from athletes to race organisers and everyone in between. The more of us that take the pledge, the better!
Check out the link below to read more about it. outdoorfriendly.org/
T-2 days until all the sunrises, rock admiring, self timer jumping, wandering and a hearty diet of oranges, beef jerky and peanut butter sandwiches. #westbound #adventuring #solotrip #staywild
Somehow it is already nearly 2021! Where has this year gone?
To help you keep motivated and give you something to look forward to for next year, we’re going to be spending the next few weeks previewing the ultramarathons that we are most excited for in 2021. We’ll showcase what we think the best ultras are in the UK, Asia, the US, Afr
This Finisher’s Friday we’re featuring the indomitable @mara.thefitlondoner who took on the Wadi Rum desert at Ultra X Jordan.
This is what Mara had to say about her experience.
“These races aren't really races at all, they are experiences which can help shape and develop you as a person. Running a multi stage ultra is an empowering experience - you learn a lot about yourself and that translates into skills and a mindset that can help you in all other parts of your life! It’s a way of letting your mind be free and challenging yourself while exploring a whole new area”
Thanks for the wise words, Mara. We can’t wait to see you at a start line again soon!
If you’re thinking about joining us for Ultra X Jordan in October 2021, you have until next weekend to enjoy Tier 2 pricing! Take advantage now before the price hike!
After 10 months without a race we were delighted to be able to welcome over 170 runners on the weekend of the 19th September for the inaugural Ultra X 125 England.
The event had a very different look and feel from the offset. We, the organisers had taken every measure possible to ensure that runners and crew were socially distanced throughout the
We have some new merchandise in!
Check out our online store to see the new arrivals including our original eco sweatshirt and the ‘good for all purposes’ tote bag!
Hit this link to make your purchase - shop.ultra-x.co
The acceleration of technological innovation over the past few years has enabled data to become readily accessible at a low-cost. Unsurprisingly, this has also filtered through to amateur and grass roots levels of the sport with the explosion of commercial companies selling products to capture and track training data. Garmin Connect, Training Peak
We often find that October is the month when you first start to really feel the cold. Summer is definitely over, and winter is waiting just around the corner, ready to hit you in the face. A season of long hard training lies in between you and your next ultramarathon.
But that’s what you signed up for, right? Surely nothing will stop you no
This Thursday we are going LIVE on Instagram at 12.30pm with LEJOG legend @carlamolinaro, otherwise known as the current solo World Record holder, covering Land's End to John O Groats (1327km) in 12 days, 30 mins and 17 seconds, on foot.
We’ll be exploring all ends of the epic challenge as well as finding out what’s next for this amazing lady.