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‘Burty’ Burt Kennedy recently ran the entire GNW out, then turned around and came back for the return journey. In doing so, he became the first person (and certainly the quickest), to complete the ‘out and back’. In part one Read More ...

The post A casual out and back along the GNW – Part Two appeared first on Ultra168.

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When I first heard about this run – an out and back along the GNW, covering 550kms in just six days, my initial reaction was. “Awesome, but that’s damn ambitious!” But, it sometimes takes a little bit of crazy for Read More ...

The post A casual out and back along the GNW… All 550kms of it! Part One appeared first on Ultra168.

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The fastest 200 miler sounds a little like an oxymoron. 100 miles is often completed at a fairly pedestrian rate, unless of course you’re Jim Walmsley. To describe a 200 miler as quick, seems altogether ridiculous. However, this is what Read More ...

The post The fastest 200 miler in Australia – The lowdown from the BVRT appeared first on Ultra168.

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For the most part, the story went to script. And, up until around mile 60 in the women’s race that looked to be the case. But then Courtney Dauwalter dropped. A hip injury put pay to her race, just when Read More ...

The post Western States 100 Wrap appeared first on Ultra168.

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No really, I promise this will be a more in-depth review than my rather flippant Facebook status update last week. The good news is most people saw the lighter side of this. But ultimately, being brutally honest, unless either one of Read More ...

The post Western States 100 Race Preview appeared first on Ultra168.

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Not since the 2018 Crush the Cargill 24 hour Challenge has the world of trail running been holding its breath for such an epic event. The inaugural Crush the Cargill Longest Shortest Day (LSD) begins 8 pm this Friday (NZ Read More ...

The post Race Preview – Crush the Cargill Longest Shortest Day appeared first on Ultra168.

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Following our article earlier in the week, today we feature a preview of the runners for the Mirrim Wurnit Back Paddock Ultra. This will be the first preview of its kind here in Australia, differing quite significantly from any other form Read More ...

The post Race Preview: The Mirrim Wurnit Back Paddock Ultra appeared first on Ultra168.

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This coming weekend sees the first running in Australia of what’s known as the Backyard Ultras – The Mirrim Wurnit Back Paddock Ultra. Special mention also to AAA Racing’s Clint Eastwood LOS, which also offers the winner a golden ticket Read More ...

The post The rise of the Backyard Ultra appeared first on Ultra168.

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Community is very much at the heart of what Ultra168 stands for. Yep, there’s the big races, which aim to create ‘experiences’ for people. But if you’re the type of runner that likes to create their own experience, prefers simplicity Read More ...

The post 18 ultras you may not have considered racing to fill your 2019 calendar appeared first on Ultra168.

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Today we welcome back one of our guest writers, Hanny Allston to our pages. In today’s discussion, Hanny chats about overtraining, something I think many ultrarunners can be guilty of. Here she looks at what it is, why it happens, Read More ...

The post Are you overtraining? appeared first on Ultra168.

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