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,...

Could you com­plete an Ultra X Race?

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. The idea of run­ning more than five mara­thons in as many days can be ter­ri­fy­ing. Pre­par­ing...

Should you set a New Year’s Res­ol­u­tion?

Should you set a New Year’s res­ol­u­tion? As the cal­en­dar flips to Janu­ary the first con­ver­sa­tions inev­it­ably draw to New Years (NY) res­ol­u­tions. Many of these prom­ises will revolve around health and fit­ness in the com­ing year; to exer­cise more, eat...

What will 250 km in 5 days do to you?

wHAT does 250 KM do to your body? 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. Com­pet­it­ors who took part...