A Tale of 4 Races!

Ultra Great Britain® – From the Race Across England in 2016, 2017 to the Race Across Scotland 2018 and 2019!!! In 2016, I decided to make the step up from marathons to doing a 40+ mile run around Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge and quite enjoyed it. Forward a few months to August 2016 and I was one of 24 …

How to Train for Your Next Ultra

My first running race was the 150 mile multi stage, Gobi Challenge race in 2010, similar idea to the Marathon des Sables just a different organisation and different desert. I was probably one of the least experienced entrants and didn’t really run much before that (it was my first running event) I had practised doing long 2-3 day hikes on …

#GBUltras Beacons Way Ultra 100 Mile Race Report by Howard Dracup

I’ve always had a fascination for the Brecon Beacons but i’ve never been! As soon as I hear the words “Brecon Beacons” I immediately envision the Army and SAS training and the tough times ahead and a vision pops into my head which is the huge beautiful lump they call Pen Y Fan. So when GB Ultras released a brand …

Good Friday 19th April 2019 – Manchester to Liverpool Ultra 50 Mile #Ultramarathon

The sun dawned warm and bright beside the Start line of the 2019 Manchester to Liverpool Ultra (M2LUltra) 50 mile Race outside of Manchester United’s Football Ground, Old Trafford.  The home ground of Race Director, Wayne Drinkwater’s beloved team – those, like myself, who’d feel more at home at the finishing end will have to forgive him that 😉. 246 runners …

2019 Training Dates: GB Ultras

PREPARING OUR RUNNERS FOR THE 2019 ULTRA GREAT BRITAIN RACE SERIES by Wayne Drinkwater – Event Director Saturday 5th January 2019 – Chester Ultra RECCE 3: 8am: Cover the 12.5 Mile – 28 Miles of the route.  Start point for the recce: Meeting at Towers Road/Raymond Street, Chester, CH1 4EL to CP4 then coming off the trail for finishing near the …

Manchester to Liverpool Ultra 2019 – Review

April brings the beginning of spring.  The birds singing, lighter mornings and the evenings steadily getting longer before darkness sets in.  However, be warned, that doesn’t mean the weather is going to be nice to you as some of you may have a found out in 2018 on the Liverpool to Manchester Ultra where #GBUltras Athlete Charlie Sharpe wore a …

‘My Pennine Barrier Journey’ by Lainey Jones

The Pennine Barrier starts it’s journey in the little village of Malham. Malham may well be renowned for its beauty but much more practically it has a pub, a campsite and a little tiny bridge lit up with fairy lights! Aside from the practicalities it’s a beautifully idyllic place which hosts one of the most scenic races in the GB …

“Say Hello to my Little Friend”

An Introduction To The Foam Roller – by Emma Marks Have you ever asked yourself what Foam rolling is all about, and why people would choose to do something that just looks painful? Maybe you figure you’ve been ok so far so, why bother?? Continue to read this blog and you’ll be rushing out to buy yours before the day …

Chester Ultra 2019 Review

Its only November and already we are all thinking about Chester Ultra which to be fair is only a few months away. Those of us who have done Chester will be praying for dry weather leading up to the race, as last year’s course was a muddy one and unless you’re great at ice skating you’re not going anywhere quickly. …