Running 100 miles should be easier than pounding out 200, but a recently released study in the journal PLOS One suggests that longer races may be less fatiguing and damaging than their shorter counterparts.
This might seem a silly question to ask, but do you really want to run 100 miles? Do you want to be running through the night on your own in the bush with just a little headlamp and the Aussie wildlife to guide you? Do you want to be on your feet for over 30 hours? Do you want to go through a whole range of emotions that to be quite frank, most people will never experience in a lifetime? If the answer is yes, then you’re probably ready to run 100 miles.
On August 26, 2012, Jeremy Humphrey won the Cascade Crest 100 Endurance Run in a time of 18:31:06, beating Jeff Browning’s 2010 time of 18:31:09 and coming gut-wrenchingly close to Rod Bien’s course record of 18:27:52 from 2011. Jeremy and I both direct races in the Idaho Trail Ultra Series, and thinking that people would want to know more about this dark horse, I was thrilled and humbled when he agreed to an interview a few days after his win.
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Defining dirty: what is trail running?...Do you need a mountain? How much single track? Does there have to be a trail? What about deserts? Is multi day included? Or eliminated because you ran through a village in Nepal?
While obesity rates soar in the developed world and we live an ever more sedentary lifestyle, the flip side to this health time bomb is the paradox that more and more amateur athletes are taking on extreme endurance challenges.
I recently completed a local 100k event that went very well. After the race I was talking with a couple of other runners and they commented that the course measured short for 100k, closer to 60 miles instead of 62. While I didn’t think anything of the discrepancy at the time (since gps watches can measure differently), the two people I talked with were a little taken back that the distance wasn’t accurate. This seems to be creeping up in discussions more and more these days. There seems to be two prevailing attitudes towards this: 1. people understand that trail/ultra racing distances are rarely 100% accurate and accept the discrepancy; 2. others believe courses should be as accurate as possible (extending or shortening the course where appropriate to meet the desired distance).
Taking place on the 22nd of June 2013, Trail Marathon Wales will have full (26.2 mile / 42 km) and half (13 mile / 21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park.
The event is a gruelling 24km non-navigational race over two sides of Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. This infamous route has long been a part of SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) Selection and is considered the yardstick of a candidate's potential to perform well on Test Week and ultimately pass the Special Forces Selection programme.
The Spine is Britain’s most brutal race. The longest, coldest and most demanding mountain marathon in Britain. 268 miles of ice, snow, cold and savage winds. Competitors have 7 days to complete the race.