How I Ran My First 100k – Race To The Stones

Hey guys, waaaay back in 2015 I ran my first 100k and wrote this article soon after (one of my earliest!). I’ve since run a bunch more ultras and become a running coach, so I’ve gone and updated the article a little with some tweaks and better info. Here is it: how I made the … Read more

Essential Guide To Running Your First 100k + 100k Training Plan

Running 100k is no joke. If you’ve conquered a few marathon-length events, you might be intrigued by the notion of going even further.   100 kilometers is 62.14 miles, to put it in perspective. Stepping up to running any ultramarathon – let alone 100k – requires an adjustment in your mindset, pace, and fuel/hydration strategies.    … Read more

Hitting The Wall at 18km – The Cautionary Tale of My First 100km Ultra

In this guest post, Tim Hopkin shares the story of his first 100km event, the Thames Path Challenge; including how he hit ‘The Wall’ after 18km! Firstly, apologies for what may be a slightly clickbaity title. But if ‘the wall’ is the point in your run when you feel physically and mentally at your lowest, … Read more

Run The Rann 101km – Race Report

Run The Rann is a series of trail races taking part over a weekend in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India.  There are 21km, 42km, 101km and 161km events and the race could probably be more aptly described as ‘adventure racing’ rather than trails  – throughout the epic vastness of the setting you encounter multiple steep climbs, challenging underfoot conditions and forests of thorns – all while self-navigating using the provided GPS device.  I travelled to the ancient kingdom to attempt the 101km race, check out the region’s history and meet the crazy crew that attend and organize this remote and spectacular event.

By Thomas Watson

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