Tag Archives: Ultra

That Dam Hill, 24 hour Canadian Championship – 17th Sept 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All images by Emrys Halbertsma, Adam Stevens and Brian Cripps  (the official photographer for That Dam Hill) That Dam Hill is an event with several choices of distance/time – a 3 hour race, a marathon race, a 12 hour race and a 24 hour race. It’s a certified Boston Marathon Qualifier and for the following distances – Half-marathon, 25km, Marathon, 50km, 50 mile, 100km, and 100 mile. This year it was also hosting the Canadian…

The North Face Endurance Challenge – Ontario, Canada – 16th July 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Brooks Running & Helly Hansen All photographs, unless otherwise stated, by Ken Schuh and Kent Keeler of Ultra Race Photos First, to give you a firm idea of the event, here’s a short video Dave and Virgil shot as they took part. Three of our team took on the 50 mile race at this event, and one of us ran the 50km. Here’s what we thought of the day. Tim (Tim ran the 50 miler) - For an out of…

The Toronto 50k+ – 16th June, 2016

The Toronto 50k+ was supported by Lush Cosmetics, Salba Chia, Fresh Restaurants and Genuine Health In the autumn of 2015 I saw a film of the Barkley Marathon, and loved it. The idea that there were still some people around who wanted to organise a very difficult race that didn’t try to pander to modern ways of experiencing a running event really inspired me. The Barkley race began in 1995 and since then only 14 runners have completed the course, which is a 32 km unmarked loop that runners have to…

The Spitfire Scramble – Solo and Team Events – Aug 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film made by Dave W whilst taking part in the solo event to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Part 1 by Dave Wise Hopefully the film – and my team members reports, below – offer a good idea of what to expect from the Spitfire Scramble event so I’ll just add a few observations that…

The Ultimate Trails 110km and 55km Events – June 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen Bloc Eyewear and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film made by Dave whilst taking part in the 110km event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. Part 1, by Dave – the 110km event This was the race I was most looking forward to this season. I’ve done a few Lakeland Trails events before so knew that they’re always run on…

Endure 24 2015, Solo and Team Events

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running Robens Tents Helly Hansen and Garmin Actions Cameras Photos by Dave Sherman First of all, here’s a film made by Dave Wise and Dave Sherman whilst running the event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. Part 1 by Dave Wise I was entered in the solo category. I shan’t talk too much about the organisation of the event, it’s enough to say that there were sufficient emails…

The 2014 Grand Union Challenge – 50km Ultra-Marathon

The 2014 Grand Union Challenge took place on 28th June. Below is David Sherman’s review of the race. To most people who have never run before, a 5km or 10km is a challenge worthy of respect. Many people consider completing a Half Marathon a huge achievement and most will question your sanity when told you’ve signed up for a full marathon (“Why would you want to run 26.2 miles?!”), however if you really want to make someone’s jaw drop there are only two words you need to say… Ultra Marathon!…

The London Royal Parks Foundation 50km Ultra Event

The London Royal Parks Ultra took place on Sunday 12th October, 2014. The Trek and Run team took part, here’s our report. Dave was supported during the race by; Gore Running Wear – Gore making brilliant running kit, well worth checking out - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Columbia Sportswear – Columbia made the training shoes I wore - http://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/ Push Nutrition – Clean running energy gels - http://www.pushnutrition.eu/ Garmin Action Cameras – Dave used the Garmin Virb Elite camera to film the event - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html First of all, here’s a short film to give you an idea of the…

The Paris EcoTrail 30km and 50km Events, France

The Paris EcoTrail 30 and 50km Events were held on Saturday 24th March, 2012. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. The 50km Event, by Dave Wise The Paris Eco Trail is probably the best ultra running event that practically nobody in the UK knows about. I certainly hadn’t heard of it before Jean-Marc invited me to take part, and none of my running mates had either. How had this passed us by?!! Well, for a…

The Wall Ultra, Cumbria & Northumberland, England

The Wall Ultra Run was organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports and held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June, 2012. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. Review 1 by Dave Wise This was the first ever ‘Wall’ Ultra, and actually, my first ever Ultra run. Like most people I spoke to before the event at our start point of Carlisle Castle, I’d never run anything over 50km before (except for Kev, one of our…