Gear You Need to Take Your Game to the Next Level

Are you looking to take your game to the next level of performance? Are you trying to elevate your trail running game to new heights you never believed possible? Then you need some serious gear to get you there. While raw skill and intense practice are definitely the most important aspects of any training routine, having the right gear will help make the transition to seriously professional levels of trail running that much easier. This post will go over what…

AURA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS and its IMPLICATIONS for AUSTRALIAN ULTRA RUNNING

AURA (Australian Ultra Runners Association) has released a statement regarding Coronavirus and its implication for some AURA-listed events. Government mandates and/or recommendations in regards to social distancing and capping of maximum numbers attending events has seen a number of AURA listed events cancelled or postponed. To date, these include: 20 March Sri Chinmoy 48 Hour Track Festival 21 March Duncan’s Run 4 April The Canberra Times Marathon Festival 50km 14 May Ultra Trail Australia The Sri Chinmoy 48 Hour and…

Ultra-Runners Unite by Entering Surf Coast Century in Droves

IMAGE: MATT HULL / RAPID ASCENT Ultra-runners expressed an eagerness to continue doing what they love when online entries opened at midday on March 17 for the 2020 Surf Coast Century presented by MINI Countryman. Century hosts, Rapid Ascent, were blown away by the response given the present uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus and the flow-on effect to the local economy. “It was reassuring to see so many entries coming in despite the threat of Coronavirus and expected economic downturn for the…

Mountainfilm on Tour

Experience MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR! A collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and engaging documentary short films that use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. This Australian and New Zealand event includes twelve inspiring films that feature trail running, skiing, mountaineering, climbing, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding and mountain biking. The films are hand-picked from MOUNTAINFILM Festival, an annual event in Telluride, Colorado – one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Our hosted events include an…

Trail speak: A language of its own

If you’re new to trail running, not only do you have to get used to a whole new world of terrain and running gear, you have to learn the lingo, too! And even if you’re not a new trail runner, no doubt there’s some jargon you haven’t heard of or don’t understand. Thankfully, Posilicious has a thorough ultra running A-Z reference guide. I had not even heard of some terms listed, eg. neontino and recovery (kidding!). So, before you hit…

Resting after an ultramarathon

It’s been just over a week since I finished Delirious W.E.S.T. – a 350km run in Western Australia. While my body is recovering well and my swollen feet are now back to normal Hobbit size, my brain is taking longer. The fatigue is next level, and while I like to keep moving as part of my active recovery, I’m really having to put the brakes on as I know I pushed my body and mind to their limit. So, just…

MATURE NATURE TO HOST A NEW TRAIL RUN CHALLENGE

Who doesn’t loves a new race especially when its a virtual challenge that also aims to protect wild places? With over 5 million hectares of land devastated in Australia by bushfires (so far) this summer it’s even more important now to protect our remaining forests and wild places. This led to the launch of the ‘Run for Wild Places’ challenge. It’s a new challenge event for runners created by one of the guys who created the Takayna Ultra (that takes place…

4,200 Runners Embark On The North Face 100® Thailand 2020

An international field of runners took part in Thailand’s “Ultra Trail Challenge” on the weekend, The North Face 100® Thailand 2020, which was held in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Competing across four distances – 15km, 25km, 50km and 100km – a record 4,200 runners from more than 20 countries enjoyed the hills, stunning views and tough trails in the surrounds of Khao Yai. Now in its nine edition, The North Face 100® Thailand is a qualifying event for the Ultra-Trail du…

MEN’S WORLD 100 MILE RECORD HOLDER HEADLINES AT TARAWERA

Both the men’s 100-Miler and 102km races will be stacked with elite international athletes sprinkled with local stars hoping to mix it with the best in the world at this weekend’s Tarawera Ultra Marathon event in Rotorua. Race Director Tim Day says the increasing depth in fields for both the men’s 102km and 100-Miler is a sign of the growing maturity of the race and its international reputation. “We have had so many rock-stars in the world of trail running…

Relief Run Raises Money For Bushfires

Strava announced the launch of its relief run to raise money across the world for the Australian bushfire disaster. In light of devastating fires in Australia, Australian runners have teamed up to create a virtual half marathon and 5K through a Strava Challenge to raise money for relief efforts. The aim is to spread the word within Strava’s global community and use the power of footsteps to support those in need. Anyone who is keen to participate and contribute to the cause, can join…

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