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.
Last weekend, the Ultra X Elite headed up to Scotland to take on the John Muir Way. Our goal? To set a target time for TRIBE Relay Across Scotland by Ultra X teams to try and beat this summer solstice (19–20 June 2020).
To achieve this, we assembled the quickest and baddest members of the Ultra X community. The Elite teams were compiled of past and future competitors, physios, medics, and volunteers. Armed with three vehicles, two trackers, countless cans of Red Bull and a dynamite attitude, the Ultra X Elites relayed through a 12 hour night (there will be just ~4 hours of darkness in June!) to travel across the width of Scotland, from Helensburgh to Dunbar.
Check out how they got on and how YOU can win a free training weekend in the Sierra Nevada Mountains below!
ULTRA X ELITE REGULAR CREW (8 PEOPLE)
ULTRA X ELITE ULTRA CREW (4 PEOPLE)
Can you beat the elite?!
Now here’s the fun part. If the winning TRIBE Relay Across Scotland by Ultra X Regular and Ultra teams beat the Ultra X Elite course record times above in June, we will donate their entire entry fees to the TRIBE Freedom Foundation AND take all team members for a FREE training weekend in the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains with our partners, Athelysium.
NOTE — The Ultra X Elite teams were mixed crews, with an even number of men and women. To be in with a chance, your team must also be mixed (at least 3 men and women for a Regular team and at least 1 man and woman for an Ultra team).
If more than one team beats the above times (unlikely ?), then the prize will go to the fastest team in each category — i.e. only one Regular and one Ultra team can win. Good luck! (Remember, to be in with a shout you will have to register. Be quick, there are only a few places remaining!)
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