Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Round the World Ultra

 A new ultra marathon has been announced.  It seems that the appetite for extreme Ultramarathon’s has reached fever pitch, and no longer is 100 miles, or even  Trans USA (over 3500 miles) far enough, at least not for one events organiser.

 Lirpa Loof Trail Events have announced the inaugural “Round the World in Eighty Days Ultra”.  The event will start at the global dateline, the Meridian Line in Greenwich London and proceed to Dover, special permission has been obtained for runners to traverse the channel tunnel, then the race will head across Western Europe, the Middle East,  India, Pakistan, neighbouring countries and emerging in into Malaysia, across the water to traverse Indonesia, to Bali then across Australia, New Zealand. Then follows a 6-day Pacific boat trip across the Pacific towards North Africa during which competitors will be expected to run circuits of the deck, this to maintain the typical required daily stage distance of 125km.

En-route the ship will dock in Tenerife.  Competitors will run the length of the largest Canary Island; scaling the 3700M Volcano, Mt Teide (highest mountain of Spanish territory) during the island traverse, before rejoining the ship and continuing on to dock in Mauritania, then running North through Western Sahara, Morocco, then a ship over to Spain, for the final leg North up through France and back through the Channel Tunnel and to the London, taking part in the 2012 Marathon before going on to finish in Greenwich.

 It’s seem 26 miles really isn’t enough anymore.  50 athletes will be accepted, and indicative pricing is £25,000 per competitor.


April 2nd update: I’m sure you all spotted our April Fools gag above, though we have worryingly had a few enquiries! there are clearly a few crazier people than we thought out there!


In 2018, a race where you start anywhere you like, as long as you reach the finish within 24 hours. ...

Convergence - Summer

June 9, 2018, 12:00pm - June 10, 2018, 6:00am

It’s game time. In this game, you will gamble on your own fitness and ability. You know where the finish line is, but you are not following a fixed course; you “make” your own course. You tell no one else where you intend to start from. That way you are blind-betting against everyone as to from how far away you will start, and thus, how high you will eventually rank. Those who travel the furthest, rank highest. However, if you don’t reach the finish line you don’t get a medal, so gamble wisely…. The premise is simple. You can start from anywhere you want, at midday. You then have 24 hours to ‘converge’ on the central finish line in order to claim your award. You make your own route. You can start any distance from the finish line, but the further away you start, the better your award (should you make it to the finish). All distances are measured “as the crow flies” from the finish. For all those challenging this is where it gets even more interesting. The people who rank highest are those who travel from the furthest away. You are under no obligation to tell anyone where you are starting, so you are all blind-betting against each other! You won’t know where anyone starts from until the GPS tracking link goes live at midday. Even then, will those who started far away make the finish line on time? Of course if you start 100 miles away and miss the finish line cut-off, then you don’t get a medal. Oh, the cruelty. The Crow will be watching all of those Converging, using the miracle of Race Drone event tracking technology. The Crow will judge how far the shadows have run, and reward them with the right medal on the line. If you travel from 30 miles away or fewer, we’ll email you a certificate only. Venture from further away (30 to 60 miles) and claim a Silver Convergence, 60 to 90 miles and you’ll take Gold. If you come from 90 miles or more away (As the crow flies), then you’ll claim the Black Convergence medal. There is a little more to tell you. You can Converge only on foot. The Crow knows how fast you travel You can Converge solo for 24 hours, either female or male If you are scared of the dark, you can converge for 24 hours as a pair You will be given no advice on where to run, or hide You make your own route. Use any means you wish to wayfind You obviously can’t use private land or anything illegal (motorways etc). Your route choice is your own choice and risk. We recommend strongly that you stay off A-roads, or roads that have no pavement There are no checkpoints. Use your wit and guile to feed yourself. Call for your mother if you must The World will keep an eye on you from afar using tracking technology Have more questions? The wise old bird has the answers Feel ready to take your first steps into a darker world? Register Here

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