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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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Livigno SkyMarathon® and Santa Caterina Vertical KM – Skyrunner® World Series 2016

Livigno SkyMarathon® and Santa Caterina Vertical KM – Skyrunner® World Series 2016 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Anticipation mounts for two events new to the Skyrunner® World Series this weekend with World Champions and Series’ leaders in both the Sky and VK disciplines toeing the start line - Lauri van Houten writes a preview of the action The locations are both well-known ski resorts and now that the snow has almost all gone, they…
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Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun – Stage Five (final day)

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun – Stage Five (final day) | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
A relaxed day with a late start.... yes, everyone got to sleep in till at least 0630. It was important to maximise the amazing natural hot springs before the final chip to the /Ai-/Ais Hot Springs Resort. After leaving camp, around the first bend, the runners found themselves climbing up a short cut, before turning…
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Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 – Stage One

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 – Stage One | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The silence was deafening. The darkness was black, oh so black and the stars glowed in abundance in the sky. It was the first morning of the 2016 Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun and anticipation was high. There was a high level of anticipation, nerves and worry - particularly in regard to the route and the provided…
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Episode 113 – Cape Wrath Ultra and Northern Traverse

Episode 113 – Cape Wrath Ultra and Northern Traverse | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 113 of Talk Ultra and We have a show with a selection of audio from participants who took part in the 8-day, 400km Cape Wrath Ultra (Ita Marzotto, Jenny Davis, Louise Watson, Luke Robertson, Richard Beard and Ted Kristensson)and the 190-mile, single stage, Northern Traverse (Angela White, Clare Turton and Eoin Keith). We…
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Ultra Skymarathon Madeira 2016 #SWS2016 – Race Images and Summary

Ultra Skymarathon Madeira 2016 #SWS2016 – Race Images and Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The 2016 Skyrunner® World Series arrived in Madeira, Portugal for the Ultra Skymarathon Madeira (USM) - a tough and challenging 55km ultra with 4000m of vertical gain. The 2016 edition had a minor change to 2015, an extra section that added more technicality and potentially more time... could the times of Ricky Lightfoot and Stevie Kremer be beaten?…
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Hyperthermia on RunUltra

Hyperthermia on RunUltra | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
A runner loses heat via sweating. This sweat evaporates on the skin which dissipates heat by convection, assuming that humidity is low enough. Heat stroke will occur when the bodies thermoregulation is overwhelmed. Overwhelming the body (in simplistic terms) may come from excessive environmental heat (running in a hot climate), running too fast or too…
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Northern Traverse 2016 – Eoin Keith takes victory!

Northern Traverse 2016 – Eoin Keith takes victory! | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The rain came in through the night, the wind blew and blew. The mist dropped and it would have been easy for Eoin Keith to stay in the back of the van at the Lion Hotel and not attempt the final push for the line... but races of this length are won in the mind.…
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Northern Traverse 2016 – Day 1 Summary

Northern Traverse 2016 – Day 1 Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
St Bees on the west coast of the UK witnessed the start of the 2016 Northern Traverse - a 190km route that crosses the north of England through three National Parks finishing in Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast. Taking in iconic mountains, valleys, moors and over 16,000 feet of ascent, the Northern Traverse…
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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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Big Red Run 2016 – ‘Adria Downs Marathon’ – 42.195km

Big Red Run 2016 – ‘Adria Downs Marathon’ –  42.195km | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for calling the blood… follow me follow, down to the hollow and cool let us wallow I'm mug glorious mud! Oh yes, the 2016 Big Red Run had mud and then some today. The overnight pit patter of rain unfortunately increased heavier and heavier and as morning…
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Is running about social media or running?

Is running about social media or running? | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Why do you race? Are you looking to achieve new goals? Are you looking to enhance your life? Are you looking to push yourself to a limit? Maybe, it is all those things.... However, racing (and life) today is very different to say just 5-years ago. Social media has changed all that. Our lives are…
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Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 – Stage Two

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 – Stage Two | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
A chilly night welcomed a beautiful clear morning and as the sun book the horizon, the ambiance in camp glowed with the sun. Starting in 4 specific groups based on finishing times from day one, the 43 runners departed at 0800, 0830. 0900 or 0930. It was a game of cat and mouse as the…
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Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 – Registration

Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun 2016 – Registration | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The 2016 Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun® became a reality today... runners from all over the world have assembled in the |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. Race website HERE A 200km, five-day foot race from South Africa to Namibia through the ancient arid landscape of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.  From the crystal fields of Sendelingsdrif in South Africa to the…
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Suunto Spartan Ultra – New Sports GPS

Suunto Spartan Ultra – New Sports GPS | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Suunto introduces its next generation multisport solution with a new family of GPS watches and a renewed Suunto Movescount.com Press Release by Suunto The long-awaited next generation of Suunto multisport watches is soon here. Today, Suunto introduces Suunto Spartan Ultra, a premium multisport GPS watch for athletes and adventurers. At the same time, Suunto is…
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Ultra Skymarathon Madeira 2016 Press Conference and LIVE Tracking

Ultra Skymarathon Madeira 2016 Press Conference and LIVE Tracking | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira #USM2016 athlete presentations took place today at the stunning hotel of Quinta do Furão followed with a traditional lunch in the gardens of the restaurant. Importantly, 16 athletes have been selected for trackers during the race and you will be able to follow LIVE as the race unfolds using this link HERE. The…
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Ultra Skymarathon Madeira 2016 Preview #USM – Skyrunner® World Series

Ultra Skymarathon Madeira 2016 Preview #USM – Skyrunner® World Series | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Running and ultra running really is booming in Portugal. Carlos Sa and Ester Alves amongst others are paving the way. Madeira, an island in the Atlantic Ocean lies west and slightly south of mainland Portugal and it is an incredible natural landscape that cries out for challenging races. Madeira is of volcanic origin with extremely…
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Northern Traverse 2016 – Day 2 Summary

Northern Traverse 2016 – Day 2 Summary | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
“We seek him here, we seek him there, Those photographers seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Eoin Keith” - a mis-quoted Baroness Emma Orczy Eoin Keith is on fire, he is blasting through checkpoints and burning up the trail. I tried to catch him this morning…
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The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 8 THEY DID IT!

The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 – Day 8 THEY DID IT! | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
No words, just pictures - 400km, 8 days, from Fort William to Cape Wrath. The Cape Wrath Ultra™ 2016 concludes Overall results, final rankings and leaderboard and news about the 2018 Cape Wrath Ultra can be found at http://www.capewrathultra.com
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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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