How To Choose a Stage Race Backpack

How To Choose a Stage Race Backpack

One of the biggest challenges of a stage race is getting the right backpack.   Here I explore what your criteria should be, how to test a good backpack and give some recommendations based on experience. A stage race is a race over two or more days, and they are...
Gaiters for Runners

Gaiters for Runners

Gaiters are designed to prevent sand, dirt and other debris from entering your shoe.  They fix onto your shoes and come in a few different designs.    Gaiters are certainly not required for every type of  race – however, if you are venturing into the desert...
Global Limits Bhutan – The Last Secret – 200km Race Report

Global Limits Bhutan – The Last Secret – 200km Race Report

The Global Limits ‘Last Secret’ race is a six-stage 200km race through the unique kingdom of Bhutan.   Here, Colin Harper shares his epic account of the race in the Land of Happiness . . . (Warning:  ultra-length post ahead!) The Global Limits series of...
How To Train For A Stage Race (+ Training Plan)

How To Train For A Stage Race (+ Training Plan)

Stage races (also called multi-stage races) are completely different animals from regular, one-day races.  Be it the Marathon des Sables, a 4 Deserts race or any of the other stage races popping up, you have to be able to run well over several days – which takes...
An Introduction To Stage Races

An Introduction To Stage Races

A Stage race is a foot race that takes place over more than one day – or stage.   They typically cover between two and six stages.   Given there are so many stage races with different formats and elements, it’s a wide field to try and categorise. So here is a...
Marathon des Sables – Is It Still Worth It?

Marathon des Sables – Is It Still Worth It?

The Marathon des Sables is a 250km self-supported race over six days.  For over 30 years, runners have tackled the Sahara sands of Morocco, battling the heat as they take on the epic challenge.  But as prices and head-counts skyrocket, is it still the king of...