ULTRA magazine is the UK's first printed magazine centred on ultra long-distance running. It celebrates the ultra community - runners, friends, families, volunteers and race organisers - giving space for people to share their adventures with others, their successes and failures, their stories and exploits, their words and pictures, via a beautifully printed, quality publication.
Silva Running Poles Carbon Silva running poles carbon are made from 100% 3K carbon and weigh 396 grams per pair. As someone who is let's say ‘larger’ (95kg) I was slightly worried about putting my full weight through the poles. Being so light, I was amazed by the strength of the poles. Not once did I feel any bend and I had full confidence pulling down as hard as I could Silva Running Poles Carbon come in 7 different lengths to match your height with the most suitable pole length. Available lengths are 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130 and 135 cm. So there is a fit for anyone. The pole is also adju ..read more
As some of you know, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer late last year. Surgery followed and then the news that the cancer had spread and was incurable. The days and weeks after the initial prognosis went by in a bit of a blur, I continued to do some short runs and whilst out on the trails tried to get my head around what was actually happening. We all know that we are heading for an eventual demise, but to have someone sit in front of you and give you a timescale kind of focuses the mind. I suppose I was fortunate, I wasn’t given the dreaded “12 months to live” line which meant I had time ..read more