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29th July 2012

Nicky Spinks has set a new women's Bob Graham record of 18hours 14mins in unfavourable weather conditions!

Terry Conway took a stunning victory at the 2012 Lakeland 100, setting a new course record of 19:50:37. He was over two hours faster than Barry Murray and Paul Tierney who finished together in second and third.

14th July 2012

2012 Hardrock 100 won by Hal Koerner (TheNorthFace) in 24:50:13 and Darcy Africa (Pearl Izumi/Running)

8th July 2012


Joe Symonds has won the 2012 British Fell Running Championships with one race still left in the series. Well done Joe.

27th June 2012

The inaugral
Ultra Trail South West was a great success. See report on the Mud Sweat & Tears website.

25th June 2012

Tim Olson and Ellie Greenwood took big chunks out of the course records at this weekend's Western States 100. Tim finished in 14:46:44 and Ellie in 16:47:19. For more information and interviews visist the
irunfar website.

30th May 2012

Mimi Anderson, an Ed & Phil supported athlete, finished 4th overall and 1st lady in the Jungle Ultra, Peru. This event is part of the
Ultimate Ultra Race Series.

14th May 2012

Jones and Frost win Transvulcania.

After all the pre-event hype this year's Transvulcania
did not disappoint. After a thrilling battle 21 year old Dakota Jones beat both Kilian Jornet (3rd place) and a fast finishing Andy Symonds (2nd place) to claim his greatest win so far. In the women's race Anna Frost lead from very early on and finished with a 40 minute lead on second placed Nuria Picas. Nikki Kimbal was third.

There were plenty of reporters there, so it is easy to find some good coverage. We have been following Ian Corless @Talkultra

28th April 2012

Jez Bragg wins the Fellsman - again.

29th March 2012

Sharon Gayter has broken the record for running the length of Ireland. This is from her Facebook page "arrived at Malin Head after 4 days 1 hr 39 mins." That takes just over 21 hours off the record. WELL DONE Sharon.

25th March 2012

A couple of new events you might not have heard of yet. Both take place in August and both have entertainment and camping to make them fun weekends.

Roseland August Trail (RAT) - 18th August 2012 - Cornwall. 32, 20 & 11-mile trail races through some wonderful scenery with beer and music afterwards. www.roselandaugusttrail.co.uk

Big Running Weekend - 25th to 27th August 2012 - Peak District. A weekend of running including the 56.5-mile ULTRA Tour of the Peak District. Three days of running activity, running talks, running parties, racing, fun runs and orienteering. www.bigrunningweekend.co.uk

29th January 2012

Dr Andrew Murray, who ran from John o' Groats to the Sahara, has been recruited by the Scottish government to promote the importance of physical activity. Ed & Phil spent some time in the Arctic with Andrew, so know he is just the man for the job. More details on the BBC website.

Read our review of his book Running Beyond Limits here.

Talk Ultra, a regular broadcast by Ian Corless & Ian Sharman, has now gone live. The first show includes an interview with Ryan Sandes. You can listen to it at

23rd January 2012

British ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker and Giorgio Calcaterra of Italy are the IAU 'Athletes of the Year' 2011. Congratulations to both of them.

17th January 2012

The 2012 Sky Games, taking place in Ribagorza Romanica, northern Spain, have opened up entries for the Open Categories of the events, which take place between June 29th – July 8th.

6th January 2102.

An interesting appeal to raise funds to finish making a film about The High
an event that Sharon (see below) competed in last year. Take a look at the appeal

20th December 2011

Sharon Gayter has beaten the existing women's record for running on a treadmill for 7 days in just 5 days, 4 hours and 47 minutes! The record was formerly 649.87 km (403.81 miles) and was set held by Mimi Anderson in the UK just over a year ago.

Mimi, who set her record with a broken foot, is an Ed & Phil supported athlete.

UPDATE: Sharon Gayter broke the male world record for the longest distance run on a treadmill in 7 days at 17:09 today.

4th December 2011

Ryan Sandes, winner of the recent Nepal Ultra, is currently taking part in the Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, a multi-day, multi-discipline charity challenge. For further details take a look at the event website.

30th October 2011

A bit late with this one. Mimi Anderson finished the Spartathlon, a 245km non-stop race from Athens to Sparta. She finished the race 37th out of 285 starters, 1st Brit and 3rd female in a time of 32hrs 33mins 23secs.

11th September 2011

John Owen, 67, from north London won the Over 65 category in the World Masters 100km Championships held in Winschoten, Netherlands 10th September 2011.

Joanna Zakrzewski, who was part of the GB team, was second in the women's section of the World 100km Championships in Winschoten which were held at the same time as the World Masters.

15th August 2011

Sharon Gayter, the British long-distance runner, won the second edition of the 222-km La Ultra - The High ultra marathon by setting a record time of 37 hours, 34 minutes and 37 seconds on Friday.

Garret Doherty, from Dublin, won the UK Backward Running Championships in Manchester. He completed the 1 mile course in 7.06 to set a new record. Dee King from London won the women's title missing the record by only 2 seconds. Results

29/05/2011 - Pat Robbins wins GUCR 2011!
Pat Robbins (Zoom Tri Club) has once again smashed his own GUCR record, and achieved his fourth consecutive win, in a time of 25hrs 37mins. Dick reports he was "going like a train" as he crossed the line, looking like he was out for a normal Sunday morning sprint!

25th March 2011 - Lowri Morgan won the 350 miles 6633 ultra in the Arctic in a time of 174 hrs 08mins. Brief details can be found on the MdS forum. Further details will be on the 6633 website when the organisers get back to a location with internet access. Lowri's training and race performance has been filmed for S4C and is being shown on Thursday evenings. It is in Welsh, but you can get subtitles in English.

9th February 2011 - we are a few days late with this one, but it is still worth a mention Ian Sharman sets a new record for the Rocky Racoon 100 mile race with a time of 12:44:33.
Ian, original from the UK, but now living in San Jose, California, USA, has been running ultras for about five years, but has only just stepped up to the 100 mile distance. He has a full season of racing planned; details can be found on

6th February 2011 - New ultrarunning website launched. 
Beyond Marathon, a website "designed to supply you with all the information you need when you find 26 miles just isn't enough any more", was launched recently. It has a great calendar of events with lots of details about the races. As events are added to the site notifications will be posted on
Facebook.              Beyond Marathon

30th January 2011 - Ed & Phi will be at the London Ultra Expo on Saturday 19th February 2011 promoting the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon and some of the running equipment they sell.
The Expo is from 15.00hrs to 20.00hrs at the Quality Hotel, Empire Way, Wembley, London. There will be lots of information about ultra running and desert running. Ideal for anyone doing the Marathon des Sables.

London Ultra Expo          Ed & Phil

24th January 2011 Dr Andrew Murray has completed his incredible run from Scotland to the Sahara covering the 2700 miles in 78 days, averaging 35 miles per day without a day off. An awesome achievement.

He is raising money for the Yamaa trust and you can donate via the link
Scotland2Sahara. If you are outside the UK please visit Donate

24th January 2011 Likeys now have UK Gear shoes in stock including the PT-1000 the model used by Dr Andrew Murray (see above). You can buy online. Likeys

11th January 2011 ANDREW IS IN AFRICA!

Dr Andrew Murray, who is running from Scotland to the Sahara to raise money for the Yamaa Trust reached Africa yesterday having completed 2168 of his incredible journey in 64 days. As Andy is running in UK Gear PT 1000 shoes (a trainer designed to last 1000 miles) he should be on his third pair now. For further details of Andrew's run follow the link.
Scotland2Sahara. We had the pleasure of meeting Andrew during the 6633Ultra; he is an amazing runner and a nice guy.

6th January 2011 It's official Guinness World Records have confirmed that Mimi Anderson is the official world record holder for “The furthest Distance covered on a treadmill in 7 days by a Female”
total distance 403.81 miles (649.87km).
Marvellous Mimi

6th January 2011 
Shelter's award winning Vertical Rush is back in the capital for the third year running! Race 920 steps to the summit of Tower 42, London’s number one tower. Vertical Rush London

4th January 2011 - XNRG Events have announced a new ultra for 2011, the "Pony Express" New Forest Ultra 30th April to 1st May. Two 30 miles stages through some stunning scenery. Further details at www.xnrg.co.uk

2nd January 2011 - Mimi Anderson is back running again. Mimi, an Ed & Phil supported athlete, made an attempt on the world 7-day treadmill record in October despite a foot injury. This was diagnosed during the event as a broken bone. Despite this Mimi set a new World Record distance of 403.7 miles. Since then she has had to rest to allow the bone to heal, but now she is back.

27th December 2010
The Harmoors 55 will now count as a 2 point qualifying race for The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Hardmoors 55     UTMB


Unfortunately the organisers have had to cancel the event planned for 2011 due to unforeseen work on the Lingfield racecouse on the event date. No suitable alternative date could be found. However, the Lingfield racecousrs management are supportive of the event and a date will be found in 2012 once the horse-racing schedule is known. It is expected to be in August.
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Entries are open for the 2011 event which takes place from 6th to 16th October 2011. The itself starts on 8th October. Entry forms can be downloaded from their website or contact your local agent. Dates for 2012 event - 25th October - 4th November 2012.

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