Thursday, 9 January 2014

Lots of excitement coming out of the Ultra Trail Running World..


 Any trail/mountain or ultra running (including me) is eagerly awaiting many new exciting news press releases at the moment.. One being, the registration for the world famous UTMB has now closed and everyone now awaits for the 15th of January to see if they get in or not.. As you can see below again this year its well over subscribed with runners and unfortunately some runners will have to wait yet another year to run in their dream race :




Dear Everybody,
Registrations are now closed!

Here is an update concerning registration for the 2014 The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
Las
t night at midnight, 14113 runners, representing 75 different nationalities are candidates.
  • The UTMB®, is today, 226% full: there will less than 1/2 chance of being successful in the draw.
  • The CCC®, is today, 174% full; there will be a 1 in 2 chance in the draw.
  • The TDS™, with more than 1400 runners already registered, has more than last year, but probably won’t need to have a draw. It is therefore the only event which offers an almost certain chance of participating in 2014. It will not, however, have the capacity to accept those unlucky in the 2 other draws (*).
  • The OCC, is today, 164% full; there will be about 3 in 5 chance in the draw.
  • The PTL™ is full - Enrolments are closed (quota full).
The results of the draw will be announced at 10:00 January 15th (Paris time) here
(*) runners not accepted due to the draw for the UTMB® or the CCC® who choose to transfer their registration to the TDS™ renounce the benefit of a coefficient of 2 for the 2015 draw.


The other exciting news this week regarding trail and ultra running is for the UK. Skyrunning series is coming to the UK for the first time ever! This has been long awaited and I'm sure will be a huge success for many years to come. The board over at Skyrunning UK are slowly working their way through races to be included in this years calendar, but earlier this week the first race of the series was announced. '3 x 3000 Ultra' this is an 80km ultra trail marathon with 4,000m/13,000 ascent over very tough mountain trails incorporating three classic Lakeland peaks. Scafell Pike, Hellvellyn and Skiddaw.. Now anyone who knows the Lake District will agree this is an awesome route and will have some stunning views along the way. Ian and Emily over at High Terrain Events have done a great job at many other events in the past and I'm sure this will become one of them classic UK events over the next few years.
Check out all the details here and get entered!! - http://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/index.html
 

All other Skyrunning UK details can be found here on the rest of the series as it unfolds. http://skyrunninguk.com

Exciting times ahead. I know I will hopefully compete in these races when I'm back in the UK for sure.. 

Good Luck to everyone this week who are awaiting their place in this years UTMB also! 

Thanks for reading 
Paul 
 

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