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Action Camera | VIRB | Garmin

Action Camera | VIRB | Garmin | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
VIRB is a true HD 1080p action camera that combines uncompromising durability, enhanced HD video recording and easy-to-use features.
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 6

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 6 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Day 6 was ’just’ 45 miles and what a day - the longest day of the 2016 Cape Wrath Ultra. The early stages were remote and isolated but in the latter stages, the mountains loomed and single-track trail lead the runners into camp. It was another day of wall-to-wall sunshine and many are saying, me…
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 5

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 5 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
A chilly wind and cloud greeted the runners for the first couple of hours of day 5, don’t worry, it didn’t last long and what followed was blue skies and white fluffy clouds… why do people say the weather is ‘always’ bad in Scotland? In all honesty, the 2016 Cape Wrath Ultra really has hit…
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 3

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 3 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
A ‘runnable’ day played into Marcus Scotney’s hands and pulling of a three-in-three stage win he once again consolidated his overall lead by another 20+ minutes for conniving lead overall. For the ladies, Laura Watson today took a stage victory by just over 1-minute from overall ladies race leader, Ita Manuela Mariotto. At 68km long,…
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The 2016Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 1

The 2016Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 1 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Travelling to the start - click on an image to view in a gallery Race Day 1 Day 1 of the Cape Wrath Ultra got underway today with an impressive start on the shores opposite Fort William with the impressive Ben Nevis in the background. The sounds of a piper welcomed the 95 runners to the…
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HYPOTHERMIA – Hints ‘n’ Tips

HYPOTHERMIA – Hints ‘n’ Tips | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Let’s be clear here, conditions on the trail, fell or mountain don’t necessarily need to be bad for Hypothermia to set in. Running and moving fast creates heat and a runner can generate a great deal of heat in a short space of time. Imagine a scenario where you are moving fast and you have…
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Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 Preview

Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 Preview | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
  The Cape Wrath Ultra™ brought to you by Ourea Events, the team who revived the Dragon’s Back Race are in the countdown days to a once in a lifetime multi-day journey that will test mind and body over 8-days weaving a 400km journey through the Highlands of Scotland. Starting at Fort William on May…
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Nicky Spinks completes a double Bob Graham Round in record time

Nicky Spinks completes a double Bob Graham Round in record time | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
inov-8 ambassador Nicky Spinks, the inspirational cancer-survivor and fell runner, marked her 10 years post-diagnosis by becoming only the second person - and first woman - to complete a DOUBLE Bob Graham Round in a record time of 45 hours and 30 minutes Starting at 00.01am on Saturday May 14, the 49-year-old farmer from Yorkshire…
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Transvulcania Ultramarathon 2016 Preview – Skyrunner® World Series

Transvulcania Ultramarathon 2016 Preview – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The island of La Palma one more prepares for the biggest weekend of the year: Transvulcania! The Skyrunner® World Series 2016 kicked off just last weekend in China with the Yading SkyRun, now, it’s the big start for the European calendar and what a start. Transvulcania has become one of THE races to do. It’s…
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Great Lakeland 3 Day 2016 #GL3D – Day 2

Great Lakeland 3 Day 2016 #GL3D – Day 2 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Yesterday I said, 'The Lakes really are a special place any day, anytime, in any weather… well, almost?' ‘Well almost,’ hit today with some seriously torrential rain, gusting to gale force winds (particularly on the tops and in exposed areas) and at times slippery conditions underfoot. That’s the Lakes for you… the Lord giveth and…
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Episode 110 – MDS Special and Jasmin Paris

Episode 110 – MDS Special and Jasmin Paris | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 110 of Talk Ultra. This weeks show is a Marathon des Sables special with a load of great content from the Bivouac by Niandi Carmont and then a series of post race interviews with Sondre Amdahl, Elisabet Barnes and Elinor Evans. If that wasn’t enough, we have an interview with Jasmin Paris who…
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Jasmin Paris smashes the #BGR Bob Graham Round

Jasmin Paris smashes the #BGR Bob Graham Round | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The names Billy Bland and Nicky Spinks are well and truly cemented in Bob Graham Round cement. Imagine it, covering 66-miles (approx) 27,000ft of climbing and crossing the 42 highest peaks in the English Lakes in under 24-hours. First completed in 1932 by Bob Graham at the age of 42, the 42 peak round has…
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Iznik Ultra 2016 – Race Report and Summary

Iznik Ultra 2016 – Race Report and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The sands of the Sahara lured me away from the Iznik Ultra this year. A real shame as this race has been a fixture on my calendar all the way back to the 2012 edition when I won the 60km race. Iznik and Turkey are special places and the Iznik Ultra provides a wonderful opportunity to…
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 7

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 7 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The big man in the sky did it again, he refreshed the batteries in the big sun torch and then shone it down on the Highlands of Scotland - it was 'another' incredible day! Departing Inchadamph between 0700-0900, the 62 runners remaining in the race headed north on the penultimate day of the 2016 Cape…
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Episode 112 – Nicky Spinks, Emelie Forsberg, The Jeff’s

Episode 112 – Nicky Spinks, Emelie Forsberg, The Jeff’s | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 112 of Talk Ultra and we speak with Nicky Spinks about that incredible DOUBLE Bob Graham Round. Emelie Forsberg joins us to tell us all about her injury, how she feels and when (we hope) she will be back and we speak to ‘The Jeff’s’ an inspiring husband and wife who took respective…
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 4

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 4 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Day 4 of the Cape Wrath Ultra was a stunner, no, it was amazing! The early morning cold temperatures and icy wind lifted to show the highlands in their true magnificence and what a course… today was arguably THE day of the Cape Wrath Ultra. Just 69 runners (from 95) are left in the race,…
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 2

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 2 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Day of the 2016 Cape Wrath Ultra lived up to expectations - beautiful and brutal! On a course that is remote and isolated, the 95 participants battled the terrain in what was, for most of the day, dry weather amazing sunshine outbursts that improved throughout the day culminating in blanket sunshine. The day 2 camp,…
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The 95! – The 2016Cape Wrath Ultra™ Starts

The 95! – The 2016Cape Wrath Ultra™ Starts | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Cape Wrath Ultra™ brought to you by Ourea Events, the team who revived the Dragon’s Back Race are in the countdown days to a once in a lifetime multi-day journey that will test mind and body over 8-days weaving a 400km journey through the Highlands of Scotland. Starting at Fort William on May 22nd, the race will…
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Zegama-Aizkorri 2016 Race Preview – Skyrunner® World Series

Zegama-Aizkorri 2016 Race Preview – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Zegama is Zegama! Ask anyone about Zegama-Aizkorri and the answer will be, 'Zegama? well, Zegama is Zegama!' Yes, it is a unique race! The Skyrunner® World Series 2016 roles on from Transvulcania Ultramarathon on the island of La Palma and now transfers to mainland Spain, the Basque country - Zegama! Due to it's location, early…
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Episode 111 – Chris Vargo, Alicia Shay and Ida Nilsson – a Transvulcania Special

Episode 111 – Chris Vargo, Alicia Shay and Ida Nilsson – a Transvulcania Special | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 111 of Talk Ultra and it’s all about Transvulcania. We speak with Chris Vargo who placed 5th, Alicia Shay who placed 4th and Ida Nilsson who blasted around the course to take the ladies victory. We have the news, a chat with Holly Rush and Speedgoat Karl is back 01:03:00 Start 80 days…
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Transvulcania Ultramarathon 2016 RACE IMAGES – Skyrunner® World Series

Transvulcania Ultramarathon 2016 RACE IMAGES – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Luis Alberto Hernando once again powered to glory for the third time in a row after running a very controlled and patient race. American Sage Canaday who finished third had lead the race all the way to Roques de los Muchachos, a desperate attempt to build a buffer before the long descent. Frenchman Nicolas Martin, had…
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Great Lakeland 3 Day 2016 #GL3D – Day 3

Great Lakeland 3 Day 2016 #GL3D – Day 3 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
‘Well almost,’ is becoming a theme on the GL3D. Last night during camp 2 bivouac the wind increased - then increased - then increased! As sun rose, the carnage was clear to see. Broken poles, ripped tents, lost dry bags due to being blown away in the wind and in addition, the rain just kept…
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Great Lakeland 3 Day 2016 #GL3D – Day 1

Great Lakeland 3 Day 2016 #GL3D – Day 1 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Lakes really are a special place any day, anytime, in any weather… well, almost? Today though, the 2016 GL3D was treated to ‘one of those days!’ You know what I mean; you can’t plan them, they just come along, surprise you and then make you thankful all day that you decided to run in…
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David Loxton – Marathon des Sables #MDS2016. It’s easier if you laugh.

David Loxton – Marathon des Sables #MDS2016. It’s easier if you laugh. | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
British humour, it's a wonderful thing! Dry, witty and at times it can be difficult to tell if a joke is really being told... David Loxton personifies this and in all honesty, it's this humour that got him and his tent mates through the 31st edition of the Marathon des Sables. Niandi Carmont picks up…
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Natalia Sedykh – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE #MDS2016

Natalia Sedykh – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE #MDS2016 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Niandi Carmont writes from within the bivouac of the 2016 Marathon des Sables, a series of insightful profiles that brings to life the highs, the lows and the inspiration from the worlds most inspiring multi-day race. Lets kick off these interviews with 'From Russia with Love' the 2016 ladies champion, Natalia Sedykh. The Russian rocket…
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Marathon de Sables 2016 – Race Summary and Images #MDS2016

Marathon de Sables 2016 – Race Summary and Images #MDS2016 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Photography by iancorless.com Race summaries by Emmanuelle Lamarle for MARATHON DES SABLES Translations from French to English by Niandi Carmont The 2016 and 31st edition of the MARATHON DES SABLES concluded in Morocco on Saturday April 16th. It will go down in the history of the race as one of the toughest and most beautiful…
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