Ultra x sRI lANKA


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, and pre­par­ing your body to do 250 km in 5 days is indeed no mean feat. How­ever, as there many things writ­ten and said about multi-stage train­ing and it can be very easy to overthink it and get turned off the idea. To help you make the decision we always like to sur­vey our run­ners after our events to find out about the kind of train­ing they do.

Check out the below for the res­ults of our Ultra X Sri Lanka 2019 com­pet­it­or sur­vey. For any­one expect­ing train­ing for an ultra to res­ult in hav­ing to give up any social life, re-ima­gine your weekly routine to fit in hun­dreds of miles and gen­er­ally mak­ing massive sac­ri­fices this may well sur­prise you! The res­ults back up our belief that truly any­one is cap­able of an Ultra X.

Ultra X Sri Lanka 2019 Com­pet­it­ors Train­ing by num­bers

  • 75% trained for between 2 and 4 months!
  • 55% had nev­er run fur­ther than a mara­thon before, and one had only once run 5 kilo­metres!
  • The aver­age longest run in train­ing for the event: 33 miles
  • The aver­age longest train­ing week- 64 miles

There are obvi­ously a lot of oth­er details which com­pet­it­ors will need to con­sider before com­mit­ting to an event, but we hope that this at least dis­pels the ques­tion “Could you do Sri Lanka next year?” because the answer is simple “YES”.

We believe that the best way to com­plete one of these events is simply to com­mit and work it out along the way, so here is your chance! Regis­tra­tions open on the 2nd August and you can be the first to know when regis­tra­tions open by regis­ter­ing here.

See here for Ultra X Jordan 2018 fin­ish­ers inform­a­tion and here for Emily’s story (pri­or to sign­ing down to Ultra X Sri Lanka 2019 she had only ever ran 5 kilo­metres!)

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