MARMOT24™ – LOCATION ANNOUNCED

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The organisers of the UK’s first 24-hour nonstop mountain marathon, Marmot24™, have just announced that the inaugural event will be held in the Lake District National Park this August.

Marmot24™ combines the very best elements of the predominantly British mountain marathon phenomenon with aspects of the more international 24-hour rogaining events. With mountain running and navigation at the heart of the event, competitors will have 24, 12 or 6-hours to visit as many checkpoints as possible on a score format course.

Race Director, Shane Ohly described the competition area to us. “From our central Event Centre the competition area spans 360 degrees in all directions and includes approximately 300 square kilometers of the finest mountain running terrain in the UK. It is Perfect for a 24-hour non-stop mountain marathon and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the event weekend 2nd/3rd August”.

He continued, “To the north of the Event Centre are the remote Northern Fells guarded by the imposing flanks of Blencathra. To the south, Clough Head marks the start of the Dodd’s ridge running towards Helvellyn and ultimately Ambleside. There are also interesting yet rarely visited fells to the east and west. The terrain is perfect for a mountain marathon with laser fast ridges and valleys linking remote and trackless areas that contain complex contour features.”

As many regular visitors to the Lake District will know this vast competition area includes about every topographical feature you could possibly imagine, and the experienced planning team of Charlie Sproson and Shane Ohly, will no doubt be conjuring up another excellent event after the highly successful Great Lakeland 3Day™ earlier this year.

The 24-hour race starts at noon Saturday but if that sounds too daunting, then there is a 12-hour race starting at midnight Saturday and a 6-hour race starting at 0600 on the Sunday morning. Everyone will finish at 12 noon on the Sunday in what promises to be an exciting and dramatic finale to a memorable weekend of racing.

Over 100 competitors have now entered Marmot24™ including a large number of elite Spanish runners that includes Aurelio Antonio Olivar, the 2013 European Rogaine Champion.

If you enter Marmot24™ now you can get a free Marmot Compact Hauler (worth £22) for each person.

Key Event Information
Website: http://www.Marmot24.com
Date: 2nd & 3rd August 2014
Venue: Northern England
Entry: from £55
Courses: 24-hour, 12-hour and 6-hour

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Episode 53 – Pavel Paloncy, Marcus Scotney, Johan Van De Merwe

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Episode 53 of Talk Ultra is once again a packed show… We have two interviews from the Montane Spine race, regarded as one of the toughest races out there. We speak with Pavel Paloncy who won the 268-mile event with a new course record and Marcus Scotney who won the 106-mile Challenger event. We also speak with South African long distance runner, Johan Van De Merwe about ultra running in South Africa and his new African 24-hour record. The News, a Blog, Talk Training, Up & Coming Races, Smiles and Miles and Speedgoat is back from the Love Boat!

00:13:42
NEWS
The Spine
  1. Pavel Paloncy 110h 45min (4.5 days)
  2. Steve Holyoak 119h 26m
  3. Matt Davis 119h 28m
  1. Debbie Brupacher 153h 24min
Hurt 100
  1. Gary Robbins does it again… 21:34:00
  2. Timo Meyer 22:34:00
  3. Alex Nuun 22:50:00
  1. Gina Slaby 27:06:00
  2. Candice Burt 27:58:00
  3. Heather Anderson 29:22:00
00:14:47
INTERVIEW
I caught up with 106-mile Challenger Winner, Marcus Scotney about his win.
Sage Canaday 2:22 marathon
HK100
  1. Tirtha Bahadur Tamang 10:02 – Ryan Sandes still holds the CR
  2. Bed Bahadur Sunuwar 10:06:37
  3. Vlad Ixel 10:11:53
  1. Francesca Canepa 12:59:19
  2. Chow Pui Yan 13:32:48
  3. Agnes Cheng 13:46:36
Notables, Lizzy Hawker dropped. What happened to Cassie Scallon. Dave Mackey was doing well but faded at the end. Jez Bragg 10th. Great performances by Australian and NZ runners.
Bandera 100k
  1. Jorge Maravilla 8:02:27
  2. David Laney 8:07:06
  3. Chikara Omine 8:16:42
  1. Meghan Arbogast 10:12:57
  2. Liza Howard 10:39:00
  3. Melanie Peters 11:00:44
Rocky Raccoon coming up
I’m going to Costa Rica for the TCC with an incredible race field: Frosty, Jo Meek, Julia Bottger, Clarky, Wardian, Reiter, Martin Gaffuri and Carlos Sa – going to be pretty awesome!
01:21:48
BLOG
Ellie Greenwood, Patience Part Two on iRunFar – http://www.irunfar.com/2014/01/patience-part-two.html
“A quick summary of the last eight months would be: start getting pain in fibula, cut back running, pain continues, find out I have a stress fracture, stop running entirely for seven weeks, start running and gradually build up from 10 minutes to a marathon in 2.5 months, get new injury, cut back running, pain still there, stop running entirely for four weeks, build up slowly starting with a run/walk program at end of November. Yeah, this is a whole new level of patience.”
 
01:26:21
INTERVIEW
Niandi Carmont and myself caught up with South African distance runner, Johan Van De Merwe and we discussed SA running, Comrades and his record breaking 24-hour run that broke a long standing Wally Haywood record.
 
02:27:47
INTERVIEW
Pavel Paloncy set a new course record for the 268-mile Montane Spine Race. I caught up with him just a few days after the event when he had returned home to the Czech Republic, Website HERE
03:04:37
MELTZER MOMENT
Good
Bad
Ugly
03:09:35
TALK TRAINING with MARC LAITHWAITE
03:34:09
SMILES AND MILES with EMELIE FORSBERG
03:50:59
UP & COMING RACES

Antartica

White Continent 50K | 50 kilometers | January 26, 2014 | website

Argentina

Columbia Cruce de los Andes | 90 kilometers | February 06, 2014 | website

Australia

Tasmania

The Cradle Mountain Run | 82 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Canada

Yukon

Yukon Arctic 100M | 100 miles | January 30, 2014 | website

Yukon Arctic 300M | 300 miles | January 30, 2014 | website

Yukon Arctic 430M | 430 miles | January 30, 2014 | website

Chile

El Cruce Columbia | 103 kilometers | February 07, 2014 | website

Costa Rica

Coastal Challenge | 250 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

France

Seine-Maritime

Hivernale du Raid Normand | 55 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Tarn

La Ronde Givrée | 62 kilometers | February 02, 2014 | website

Germany

Bavaria

Chiemsee-Ultramarathon Januar | 108 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Hesse

Rodgau 50km Ultramarathon | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Hong-Kong

Green Power Hike 50K | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

India

Oxfam Trailwalker India | 100 kilometers | January 24, 2014 | website

New Zealand

Kaweka Klassic 50 km | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

The James Mountain Stampede Ultra | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Oman

Wadi Bih Run | 72 kilometers | February 07, 2014 | website

Peru

North Face Endurance Chalenge Peru 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

North Face Endurance Chalenge Peru 80K | 80 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Spain

Canary Islands

Marathón ‘Isla del Meridiano’ – 86 km | 86 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

United Kingdom

Milton Keynes

Quadzilla | 164 kilometers | February 06, 2014 | website

North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Ultra – 50 Miles | 50 miles | January 25, 2014 | website

Oxfordshire

Thames Trot 50 | 50 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Surrey

The Pilgrim Challenge North Downs Way Multistage Ultra | 66 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

USA

Alabama

Mountain Mist 50K Trail Run | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Arizona

Antelope Canyon 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Antelope Canyon 50 Mile | 50 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Coldwater Rumble 100 Mile Trail Run | 100 miles | January 25, 2014 | website

Coldwater Rumble – 52K | 52 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Coldwater Rumble – 52 Mile | 52 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Arkansas

White Rock Classic 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

California

Folsom South Side Trail 38 Mile Run | 38 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Folsom South Side Trail 50K Run | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Fort Ord Trail Run 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Jed Smith Ultra Classic – 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Jed Smith Ultra Classic – 50 Miler | 50 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Ordnance 100K | 100 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Ray Miller 50K Trail Race | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Ray Miller 50 Mile Trail Race | 50 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Sean O’Brien 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Sean O’Brien 50M | 50 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Florida

Ragnar Relay Florida Keys | 199 miles | February 07, 2014 | website

Massachusetts

Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass 50 km | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Minnesota

Arrowhead 135 mile Winter Ultramarathon | 135 miles | January 27, 2014 | website

Nevada

Running from an Angel 50 Mile | 50 miles | January 25, 2014 | website

North Carolina

Charlotte 50K Ultra | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Gator Trail 50K Run | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

North Carolina Fat Ass 50k | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Uwharrie 40-Mile Mountain Run | 40 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Texas

Keep on Truckin’ Trail 50K Ultra | 50 kilometers | February 02, 2014 | website

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile | 100 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Rocky Raccoon 50 Mile | 50 miles | February 01, 2014 | website

Utah

Snowshoe Festival 50K | 50 kilometers | January 24, 2014 | website

Washington

Lake Youngs NUTS 50K Run | 50 kilometers | January 25, 2014 | website

Orcas Island Fat Ass 50K | 50 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Venezuela

Ultra Laguna de Urao | 65 kilometers | February 01, 2014 | website

Virgin Islands (USA)

St. Croix Scenic 50 | 50 miles | January 26, 2014 | website
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