We have close to 100% of Australian, New Zealand, and UK ultra events on the website, all fully featured, and many with photos, and downloadable route maps. Already featuring are most other major worldwide Ultras.
Next to be added is the USA. We have around 20 major USA ultras already fully featured, but we are in the process of adding around 250 (yes you read that right!) more, so it’s going to take a little time to get them all fully featured (with all of the race statistics).
However, to make the website immediately useful to USA ultra runners, we will be adding all of the current known 2011 USA ultras onto the site at once. Most importantly all of the ultra events will show up on the Google Map in their location. They will also have the main details, such as a description of the race and the course. Most of the useful stats will be there too – such as Distance, Format, Terrain, Where and When. Also included will be the web link to the organisers website, so you can get more information yourself if needed.
Once that is done, the process of adding the less important detail; the race statistics, difficulty and temperature etc, will take a little longer. We also seeking the permissions from the individual Race Directors to feature some of their photos, and route maps too. Before long there will be very rich content for the USA ultras too.
All of that will be published early next week. We’re holding off on publishing (it’s actually ready to go now) until the “Country” filter has been added to this website’s Race Calendar. The calendar will look very busy will the entire world’s ultras shown, so it’s sensible to have an option to select only one Country at a time. That feature will be thoroughly tested in the next few days. When that’s done, the USA will be published. We are already working on the rest of the World ultras, which will also be published very soon in the coming weeks.
So, expect this map to look very busy in the next few days! Hope you’re finding the site useful. All feedback welcome; via email, or the Facebook page.