Written By Chris Taylor
Chris is Operations Manager at Ultra X and takes the lead on planning new races and events. His interests include (and are limited to): ultra running, plant-based foods to eat whilst ultra running, and ultra running with dogs.
This weekend it’s the National Running Show at Birmingham’s NEC and we’ll be there in force. Expect epic competitions, meet and greet opportunities with your favourite athletes, a chance to travel to 4,000m altitude, lots of exciting giveaways and heaps of stash. So make sure you visit Stand C58. We’ve got one rule and one rule only — no-one leaves the Ultra X stand empty handed!
Saturday 25th January
09:00 Spin The Wheel!
Head over to Stand C58 and spin the Ultra X Wheel of Fortune! We’ve got a great range of prizes for you to WIN, including discounted race entry, a free desert training camp in Dubai and, of course, some Ultra X stash!
11:00 Chat (+ Instagram Live) with Mark Peart
Come and join us for a chat with ex RAF Firefighter and SAS Who Dares Wins recruit Mark Peart. He recently completed TRIBE Run For Love 3, an epic 260km multi-stage ultra marathon in the Azores organised by Ultra X. We’ll be talking about his experience in the Azores and what drives him to keep pushing his physical and mental boundaries.
13:00 Surprise Guest!
Joining us at Stand C58 will be a very special surprise guest. We won’t be announcing who beforehand, so you’ll just have to be there to find out. Hint: this person is a legend.
14:00–16:00 The 4,000m Step Challenge
The guys from The Altitude Centre will be taking over the Ultra X stand for the altitude step challenge! How does it work? Simple. Put on the altitude mask, ascend to 4,000m elevation, and see how many steps you can do on a stepper in 2 minutes. Whoever does the most steps gets a FREE Performance Consultation (worth £129) at The Altitude Centre.
Sunday 26th January
09:00 Spin The Wheel!
Head over to Stand C58 and spin the Ultra X Wheel of Fortune! We’ve got a great range of prizes for you to WIN, including discounted race entry, a free desert training camp in Dubai and, of course, heaps of stash!
12:25–13:00 Days in the Desert
Head over to the Running Skills Theatre and hear from Twice The Health, Jordan Foster and Esmée Gummer as they discuss their adventures at Ultra X Jordan 2019.
13:00 Meet & Greet with Twice The Health, Jordan Foster and Esmée Gummer
Following their panel discussion at the Running Skills Theatre, our three Desert Queens will be joining us at Stand C58. We’ll be talking about the impact their time in the desert had on them as runners and what they’ve got their eyes on next. Come over for a chat and ask them your questions!
14:00 Dubai Training Camp
Don’t forget to enter our competition to WIN an all expenses paid trip to the ultimate multi stage desert training camp in Dubai for you AND a friend. Visit Stand C58 anytime this weekend to find out how!
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