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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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Long Term Goal Setting and Planning for Ultra Running

Long Term Goal Setting and Planning for Ultra Running | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The Long Term Goal Recently I have produced several articles that have been created to help runners formulate a plan for a new year of racing and training. The articles have been as follows: Planning a Running and Racing Year HERE To Base Train or not to Base Train HERE Base Training HERE How long…
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Buud and Hayvice triumph at the 2016 Tararwera Ultramarathon

Buud and Hayvice triumph at the 2016 Tararwera Ultramarathon | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Widely tipped to take out the internationally esteemed Tarawera Ultramarathon 100km event, Sweden’s Jonas Buud didn’t have it all his own way, battling it out over two thirds of the distance with Australia’s David Byrne. Forty-one year old Buud, 100km world champion, eventually broke the bungy cord between the two just before the 60km mark…
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Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 8

Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 8 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Day 8 of the 2016 Lanzarote multi-day camp was a cracker. The hottest day of the week with little or no wind, a stunning coastal route with mixed terrain, volcano climbing and descending and of course, stunning views and amazing people. As on all previous days, we had three run/ walk groups. Everyone managed to…
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Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 5

Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 5 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
It was day 5 of the Lanzarote 2016 multi-day training camp and what a day... Leaving the resort at 0830, three groups covered 4-hours to 5hours 30-minutes on the challenging trails of Lanzarote in three groups: walking, walk/ running and running. It was a tough day, the clouds cleared, the sky came a deep blue…
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Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 3

Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 3 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
The 2016 Lanzarote multi-day training camp really got underway today with a full day of activity. This morning was a 4-hour run or hike over some very specific terrain that provided every participant a full-on appreciation of what terrain they may encounter at a race such as Marathon des Sables. Mitch Keene, on the training…
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Episode 104 - Candice Burt, Lucy Bartholomew, Zach Bitter

Episode 104 - Candice Burt, Lucy Bartholomew, Zach Bitter | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 104 of Talk Ultra and I am pleased to say Speedboat is back. On this show we talk with rising Australian star, Lucy Bartholomew. We speak to fast man, Zach Bitter about running 100-miles super quick and Candice Burt talks Hurt 100 and the appeal of 200-mile races. Our show has always been…
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Compressport Ultrun 140G Pack - Race Vest

Compressport Ultrun 140G Pack - Race Vest | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Just when you thought a running hydration vest couldn't progress any further in terms of design and fit, Compressport tip the apple cart over and come up with the ULTRUN 140G PACK which is available in a male and female versions. On test, we have the male version, you can view the female version HERE. On…
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Scott Kinabalu ENDURO - First Impressions

Scott Kinabalu ENDURO - First Impressions | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Since 2012 I have been using Scott shoes, yes, Scott make run shoes in addition to bikes. I say that, because that is what I get when other runners look at my shoes and say, 'Scott, oh, thought they made bikes?' Since the original T2 Kinabalu, I have been a fan. I remember the original…
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inov-8 ROADCLAW 275 - New road shoe for 2016: first look and photos

inov-8 ROADCLAW 275 - New road shoe for 2016: first look and photos | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Trail and fell running fans need no introduction to inov-8, for just over 10-years the brand has been very much pioneering the way for the off road market. In recent years the brand has tweaked and launched new models and currently the Mudclaw 300 (Review HERE) , X-Talon 212 (Review HERE) and Terraclaw are my…
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Episode 103 - Olson, Jornet, Johnson, Jurek, Fiennes

Episode 103 - Olson, Jornet, Johnson, Jurek, Fiennes | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 103 of Talk Ultra. A very happy new year! Talk Ultra is 4 years old and to signify this landmark we are bringing you 4 interviews from our back catalogue, one from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition, we may well bring you a few sounds, music and memories. Niandi is back…
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Happy New Year and Thanks

Happy New Year and Thanks | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Happy New Year!  I hope 2016 is a good one for you all. I took a look back at 2015 this morning and picked an image to represent the races I have attended. It has been quite a year; from the Rainforests of Costa Rica, the heat of the Sahara, the wilds of South Africa…
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A Day in the Cumbre Nueva to Punta de las Roques - Transvulcania Ultramarathon

A Day in the Cumbre Nueva to Punta de las Roques - Transvulcania Ultramarathon | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I planned a little outing with Niandi. No plans really, in all honesty, we didn't even know which section of the Transvulcania course we would go on. The main problem with running on the Transvulcania course is logistics. In real terms, you always need to run out-and-back routes. We ended up going to El…
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Fernanda Maciel summits Aconcagua

Fernanda Maciel summits Aconcagua | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Fernanda Maciel (The North Face, Red Bull, Compressport) reached the summit of Aconcagua - ascent and descent time of Aconcagua, Argentina (6962m) in 14 hours, 20 minutes. Following in the footsteps of Kilian Jornet (here) and Karl Egloff (here), Fernanda has gone on to say: I left the Base Camp at 5am to the summit. The…
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Lead From Behind by Niandi Carmont

Lead From Behind by Niandi Carmont | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur." - Nelson Mandela   I just so love this quote by Mandela one of history’s truly great legendary and inspiring leaders. This guiding principle is what no doubt helped Mandela lead South Africa towards…
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Episode 105 - Eoin Keith and Matthew Laye

Episode 105 - Eoin Keith and Matthew Laye | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This is Episode 105 of Talk Ultra. Niandi and Ian are back from a multi-day training camp in Lanzarote, The Spine winner, Eoin Keith tells us all about his race and we speak with Rocky Raccoon and Fling Race winner, Mat thew Laye. 00:01:05 Show Start Lanzarote multidaycamp - Images story and here is some feedback…
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Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 6 and 7

Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 6 and 7 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
For the participants of the 2016 Lanzarote multi-day training camp, it all got 'real' on day 6 and 7 of the camp. It all started of with blue skies, sun and a 2 hour run without packs so that everyone had an opportunity to work on a little faster running. In most cases it was…
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Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 4

Lanzarote Multi-Day Training Camp 2016 – Day 4 | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
It was an active recovery day at the 2016 Lanzarote multi-day training camp. It was kicked off with a guided 3-hour walk through some of the islands most stunning volcano sections close to the Timanfaya National Park. Famous for it's volcanic landscape, today everyone was able to appreciate up close how dramatic and tough these…
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SCOTT TRAIL PRO TR' 6.0 PACK - Review

SCOTT TRAIL PRO TR' 6.0 PACK - Review | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Race vests are not new to ultra running, arguably, one could say that we may well be at saturation point with the selection of products available. Salomon, Ultimate Direction, inov-8, Compressport, UltraAspire, The North Face and so on, all have products on the market and they all offer a very unique and practical way to…
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The Long Run - How long should it be?

The Long Run - How long should it be? | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Recently I have produced several articles (links below) on planning your training, walking for ultra running, base training, speed work and now I ask the question, how long should the long run be? Short distance runners often run over distance in training. Think about it, a 10km runner may run a long slow half marathon…
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BASE TRAINING for Ultra Running

BASE TRAINING for Ultra Running | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Recently I have been writing a series of posts about training and starting a new year of running on the right foot, no pun intended. A recent post called, 'Planning a Running and Racing Year' HERE. Base training is something that all endurance athletes are familiar with, it's about laying a strong aerobic foundation for the…
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Overcome your fear of multi-day races, forever | Wildrun

Overcome your fear of multi-day races, forever | Wildrun | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Sometimes the only thing standing between you and the finish line of a multi-day event is your fear of the unknown. This article is aimed to help you break down a multi-day event, like the five-day Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun®, as well as provide training tips to ensure that come race day, you’re a) at the start line and b) ready for the adventure.    Don’t overthink it
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Planning a Running and Racing Year

Planning a Running and Racing Year | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
You have looked back over 2015 and decided what worked and what didn't for you, haven't you?   With that information, you have looked at your strengths and weaknesses and you have now started to plan 2016, you have haven't you? If the answer to the two above questions is no or maybe even yes,…
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To Base Train Or Not To Base Train

To Base Train Or Not To Base Train | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
Marc Laithwaite and myself have often discussed in 'Talk Training' on Talk Ultra Podcast about BASE TRAINING. Coming from cycling backgrounds, Marc and myself where used to getting in the miles over the winter months as this was imperative to a great season of racing. We had the term, 'winter miles makes summer smiles.' But…
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Strength Training for Endurance (Part 3) by Marc Laithwaite

Strength Training for Endurance (Part 3) by Marc Laithwaite | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
This week we look at putting the schedule together for the winter period and how to 'periodise' and progress towards summer 2016. Missed part 1 or part 2? Go HERE and HERE Strength training by nature involves high resistance for a short period of time, it's important that you don't rush your routine, you must…
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas | Talk Ultra - Ultra Running | Scoop.it
MERRY CHRISTMAS  Dear all, a heartfelt Merry Christmas to all those who have made 2015 a very special year. It has been quite a journey. All the races, race directors, runners, teams, sponsors and of course. all the followers of this website who view my images, read my words, listen to Talk Ultra and get…
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