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 time target 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): 18:19:23
ULTRA X ELITE ULTRA CREW (4 PEOPLE): 18:53:18
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 three men and women for a Regular team and at least one 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 — ie 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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