Terry Conway pre race interview Ronda dels Cims 2013

Terry Conway at Cavalls del Vent copyright iancorless.com

Terry Conway at Cavalls del Vent copyright iancorless.com

Lakeland 100 winner and course record holder, Terry Conway speaks to Ian ahead of the 2013 Ronda dels Cims. This will be Terry’s biggest race challenge yet. A race over 100 miles with altitude gain over 12,000m is not something that is easy to prepare for while living in the UK. However, Terry has paced his home in the English Lakes and has trained hard to prepare himself for the challenge ahead.

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2013 Calendar – Race Coverage

Just four days into a new year and my diary is full…. or so to speak.

2012 was an incredible year. So many new things and new opportunities. The success of Talk Ultra was incredible and in just a couple of weeks the show will be 1 year old! In addition to the podcast I diversified my photographic skills and in conjunction with writing I shifted away from working as a ‘commercial photographer’ in the advertising world (I till do some commissions) and started to concentrate on running, runners, races and the world around this.

I am extremely grateful to Skyrunning for the support and backing in providing me with the opportunity to attend so many great events. I am also extremely grateful and thankful (in no particular order) to

Of course articles and photography would mean nothing without an outlet and I would like to thank:

So what does 2013 have in store?

Here is a list of races that I will be attending as a photographer and journalist in 2013.

2013 CALENDAR

January

February

01st – 10th COSTA RICA: The Coastal Challenge. Official Race Website HERE

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28th – 7th SPAIN: Lanzarote (training camp)

March

April

04th -18th MOROCCO: Marathon des Sables. Official Race Website HERE

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18th – 22th TURKEY: Iznik Ultra TBC  Official Race Website HERE

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May

09th -17th SPAIN: Skyrunning Transvulcania Ultramarathon – 83k, La Palma. Official Race Website HERE

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24th – 27th SPAIN: Skyrunning Zegama-Aizkorri. Official Race Website HERE

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June

20th – 24th ANDORRA: Skyrunning Ronda dels Cims – 170k, Vallnord. Official Race Website HERE

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27th -1st July FRANCE: Skyrunning KM Vertical, Chamonix & Mont-Blanc Marathon. Official Race Website HERE

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July

12th -15th FRANCE: Skyrunning Ice Trail Tarentaise – 65k, Val d’Isère. Official Race Website HERE

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18th  – 20th ITALY: European Skyrunning Championships. Official Race Website HERE

Image courtesy of Trans D'Havet

Image courtesy of Trans D’Havet

August

23rd – 26th SWITZERLAND:  Skyrunning Matterhorn Ultraks – 46k, Zermatt. Official Race Website HERE

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September

22nd – 28th Sept (Race Dates) my schedule 19th to 26th USA: Grand to Grand Ultra – Official Race Website HERE

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24th -01st Oct (dates tbc)  USA: Skyrunning Ultra Race of Champions “UROC” -100k, Vail. Official Race Website HERE

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October

10th -14th  ITALY:  Skyrunning Xtreme – Vertical Kilometer® & SKY RACE, Limone sul Garda. Official Race Website HERE

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November

Everest Trail Race

December

 

X-Bionic

 

People have been talking about functional clothing for decades. Manufacturers found big words to describe the limited progress made in textiles, but the clothing itself was hardly intelligent.

The correct concept for intelligent customers with aspirations had yet to be discovered – by X-BIONIC®. In 2000, we were the first company to address the basic questions in depth and adopt a highly scientific approach. Was is it that makes our body so eminently capable? Where are perfect examples to be found in nature? How can textiles help athletes to use their energy resources more efficiently than ever before?


In the beginning there was a revolutionary functional sock. Then came an innovative jacket. Just like with evolution, the development was continually perfected. X-BIONIC® patents for leading solutions piled up. And long-standing believes about functional apparel ended up in the garbage due to outdated myths. In the place of bulky socks came anatomically shaped, multifunctional construction that maintained the barefoot climate found in nature. Instead of sweat-absorbing material came unique membranes into play that gave energy back to the body instead of absorbing it. From a technological viewpoint, X-BIONIC® is more at home in the aviation industry than in the world of sports clothing. Our engineers make use of high-tech research and innovative materials. No detail is superfluous, every fibre has a function. And every product is a sophisticated construction that integrates the body perfectly into its sporting environment.

Over the coming months I will be putting the X-Bionic range through its paces. As I am sure some of you may be aware. I am currently not running as I need to allow a knee problem to subside, however, as soon as I am back on the trails I will work may way through the provided samples. You will be able to read reviews and look at products HERE

Many thanks to Simon at X-Bionic UK for providing the samples.

Products to be tested