Ultra Tales Issue 14 (January 2015)

Issue 14 of Ultra Tales has been released and can be downloaded here

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As well as a brief round up of Ultra running events and news this issue contains event reports from the following races Spartathlon, Cotswold Way Century, Longmynd Hike, Downlink Ultra, Stort 30, Druid Ultra, Winter 100, Piece of String Fun Run, Kalahari Extreme Marathon, Carrick Cracker, Saltmarsh 75, Beacons Ultra and the Hill Ultra.

In addition, we have runners profiles from Ann Blake and Lucja Leonard.

We also have articles from on Stress & Running (Gemma Carter), Mimi Andersons (and Samantha Gash) epic Freedom Run Across South Africa, The World 100km Championship Report (Nadeem Khan – IAU) and the usual roundup of a few marathons.

This is totals 142 pages and is a 22mb pdf file so please allow sometime to download depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

 

Ultra Tales Issue 13 (October 2014)

Issue 13 of Ultra Tales has been released and can be downloaded here

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As well as a brief round up of Ultra running events and news this issue contains event reports from the following races Mohican 100, XNRG Round the Island, 10 Peaks – The Lakes, Stratford Grand Union Canal Run, Chiltern Challenge, Race to the Stones, Hardrock 100, Coast 2 Coast Ultra, North Downs Way 100, Roseland August Trail – The Plague, Stour Valley Path 100km, T184, Ridgeway Challenge, CCC, UTMB, Chiltern Way Ultra, 10 Peaks – Brecon Beacons, Thames Path Challenge, Ladybower 50 and Cotswold Way Century.

In addition, we have runners profiles from Frank Womelsdorf, Maxine Lock, Neil MacNicol and William Robertson.

We also have articles from on Eat 2 Complete (Andy Mouncey), Support Crews (Gemma Carter), The 50k Race (Nadeem Khan) and DNF Corner (Paul Ali). In addition we have a Bob Graham Round write up from James Elson and a report from Barry Miller (pictured above) on the US Grand Slam.

This is totals 207 pages and is a 33mb pdf file so please allow sometime to download depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

Issue 13 Competition

Thanks to our kind sponsors the ULTRAmarathonRunningStore we have one of the newly released Ultimate Direction FASTPACK 20 Backpack to give away in this issues competition.

Ultimate Direction FASTPACK 20 Backpack

Details of how you can be in with a chance of winning this backpack can be found on Page 118 of our current issue.

If you want to check out the specification of the FASTPACK 20 (competition hint) then check out the link here.

Ultra Tales Blog Update

The Ultra Tales Blog has had a bit of a face lift with the aim to make each issue and download links more prominent.

In addition, I have updated the submission forms. If you are interested in submitting an event report, runners profile, marathon report, general article or a kit review then please take a look at the submissions page where you can find a form containing all the information we need from you.

If you have any feedback or comments then drop us a note on our Facebook page, email or tweet.

Paul

 

Ultra Tales Issue 12 (July 2014)

Issue 12 of Ultra Tales has been released and can be downloaded here

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This issue contains event reports from the following races Zion 100, Cotswold Ultra, Evesham Ultra, Iznik Ultra, South Downs Way 50, Marathon Des Sables, CTS Exmoor Ultra, Highland Fling, National 50/100km, The Oner, Thames Path 100, T60 Night Race, Brecon Summer Ultra, TNF 100 Australia, North Downs Way 50, Hardmoors 110, Weald Ultra, Grand Union Canal Race, Enduroman 50, The Severn Challenge, Northants Ultra, Comrades, South Downs Way 100, Endure 24 and The Wall.

In addition, we have runners profiles from Chris Baynham-Hughes, Ewan Dunlop and Ellen Cottom.

We also have interviews with Paul Navesey and Edwina Sutton after the SDW50 wins and Mark Perkins after his SDW100 win and interview with Elite US runner Mike Wardian, a Paddy Buckley Round report and the usual Marathon report section.

This is totals 344 pages and is a 50mb pdf file so please allow sometime to download depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

Ultra Tales Issue 11 (April 2014)

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Ultra Tales Issue 11 has been released and can be downloaded here

This front cover features Matt Dunn completing the Ice Ultra event (photograph by Martin Paldan).

This issue includes UK event reports from Hardmoors 30, Spine Race, Spine Challenger, Winter Tanners, Country to Capital, Wilmot Wander, Darkstar River Marathon, Pilgrim Challenge, Thames Trot, South Devon Ultra, High Peaks Marathon, St Peters Way, Canalathon and Black Mountains Ultra.

In addition we had some reports from overseas races on the Rodgau 50k, Frostskade 500 and the Ice Ultra.

This issue contains runners profiles for Deborah Pitt, Edwina Sutton, Mark Griffiths, Rob Pinnington and Scott Harris.

Finally, we have an update from the British Trail Running Podcast Team, interviews with Mimi Anderson and Ryan Sandes along with articles on Ultra Training from Centurion Coach James Elson, the Social Ultra Website along with a couple of Social Ultra reports and an extract from James Adam’s new book “Running and Stuff”.

This issue is a 33mb pdf file and may take a few minutes to download depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Ultra Tales Issue 10 (January 2014)

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Issue 10 of Ultra Tales covers primarily UK and other ultra event reports from Nov – Dec 2013.

We have an exclusive interview with North Face athlete Jez Bragg (front cover). This issue also contains event reports from the Stour Valley Path 100km, Beacons Ultra, Desert Ultra, Druid Ultra, Brecon 40, Frostbite 30, White Rose Ultra, Winter 100, Hereward Ultra, the “Piece of String” event and a race report from “King of the Hill” Jon Steele who was the only person to finish the inaugural Hill Ultra.

We have some Runners Profiles from Giles Davis, Matt Price, Nick Thompson, Russell Bestley and Richard Cranswick.

In addition we have a range of articles including an interview with Mark Hines, a tale about our Ultra WAGs (and HABs), Strength Training tips for Ultra Runners and we answer the question What is a Running Technique Coach?

With the start of the New Year we also asked a cross section of everyday ultra runners to tell us how their racing went in 2013 and what plans they have for 2014.

Download Link here

Please note the .pdf file is a large download (29mb file) and may take several minutes to open depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

Ultra Tales Issue 9 (November 2013)

Issue 9 of Ultra Tales has now been released and is available for download. We hope you enjoy this issue.

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Issue 09 of Ultra Tales covers primarily UK and other ultra event reports from Aug – Oct 2013.

This issue included event reports from the Kennet & Avon Ultra, TDS, Ring of Fire, Hardmoors Princess, 10 Peaks Brecon Beacons, Ultimate Trails 100k, Cotswold Century, Hardmoors 60, Trail of Herts, Tooting Bec 24hr, London to Brighton, Spartathlon, Bear 100, ECF Monster Ultra, Yellowstone 100, Downslink Ultra, Heartland 100, Bideford Bay 50k, Sormland Ultra Marathon, Caesars Camp Endurance Run, Round Rotherham 50 and Stort 30.

This issue contains runners profiles for Richard Felton, Chris Foreman and Shannon Wilkinson.

We also have articles on Patches, Fitting in the Long Run, Surviving the Ultra Break, Spartathlon and DNF Corner.

Download link here

Please note the .pdf file is a large download (44mb file) and may take several minutes to open depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

Ultra Tales Issue 8 (September 2013)

Issue 8 of Ultra Tales has now been released and is available for download. We hope you enjoy this issue.

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Issue 8 of Ultra Tales covers primarily UK ultra event reports from July -Aug 2013.

This issue included event reports from the UltraRace 100, Thames Ring, World Trail Championship, OMM Intro Ultra, Race to the Stones, Clyde Stride, Rallavegslopet, 12 Labours of Hercules, Lakeland 50/100, Grim Reaper, Stockholm 100k, Round the Rock Ultra, North Downs Way 100, Salisbury 50k, Hell on the Humber, Berlin 100, John Lucas Memorial Run, Trans Gaule, Run to the Castle, Ridgeway Challenge.

This issue contains runners profiles for Lee Brown, John Goodson, Mark Weir and Stuart Gibson.

We also have articles on “The Crap We Carry”, Bare Foot Running, Spartathlon, Marathon Roundup and DNF corner.

Download here

Please note the .pdf file is a large download (40mb file) and may take several minutes to open depending upon the speed of your internet connection.

Ultra Tales Issue 7 (July 2013)

Issue 7 of Ultra Tales has now been released. Content details and download links are provided below. We hope you enjoy this issue.

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Issue 7 of Ultra Tales covers primarily UK ultra event reports from May – Jun 2013.

This issue included event reports from the CTS North York Moors, Malvern Hills Ultra, Pony Express, Transvulcania, World 24hr Championships, Ridgeway 40, Ultra Brecon 40, NDW 50, Norman Conquest 50, Grand Union Canal Race,  Hardmoors 110, Endure 24, Cateran Trail Ultra, SDW100, UTSW, The Wall, West Highland Way and Long Eaton 50.

This issue contains runners profiles for Keith James, Dan Park, Rick LaBounty, Richard Ashton, Cath Rooke and Mark Johnston.

We also have articles on Training Injury Free, Missing the Spartathlon, the Road to Spartathlon, Spartathlon Preparation, DNF Corner and the Marathon Roundup.

Download here

Please note the .pdf file is a large download (54mb file) and may take several minutes to open depending upon the speed of your internet connection.