How can you build men­tal strength for ultras?

How can you build men­tal strength? Per­form­ing to ones best in a multi-day race relies on much more than phys­ic­al abil­ity. The most suc­cess­ful com­pet­it­ors at Ultra X events are not the quick­est but those who are able to keep on going when the chips are...

The Per­fect Smooth­ie

the per­fect break­fast smooth­ie If you’re look­ing for an all in one power smooth­ie to fuel your mind and body for the day to come, you can do little bet­ter than the below recipe. It’s packed with good­ness and can be made in under 3 minutes in a blender. It...

Should you race dur­ing Ultra train­ing?

sHOULD YOU RACE DURING ULTRA TRAINING? You have lined up your big event, and now you are focused on peak­ing for it. This might be six months away, four months down the line or it could even be some­thing in the 2020 race cal­en­dar. A ques­tion which is often asked...

Set­ting goals for a mul­ti­day race

Set­ting goals for a multi day race Ultra X races involve cov­er­ing an even longer dis­tance than most ultras, but over a num­ber of con­sec­ut­ive days. Most stages, except a short final day, are over the stand­ard mara­thon (26.2 miles) and are there­fore...

Why do you run? Mar­cus Smith Inter­view

Why do we run? This April, Ultra X are delighted to have Mar­cus Smith, entre­pren­eur, motiv­a­tion­al speak­er, extreme ath­lete and coach, racing in Sri Lanka. Mar­cus has two busi­nesses of his own, and looks to make peoples lives bet­ter through health,...