how to prepare for an ultra x
For those who are not yet ready to commit five days holiday for an Ultra X event just yet why not join us for a day at Hadleigh Park, a short drive out of London, where we invite you for a day of inspiring talks, trail running, equipment testing and freeze dried food tasting with support from Elisabet Barnes, MyRaceKit, Leki, Mountain King, JustOneBody, Raidlight and LYO Foods!
For our Jordan and Mexico participants this is an opportunity to meet some of your fellow competitors, get useful information for the upcoming races and try on some kit. For anyone else this is an opportunity to find out some more about the world of Ultra X without having to sign down to run 250 kilometres.
You will leave with specific, actionable advice as well as tips and guidance on how to get the most out of an Ultra X, plus an exclusive weekend only discount on MyRaceKit product!
Full itinerary below.
We only 40 places available and it will be first come first served so do not miss the opportunity to get involved. Register now!
1030: Welcome briefing and introductions
Tea and Coffee will be available
1100: An Introduction to Ultra X
Welcome from the founders about Ultra X, a short talk about their vision for multi-stage racing and an exclusive screening of the Sri Lanka Race Film
1130: Preparing for a Multi-Day Race and how to succeed (Elisabet Barnes)
Elisabet (2 times Marathon Des Sables Ladies Champion, part of Raidlight Dream Team and genuine ultra running legend) talks about how to peak at the right time, maximise your potential and have a great multi-stage experience. In this talk Elisabet will demystify aspect of multi-stage racing and reveal the key success factors for having ‘the perfect race’. Whether you are a completer or a competitor this is not to be missed!
1230: Lunch provided by LYO Food
Multi-stage races mean that most will survive on freeze dried food, but choosing the right fuel can be tricky. LYO food are one of the one’s we recommend and will be on site with a load of options for you to test!
1300: Mandatory Kitlist- Where to start? (MyRaceKit)
Success in an Ultra X depends on much more than just physical and mental preparation, but making sure that you pack the right kit. It can be pretty daunting to get your head around what you need for races like Ultra X Jordan, especially with so many differing opinions out there. The reality is that there is no “one size fits all” solution. There are however certain categories of items that you need and MyRaceKit will provide a rough guide to help you narrow down the options that might be right for you.
1430: Kit Breakout sessions (MyRaceKit, Leki, Raidlight and Mountain King)
There will be options to go on a guided run around Hadleigh Park, trial kit or participate in a trekking pole workshop with Elisabet.
1530: Importance of Recovery (JustOneBody)
JustOneBody are the amazing Osteo’s that are at all of our events. Keiran Lowe will be talking about the essential exercises you should be focusing on as runners, how to recover post exercise and how to make your bodies work as efficiently as possible.
1615: Closing remarks/ Questions
Parking is available on site for those wishing to drive. Parking is £1.50 an hour per vehicle. This is capped at £6 which will give you parking for the entire day.
If you have any questions regarding the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org