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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

This Thursday at 12.30pm UK time we are going LIVE on Instagram with James from @thealtitudecentre to chat about how altitude training can make a serious difference to your goals!

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𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝟸𝟺 𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝟸𝟸𝟾.𝟿𝟹𝟶𝙺𝙼𝚜 😱

In September, 1976 Jesse Castenda (USA) set this record in New Mexico and it hasn't been beaten since!


ꜰʟʏ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴊᴜʟʏ 2020 ꜱᴛᴀᴛꜱ

'Quads of Fury' won the award for the most steps in a single day 213,637 (recording 174.900KMs on his device)! WOWWWWWW!

What is your highest step count day that you can recall? 🤔

#flyintojuly #dreambig


ᴘʜᴏᴛᴏ ᴄʀᴇᴅɪᴛ @thesundaylongrun

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My best effort this year, so far, is 19,600 steps of 'intentional walking' which is nothing in comparison to most people, but for me, that was a good day. I'd like to plan to walk all day though, and perhaps that's one of the things I could do during my Fly Into July month!
Troy Archer . 5 days ago

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 Sunday’s 50km only option.

We cannot wait! 🏃‍♀️

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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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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 1917–18.

Our race course, which changes slightly every year will take participants on a grand tour of Wadi Rum’s protected region. You’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 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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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

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 🥇

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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

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 🤝 ultra-x.co/.../02/Results-Provisional-01022021.pdf

📸 @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 👊
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

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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Who wants to do a podcast with me this weekend? Got a story to tell!?!? I'm all ears!

It's time to pick up the mic again after a few months out!

Listen out for my last episode with the epic @Kelly McLay , it is an ABSOLUTE beauty! To be released soon!!

Listen out for my last episode with the epic @Kelly McLay , it is an ABSOLUTE beauty! To be released soon!!


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@Haydn Elliott  and @Kelly McLay cant wait! 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
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@Haydn Elliott  you should connect with @Ryan Crawford. Super story you would love ❤️ 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago
Looking forward to listening to this! @Kelly McLay, I ran in Antarctica the year after you. Look forward to hearing more about your journey and story. 
Natalie Arnold . 1 month ago
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@Haydn Elliott if you're looking for another to add to your list, reach out to @Michael Donald ... he's been training more than most lately for a great cause. 
Jay Woods . 1 month ago
@Haydn Elliott very much appreciated our conversation! Thanks for having me on Inspiration Space...!
Kelly McLay . 4 weeks ago

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 🥳

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

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

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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

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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In the year 2025 I will cycle from Victoria Falls to Cape Point. Who else is keen? 

This is something I have wanted to do since finishing my ONLY ultra marathon with @Ultra X in 2017.

Work is priority right now. I have 5 years to grind and then THIS will happen! This will be an epic adventure and we will raise A LOT of money for charity!

Putting this here for accountability. Share your goals with others. It helps make them real!

Putting this here for accountability. Share your goals with others. It helps make them real!

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F Yes to the max @Haydn Elliott - get it!
Troy Archer . 1 month ago
Yes boyo.
Sam Heward . 1 month ago
@Haydn Elliott  that sounds like some fun 
Damien Dau . 1 month ago

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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BEST ULTRA MARATHONS UK 2021: THE ULTIMATE UK ULTRA RACES LIST

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, Africa – and everywhere else!To kick things off this week

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

Checkout some of our favourite shots from Ultra X 125 England last summer.

Are you joining us for the next edition taking place this September? Remember, there is the 125km, 2 day event and the Sunday only 50km option. Oh, and if you can't wait until September, join us for Ultra X Scotland this May! It's going to be an awesome weekend.

Hit the link at the bottom to read the Scotland race information pack. ultra-x.co/scotland-125/ 

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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

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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INSTAGRAM LIVE WITH RENEE MCGREGOR: ULTRA MARATHON NUTRITION

Renee is a leading Sports and Eating Disorder specialist dietitian with 20 years experience working in clinical and performance nutrition, with Olympic (London 2012), Paralympic (Rio 2016) and Commonwealth (Queensland 2018) teams. She is also the host of the TRAINBRAVE podcast, an Ultra X ambassador, and is a very keen runner herself with h

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WHICH ULTRA RUNNERS ARE PLANT-BASED OR VEGAN?

Veganism in the general population has never been more widespread and some of the biggest names in sport seem to be leading the charge. High profile athletes such as Venus Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, and Alex Honnold are just a few of the famous faces who have been experimenting with a plant-based diet, and openly discussing

@Ultra X  Thanks for the great article. Would prefer if it was all here to read.  
Damien Dau . 2 months ago