24 hours before a 100 mile race

I’ve done a lot of long, ardu­ous ultras and I know what works for my body… Read more. Ultra X speak to ambas­sad­or Lucja Leonard about the final 24 hours before a 100 mile race.

Should you set a New Year’s Res­ol­u­tion

80% are broken by mid- Feb­ru­ary so why both­er Read more. The Ultra X team are set­ting some big goals for 2019.

Find­ing the Per­fect trail- ultra x style

The Ultra X team has just returned to the UK from the foot­hills of Kandy, Sri Lanka.….. Read more. The Ultra X team on their recent trip to Sri Lanka and what goes into a race recce. 

ULTRA X Jordan Kit List

I wanted to share with you the kit I used for the 242km Wadi Rum Ultra … Read more. Fer­gus Scholes on his kit list for the 2016 Wadi Rum Ultra (aka Ultra X Jordan)

Dir­ect­ors report wadi rum ultra 2018

Sit­ting in the depar­tures lounge of Amman Air­port at 2:30am, 2 days after the last of the run­ners crossed the fin­ish…Read more. Race Dir­ect­or Sam Heward on the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra (now Ultra X Jordan).

UTMB 2019 — Are you in?

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all those who won places into the 2019 UTMB! …Read more.  Ultra X are delighted to announce that they will be in Chamonix for the full week in a big way!


Ultra X Sri Lanka com­pet­it­or and pro ultra run­ner Anna-Mar­ie Wat­son had a huge 2018. In this art­icle she takes us through how she man­aged to “cram” it all in. Read more

Could you do an Ultra X?

The first thought that enters a lot of people’s minds when they hear about an Ultra X event is that such an under­tak­ing would be impossible. Read more

What will 250km in 5 days do to you?

Dr Danny Long­man from Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity spent the week in Jordan at the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra. His aim was to con­duct research on the effects of pro­longed heat exer­tion on the human mind and body Read more. 

UTMB Oman: The Beast

It is now one week on from what was undoubtedly the toughest race that I have ever par­ti­cip­ated in... Read more. One of the Ultra X Founders on his exper­i­ence in the inaug­ur­al Oman by UTMB.

Wadi Rum Ultra Race review

The Wadi Rum desert is a pro­tec­ted wil­der­ness in the south of Jordan … Read more. Mar­ina Ranger on her exper­i­ence in the desert for the 2017 race.

Ultra X Trails Day — 23rd Feb­ru­ary

Join Ultra X for a day of talks in nutri­tion, kit use and trails on the North dow’s way. … Read more. 

Mar­cus smith: why do you run

This April, Ultra X are delighted to have Mar­cus Smith, entre­pren­eur, motiv­a­tion­al speak­er, extreme ath­lete and coach, racing in Sri Lanka..Read more. Mar­cus recently ran 30 mara­thons in 30 days as part of Dubai’s 30*30 fit­ness chal­lenge. Ultra X caught up with Mar­cus on his story.

A Volunteer’s Story

In Octo­ber I was lucky enough to volun­teer to be a part of the crew out in the desert for the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra..Read more. Find out why being an Ultra X volun­teer was the high­light of 2018.

12 ultra mara­thons to try in 2018

Gun­ning for a chal­lenge? These have your name on them … Read more. Why Red Bull selec­ted the Wadi Rum Ultra as one of its top races to try in 2018.

Army officer shares how to suc­ceed in the desert

Army Officer Charles Hen­son shares his secrets from his suc­cess in the 2018 Wadi Rum Ultra in Jordan…

Our Christ­mas chal­lenge- the #holiday100

For the 8 days between Christ­mas Eve (24th) and New Year (mid­night on the 31st), Ultra X are attempt­ing the #holiday100. Find out more

#holiday100 — The roundup

We take a look back at the legends that took part in the #holiday100 between Christ­mas Eve (24th) and New Year (mid­night on the 31st). Con­grat­u­la­tions to you all. Find out more