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UTMB 2013 – Race Report part 1 – The lead up

In January I wasn’t entirely sure whether I was going to enter the UTMB or not. The Tor De Geants, which is staged two weeks after the UTMB, is an even longer race, and it’s length and added difficulty was … Continue reading

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UTMB 2012 – Race Gear Review

Ah yes… gear! One of the joys of running is the simplicity of the sport. You just put on a pair of shorts (the minimalists wouldn’t even bother with shoes) and run. No expensive list of gear that you need … Continue reading

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UTMB 2012 – Race Report

The UTMB organisation texted out confirmation that the race would start at about 7:00pm, a delay of about half an hour. The course was now about 100km long, but still managed to squeeze in about 6000m of vertical ascent, which … Continue reading

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UTMB – The Weather Strikes Back

It’s a couple of hours to go before the (probable) start of the UTMB, and the weather is on everyone’s mind. Since arriving in Chamonix it has been raining on and off pretty much all the time. The ominous weather … Continue reading

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The Irish head for the UTMB

Perhaps the most prestigious ultra distance trail race on the planet, the UTMB, takes place this Friday. The UTMB is 166km long with 9500m of climbing. I had the pleasure of taking part in last year’s race, and regard it … Continue reading

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