How long does it take to recov­er after an ultra?

How long does it take to recov­er from an ultra? The Ultra X sea­son is about to kick off in Sri Lanka and for many of our com­pet­it­ors this will mark the begin­ning of a busy year of racing. Wheth­er you are look­ing to per­form well at vari­ous chal­lenges, fit an...

The Ath­letes to watch in Sri Lanka

THE ATHLETES TO WATCH IN SRI LANKA It is here! The inaug­ur­al Ultra X Sri Lanka kicks off in a little over two weeks! This will be more than a race, but an exper­i­ence, an escape and a chal­lenge dif­fer­ent from any oth­er. The 250 km multistage race across 5 days...

Is the Mara­thon Des Sables on the buck­et­l­ist?

Is the Mara­thon Des Sables on the buck­et­l­ist? Here’s why you should try an Ultra X The Mara­thon Des Sables is a world fam­ous, per­haps the most fam­ous, multi-stage ultramara­thon, cross­ing the Saha­ra Desert in Morocco. The rules require you to be fully...

Nutri­tion plan­ning for a multi-stage event

nutri­tion plan­ning for a multi-stage event Last Sunday, we looked at how to plan and execute a hydra­tion strategy. This Sunday, we will focus on race nutri­tion. The two are highly inter­linked. Get­ting your nutri­tion right dur­ing a multi-stage is prob­ably THE...

Hydra­tion dur­ing a multi-stage event

hydra­tion dur­ing a multi-stage event One of the most import­ant parts of your pre­par­a­tion for a multi stage ultramara­thon is cal­cu­lat­ing and execut­ing your nutri­tion and hydra­tion plan well. In this art­icle we will touch on some good strategies to keep...

An Ultrar­unners guide to Heat Accli­ma­tion

A guide to heat accli­ma­tion Com­pet­ing in an extremely hot envir­on­ment is not only phys­ic­ally gruel­ing but over­heat­ing is a ser­i­ous risk which needs to be planned for. Hot cli­mates can lead to mild per­form­ance impact­ing prob­lems like heat cramp or...

Final Sri Lanka Recce

THe final sri lanka recce This past week the Ultra X team have been in Sri Lanka com­plet­ing the last route checks before the ultramara­thon in April. The below blog is from co-founder Jam­ie; “We’re proud to report back that the recce was a great suc­cess and we’re...