Ultra Trail Mount Fuji – Asia-Pacific Got Talent

This weekend sees the running of the mighty awesome UTMF race in Japan. It’s a monster of a run with huge elevation gains in one of the most amazing places in the world. As a lead-in to the race this Read More …

UTMF 2013 Edition: Insight into Japanese ultra-running – An interview with Koichi Iwasa

While many runners would be familiar with Japan’s legendary ultra runner Tsuyoshi Kaburakai and race director of the Ultra Trail Mount Fuji, other talented Japanese runners are perhaps less well-known. As eyes focus on Japan later this week for the Read More …

The Long Run – How Long is Long Enough?

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This week, we welcome back Andy DuBois for some more insights into how ultra runners should train for those big races. The long run is a very personal thing, and as ultra runners, we tend to be of the belief Read More …

Vibram Tarawera Ultra Clash of the Titans – The International Corner

So Dan expertly analysed the Australia and New Zealand contenders and it has been left to me to try and cover off our international visitors. And quite frankly he got the easy gig, we all know how well Brendan and Read More …

Too much of a good thing – Is ultra-running bad for your health?

The Interwebs have been busy today, busy with the circulation of a video featuring Dr. James O’Keefe – And this has got ultra runners and endurance athletes talking. Is ultra running and endurance sport actually bad for your health, or Read More …

The Ultra168 TNF100/50 Survey

The North Face 100 is done and dusted for another year and the ultra-circus has left the Blue Mountains to recover. Last year we did a very simple Gear Survey to understand what you our readers wore in the race Read More …

2013 Vibram Hong Kong 100: Pre-race interviews part 4 – Team Nepal and Team Philippines

In this fourth and final part of the HK100 pre-race interviews before the big dance kicks off in Hong Kong, Lloyd Belcher and Andre Blumberg portray two countries that are somewhat less prominent on the global ultra scene and outside Read More …

Gear Review: CW-X VersatX Support Bra

It’s been a week of handing over the reigns to our men and women on the ground and this time round we have one of Canberra’s trail Queens Bryony McConnell very kindly reviewing for us, one of the latest women’s Read More …

2013 Vibram Hong Kong 100: Pre-race interviews Part 3 – Jeremy Ritcey and Team China

In our third and penultimate part of the HK100 pre-race interviews, Lloyd Belcher and Andre Blumberg had the opportunity to catch up with Jeremy Ritcey as well as perhaps the most well-known ultra trail runners from China, Xing Ruling and Read More …