Posts Tagged ‘Ultra Running Race Report’

Hardmoors 60 – Redemption

Kirk Hardwicks post on the Hardmoors 60… The void left in both my race calendar and self-esteem following a DNF at the Lakeland 100 required filling. I desperately needed some redemption after coming up short at Lakeland. The ‘mere’ act of finishing an ultra, any ultra, had become a prerequisite for my ongoing sanity. It…

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Hardmoors 55 race review

There are a lot of races around the country, however none match the spirit and community feel of the Hardmoors series. It was for this reason we were delighted to become a sponsor and be part of the Hardmoor family. Our first event was the HM55 and it was fortuitous that Mountain Fuellers Ste and…

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White Rose 30 Nutrition Report

For the White Rose 30 I was keen to try a new method of fuelling myself as I’ve been using gels for my previous races, and settled on Mountain Fuel, as recommended by Tony Holland. I did a bit of research, and decided I was going to take a Night Fuel the night before (very…

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Mountain Fuel success at 3 x 3000 Ultra

An action packed weekend for Keswick in the Lake District saw Mountain Fuel runners Howard Seal and Dave Troman finishing first and second V40 and third and fourth overall in the second running of the Lake District 3×3000 80k Ultra Trail which is set to become a classic ultra race in the country.  The winner…

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Lakeland 100

Race Report by Dave Troman The Lakeland 100/50, since it’s first running in 2008, has grown in numbers and prestige, and rightly takes it’s place as the UK’s premier mountain ultra race. I’ve now run the race twice and watched once, seeing the race atmosphere grow from year to year. There is such a great…

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Lakeland 100

Written by Andrew Slattery When you start on this ultra distance madness it is a natural progression to want to run a 100 and we have one of the best on our doorstep in the Lake District. My preparation had gone perfectly up until about month before and I’d got into what was for me…

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Joss Naylor Challenge Record Broken

The challenge was inaugurated by Joss Naylor in 1990 as a fund-raising challenge for the over 50’s.  In addition to completing the route, successful contenders must raise at least £100 for a charity of their choice.  Joss’s challenge involves climbing 30 tops, crossing some 48 miles of mountain terrain and ascending nearly 17000 feet. To…

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50km Ultra Trail Marathon Nutrition Report

Dave Troman (left), receiving his 2nd place prize,  a pair of Hoka One One from Eóin Lennon (centre) and Race Director Charles Sproson from Mountain Run (right) I took a slightly more prescribed approach to my nutrition for this race. Normally, in an ultra marathon, I wouldn’t like to predict how my stomach would cope…

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Hardmoors 55 Race Nutrition Report

When planning my race strategy, my starting point was the checkpoints where we were allowed drop bags. This is important for a couple of reasons; firstly, it means I can reduce the amount of personal nutrition that I have to carry for the race and secondly, it means that I can have access to my…

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