This is Episode 117 of Talk Ultra and it’s a packed show. We talk with Jonathan Albon who last year won the Tromso SkyRace and this year placed 2nd. Debbie Martin-Consani talks about running long and her recent CR at the North Downs Way 100 in the UK. We also speak to my fellow podfather and good friend, Martin Yelling, about his inspiring, ‘Long Run Home.’ The News and Niandi co-hosts.
Karl is on the AT and he is now through the first week and everything seems to be going well. Each week I will post a 7-day update on my website, days 1-7 are HERE
RUNNING BEYOND BOOK is going to be available from October in Italy with Germany, Spain and the UK following – HERE
The VK which was run the day before saw Stian Angermund confirm his form from the Skyrunning World Championships with a strong victory and Emelie Forsberg won a nail biting sprint for the line to show us all she is on her way back. Read and view images HERE.
00:16:07 INTERVIEW JONATHAN ALBON
It was a Kenyan victory for Petro Mamu ahead of the UK’s Robbie Simpson and Francesco Puppi from Italy was 3rd. In the ladies race, Michelle Maier took a great victory in 2:58 ahead of Lucy Wambui Murigi and Elisa Desco was 3rd.
120 miles over 6 stages and victory went to David Laney/ Ryan Ghelfi in the men’s race and Amanda Basham/ Keely Henninger for the women.
NORTH DOWNS WAY 100
Neil Kirby 16:46:21
James Poole 17:20:27
John Stocker 18:03:26
Debbie Martin-Consani 18:34:54 (6th overall)
Annabelle Stearns 21:41:32
Wendy Shaw 22:33:55
00:50:14 INTERVIEW DEBBIE MARTIN-CONSANI
MONTANA BRIDGE RIDGE RUN
This 20 mile race gets a mention as Jim Walmsley of Western States fane was apparently flying ahead of course record and then…. a lack of confidence saw him backtrack, WSER is obviously haunting him. Turns out he was on the correct course, he turned around and this time won but missed the record.
Gonzalo Calisto, 5th at 2015 UTMB tests positive for EPO – Compressport have now released a statement which is a really positive sign. Read HERE.
ANGELES CREST 100
Guillaume Calmaettes 19:14
Dominick Layfield 19:30
Dominick Grossman 19:57
Jenny Welch 26:51
Maria Lourdes Rivera 27:02
Selina Nordberg 28:54
SRICHIMNEY SELF-TRANSCENDENCE 3100mile
It was the 20th edition of the 3100m journey and Yuri Trosteny completed the distance first in 46 days and just 94-minutes faster than Asprihanal Aalto. Asprihanal won the race in 2015 in a record 40 days. This time he came from behind and on one day he ran 86 miles to try to steal victory – 94 minutes super close! Yuri ran consistently more than 63 miles everyday!
When this show comes out it will be the Matterhorn Ultraks in Switzerland and then the week after it’s UTMB with a super stacked field and the iconic Trofeo Kima in Italy.
March = January + February + How fast will you go?
The most important thing to reach your personal running goals this spring is to be consistent with your training. In Jantastic 2012 runners logged over 70,000 runs.
Jantastic = January + February + March.
January (Jantastic) = How may runs will you do. Set the number of times per week you are going to run.
February (Febulous) = January + How far will your long runs be? Set the distances of your longest runs.
March (Marchvellous) = January + February + How fast will you run? Set your race targets.
In Jantastic you can:
Sign up as an individual or team
Select ‘rivals’ to pitch yourself against
See your personal Jantastic score in your profile
Monitor your progress and that of your team / rivals through your profile
Message and motivate fellow team members
See how runners in your town, area, age group and with the same goals as you are getting on
Keep motivated and on track with your personal running goals
How to do it
Register to become a part of the Marathon Talk community
Sign up to Jantastic as an individiual and/or as part of a team
Set your target number of runs per week (this can be anything from 3 to 13 runs!)*
Go out and run!
Log your weekly runs **
Hit your goals and stay motivated!
What counts as a run? You decide the distance of each run but the minimum distance to be able to ‘log’ your run is 1 mile. So, the minimum target you could set yourself would be 3x1mile runs each week. There is no maximum daily run distance.
* don’t just set a target number of runs that is super easy for you to achieve each week and won’t be a challenge at all. At the same time, don’t set a target weekly run goal that is unrealistic and over commit yourself. Your number of weekly runs should be a stretch helping you achieve your personal spring running goals.
** Jantastic weeks run from Monday to Sunday and updates can be made daily up until 8am on Tuesday (UK Time) immediately following each week.
Jantastic rules of competition.
Jantastic is all about personal challenge and relies on your honesty when logging your runs.
Each week you will be able to gain a maximum of 25 points towards your overall Jantastic Score.
For example: if you complete your target number of runs each week you will get a Jantastic score of 25 points in week 1; 25 points in week 2; 25 points in week 3 and 25 points in week 4, which will give you an overall Jantastic Score of 100.
In order to be eligible for a participation prize you will need to have submitted runs for a minimum of two out of the four weeks for each month.
Team Scores are calculated as an average of its team members. However, so a team’s score is not unfairly disadvantaged due to a team member not contributing or having to pull-out due to injury, only the top 75% of individuals will count towards the team’s average.
Example 1: A Team of 6 will need to have 5 people score 100% in order for their team to have an overall score of 100%.
Example 2: A Team of 30 will need to have 23 people score 100% in order for their team to have an overall score of 100%.
All runs will need to be submitted by 0800 GMT on the Tuesday immediately following each week.
Please only submit your runs once you have done them.
You are not allowed to change teams after the end of week 1.
Adidas prizes! – Thanks to our partner adidas for helping incentivise you to set it, stick to it and run it.
When you participate in and complete Jantastic it’s possible to win some brilliant adidas prizes.