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‘A picture that captures the pure joy that is Barkley’: Photographing ‘The Race That Eats Its Young’

Ultrarunner James Nobles [Photo credit: Team Montane]

‘Unfinished business’: James Nobles already focussed on Montane Winter Spine return

Harvey Lewis in action at the 2023 Badwater 135

Harvey Lewis training ‘harder and smarter’ for this year’s Barkley Marathons

Compression sportswear being used for recovery post-exercise.

Running recovery: Four ways to recover faster from your long run

Scott Kinabalu 3 women's trail running shoes

Scott Kinabalu 3 – Ultra runner Kim Cavill reviews Scott’s latest women’s light trail shoes


14-21 Jan 2024

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‘Mind boggling’ – John Kelly hails Jack Scott’s ‘near perfect’ Spine Race display

Lucy Gossage raises thousands for cancer charity after Montane Winter Spine Race podium finish

Damian Hall pays tribute to Jack Scott after historic battle at Montane Winter Spine Race

Claire Bannwarth SHOCKED by personal best after defending Winter Spine Race title

Former Ironman star takes third place in thrilling finish at 2024 Montane Winter Spine Race

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utmb WorlD series

26 Aug-1 Sep 2024

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Jon Albon ‘ends season’ with Le Grand Trail des Templiers win in first race since UTMB CCC

‘I still believe’ – UTMB OCC winner Angermund plots Ultra Pirineu return after another 100k DNF

2024 UTMB World Series schedule: The 40 events

‘My tank was nearing empty’ – Courtney Dauwalter on emerging from ‘pain cave’ to take UTMB title

“Finally I get to give a gift back:” UTMB champion Jim Walmsley reflects on his 2023 triumph

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Barkley Marathons

26 Aug-1 Sep 2024

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‘There has never been a race director like Lazarus Lake’: Harvey Lewis on the Barkley Marathons creator

Harvey Lewis wins Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra

Barkley Marathons: UTMB great Kilian Jornet on the intriguing prospect of Frozen Head

Barkley Marathons finisher Karel Sabbe crosses California in record 29 days during FKT attempt

Marathon des Sables: The route conundrum also posed by the Barkley Marathons

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A selection of the top mountain, sky & trail runners

marathon des sables

12-22 Apr 2024

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Mohamed El Morabity and Maryline Nakache claim Marathon des Sables titles

El Morabity and Nakache extend winning leads on stage five of the Marathon des Sables

Rachid El Morabity pulls out after “unfair” Marathon des Sables penalty

Ragna Debats’ dream over as Mohamed El Morabity holds firm on stage four

Mohamed El Morabity, Ragna Debats lead after stage three of Marathon des Sables

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RUNNING SHoe Reviews

Independently tested reviews of the best trail running shoes...and the occasional road shoe

Western States

29-30 Jun 2024

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Rachel Drake women podium black canyon ultras 100k 2024 Photo credit: Black Canyon Ultras / Aravaipa Running

Heather Jackson excited for Black Canyon return – and reveals her magic motivation word

Black Canyon Ultras 2024: Start times, route, how to follow, course records

Jim Walmsley secures Western States return with Roubion-Nice 115k UTMB World Series win

‘There’s the tortoise, the hare, and then Courtney’ – John Kelly salutes Dauwalter’s historic double

Courtney Dauwalter makes trail running history with Hardrock and Western States double

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