Tag: mountain marathons

woman in red t shirt and shorts running in the mountains

Running a six-day ultra in Croatia

What is it like to run 260km over six days in the Croatian mountains with 12,000 metres+ of elevation? Ruth Martin reports from the front line of TRIBE Run for Love Four The Event: Tribe Run for Love Four is a 260km multi-stage ultramarathon taking place in Croatia following the Velebit Trail and traversing Croatian National Parks, coastal trails and island adventures, all to raise money to fight human trafficking and modern slavery. Nearly 80 runners cover the full 260km with a further 150 runners joining for the final half marathon on Krk Island. Runners sleep in shared tents with

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UTMB 2019 finish line

Three Reasons Why You CAN Run an Ultra

Women’s participation in trail and ultra running is renowned for being low. Here one of the GRTW ultra coaches, Lucja Leonard dispels the common worries that deter many women I could never run 50km Most runners, including the elite ultra runners walk or hike some portions of an ultra. It’s a proven method of tackling an ultra, particularly if it is a mountain one. ‘When I did the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc, which is 106 miles with 10,000m ascent, I walked about 60% of it,’ explains Lucja. By hiking, you conserve energy and have the time to take on much

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