Which Runners are the Most Obssessed?

As a follow up to its State of Ultra Running 2020 study, Run Repeat wanted to look at what kind of runners are most likely to run multiple races a year, to gain an understanding of which distance has the most “obsessed” runners. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was ultra runners! This stats page (https://runrepeat.com/most-obssessed-runners-stats-page) is a simple look at the participation patterns of runners in the 5 most common distances: 5K, 10K, Half marathon, Marathon and Ultra. Key findings: Ultrarunning has…

More people exercising during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown much of our lives into chaos, but the good news is, we are exercising more! Run Repeat surveyed 12,913 participants from 139 countries between March 24th and March 30th to gather data on how Coronavirus has changed their physical activity routines. Surprisingly, people are exercising at a greater frequency than before the pandemic became a global crisis. Key results are: People who normally exercise up to 1-2 times/week have increased exercising by 88% on…

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…

Review: Razer Black/Lime Socks

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for socks that keep me cool while I run and prevent rubbing and blisters from forming. While most people seem happy to grab a multi-pack of generic socks, the active among us know that that just doesn’t fly. If you run, hike (or even power walk), then you know you need socks to boost performance and offer protection. Luckily, I found Rockay’s Razer Black/Lime socks. Pros The technical mesh helps control…

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…

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