ROCKTAPE sponsor Skyrunning UK

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Skyrunning UK is pleased to announce that ROCKTAPE will be the first sponsor to support the Skyrunner® Series UK.

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Just like all our participants in the Skyrunner® Series UK, the ROCKTAPE team are avid athletes.  ROCKTAPE already supports various UK based events and athletes in a variety of sports; notably Ultra runner and Lakeland 100 winner Terry Conway and Salomon International athlete, Anna Frost.

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No matter how carefully we prepare and train, injuries happen and unfortunately they can happen on a frequent basis, especially when pushing at the limits.  ROCKTAPE is not just for the injured athlete, it can also be used to help delay fatigue and improve posture/running form.

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Today, ‘Kinesiology Tape’ is widely used throughout the world to treat injuries and pain. ROCKTAPE is the only tape specifically engineered to meet the demands of elite athletes. Why is it unique? Stick and Stretch.  Its unique glue means that unlike many other tapes ROCKTAPE stays on the skin come hell or high water. ROCKTAPE stretches twice as much as most kinesiology tape and is engineered to mimic human skin. The ‘stretch’ is the secret behind ROCKTAPE!

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How does it work? When applied properly, ROCKTAPE lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes positive changes in the body’s fluid, mechanical and neurological systems. Commonly people wearing Rocktape report less pain, swelling and tightness, greater awareness of the area and later onset of fatigue.

Paul Coker, Medical Director, Rocktape UK explains, “We are really pleased to be able to support the Skyrunner® UK series in its inaugural year, we hope it’s the beginning of a long term-relationship. ROCKTAPE offers lots of great benefits to runners, this partnership is a perfect way to showcase our product and increase awareness of ROCKTAPE amongst the trail and ultra running community.  As a very enthusiastic but distinctly average runner myself its also a great reason to be at Sky races and witness some of the worlds best athletes run.”

Skyrunning UK is well aware of the benefits that may be obtained both pre-exercise, during exercise and post exercise from ROCKTAPE.

“We strongly believe that our partnership is a great step forward not only for the Skyrunner® Series UK but also all our athletes who will perform in our series” explains Ian Corless, Director of Skyrunning UK “Paul and myself have had plenty of communication over the past 2-years. I have used ROCKTAPE to help recover from injuries and I have also used products in training to prevent onward injuries. I fully understand and believe in the product. It’s great to have a sponsor on board that will directly benefit every participant in a Skyrunner® Series UK event. Why is this? Well, ROCKTAPE will be present at our events and provide on hand advice, show taping techniques and directly get involved with each and every runner. It’s a really exciting prospect.” 

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The 2014 Skyrunner® Series UK is developing each and every day. Skyrunning UK has already announced two ULTRA events, the V3K in Wales for June and the 3×3 in the Lakes for October. With the imminent announcement of new events to the 2014 calendar and the sponsorship of ROCKTAPE the Skyrunner® Series UK is already proving to be one of the most exciting race series prospects for those who love to run over technical and demanding terrain with plenty of vertical gain within the UK.

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Skyrunning UK website – www.skyrunninguk.com

ROCKTAPE – www.rocktape.net

V3K Race Website – http://www.vegan-welsh-3000s.co.uk

3×3 Ultra Website – http://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/24.html

Episode 28 Geoff Roes & Emelie Forsberg

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Episode 28 of Talk Ultra has an interview with Geoff Roes who in the 2010 edition of Western States 100 set a new CR and became a star in the film, Unbreakable. We also have an interview with rising female star Emelie Forsberg. We discuss her incredible 2012 and what lies in store for 2013. In Talk Training we have the ‘Rockdoc’ telling us all about Kinesiology taping. We have A Year in the life of…, part 2 of our MDS special, the news, a blog, a Meltzer Moment and the up and coming races.

Show timings:

00:00:45 Start

00:13:23  A year in the life of – Amanda Hyatt

00:27:17 News

003805 Blog – Jez Bragg has just completed the Teararoa in New Zealand. Catch up on his whole experience via his blog HERE

00:38:45 Talk Training with Paul Coker from Rocktape – website HERE

01:16:05 Back to Karl

01:20:16 Geoff Roes website here

Date of Birth:
April 14, 1976

Place of Birth:
Syracuse, NY

Current Home town: 
Juneau, AK (May-Aug) & Nederland, CO (Sept-April)

Primary Race Distance:
50k and up.

Other hobbies or sports:
Snowshoeing, XC skiing, Mountain Biking, Bike Touring, Cooking, Writing

What MHW/Montrail gear and clothing is in your quiver for a typical day at/ on the trail? 
Montrail Mountain Masochist, Mountain Hardwear Effusion Jacket, Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest, Mountain Hardwear Way Too Cool tops.

How were you introduced to your sport?
Came to Ultrarunning on my own. It just sounded fun to try to run a 50k.

What inspires you? 
I’m most inspired by getting out in the mountains and exploring new places.

What advice would you give to newcomers to (your sport) today? 
Try to enjoy every run you go out on. If you’re not enjoying the running that your doing, try some new things until you are.

What the first thing you look forward to doing after a long run / race?
Seeing friends, family, and other racers at the finish… and drinking a beer.

How do you balance your training schedule with your “real” job? 
I’m one of the lucky few in the sport whose training is my “real job.”

In 10 years I hope to be…
Getting as much satisfaction out of my life as I am now.

Six-word bio: 
Living for Now. Happy and easy.

When singing karaoke, what song do you sing to bring down the house?
Have never, and likely will never sing karaoke

What music gets you fired up?
I don’t listen to music to get fired up. The music I do listen to tends to be music which has more of the opposite effect, keeping me calm and mellow, which I think is a lot more beneficial in ultrarunning, a sport that requires so much patience and ability to take things as they come.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • February 2012, Iditarod Trail Invitational – 1st place in foot division
  • September 2011, UROC 100k – 1st place
  • March 2011, Chuckanut 50k – 1st place, Course Record
  • July 2010, Crow Pass Crossing – 1st place, Course Record
  • June 2010, Western States 100 – 1st place, Course Record
  • November 2009, Mountain Masochist 50 – 1st place, Course Record
  • September 2009, Wasatch 100 – 1st place, Course Record
  • February 2006, Little Su 50k– 1st place, First Ultramarathon

Course records:

  • Susitna 100
  • Resurrection Pass 50
  • Resurrection Pass 100
  • Crow Pass Crossing
  • Wasatch 100
  • Mountain Masochist 50
  • North Face Endurance Challenge 50 – Bear Mountain
  • Western States 100
  • Run Rabbit Run 50
  • Chuckanut 50k
  • DRTE 100
  • UROC 100k

Geoff Roes results here

02:03:32 Emelie Forsberg website here

Member of Salomon International team and a devoted lover of the mountains. The best time is the time out in the mountains where the clock and the world outside doesn’t  count. In the summertime I run in them and in winter time I go skiing. When I’m not in out in the mountains I do some studying.

Follow me here with projects, races and my lifestyle on my my way through the mountains!

Results 2012

  • Winner of the world championship in the skyrace serie.
  • Winner of Salomon trail tour Sweden.
  • 2nd place at 3 Peaks UK
  • 3rd place at Zegama Marathon Spain
  • 1st place at Kilians Classic, France
  • 1st place and new record at Dolomites Skyrace, Italy
  • 1st place at Pikes Peak Marathon
  • 2nd place at Trofeo KIMA, Italy
  • 3rd place at Cavalls del vent, Spain
  • 1st place at Kinabalu, Malaysia

02:33:32 Back to Karl

02:40:40 Meltzer Moment

02:46:06 MDS Special – Tobias Mews

03:00:08 Up & coming Races for the next two weeks

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