Category Archives: Videos

Grand Canyon R2R2R: Running rim-to-rim-to-rim in a day!

This video showcases one of those bucket-list ultramarathon runs: the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. Last May, a group of five ultrarunning buddies tackled this route, setting out in the dark to start their descent from the South Rim, down the South Kaibab Trail by headlamp. They crossed the Colorado River for the first time around 6:30 am, then headed straight up the North Kaibab Trail to the North Rim. They then turned right around, back down North Kaibab, to ascend by the

Run Barcelona: Salomon’s latest film will inspire you!

I love using running as a way to explore a city. No time goal, taking your camera, stopping whenever you want for whatever you want – photos, snacks, chats with the locals, whatever! Forget the stupid crowded bus tours to see the sites. One of the great things about being an ultramarathon runner… you have the fitness to do this (and enjoy it!) Not to mention, it’s free. Salomon’s Running TV’s latest film “Barcelona” shows the joy of two runners discovering one of the world’s

The Barkley Marathons: A film about a footrace with a 98% DNF rate

The 2016 Barkley Marathons is happening RIGHT NOW… so let’s take a look at the recently released film about it! With a sub-title of “the race that eats its young,” this is not a competition for the faint-hearted. (I know ultramarathoners are not faint-hearted… but this one is at a totally different level). Since April 1986, this (approximately) 100-mile race has taken place every year, in Tennessee. Around 40 runners are accepted each year – provided that they have paid the $1.60

This will be the 25th year for India’s incredible 5-day Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race

I ran this race in 2013. They call it a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience – but the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is definitely an ultramarathon running experience I hope to repeat. The race is run over five days. The first three days are at elevations ranging from around 6,000′ to 11,000′ (1,800 m to 3,400 m), following the ridgeline that is THE border between India and Nepal. Along the route, you get views of four of the highest mountain peaks in

Hard core aid station – at Hardrock Hundred Mile, Kroger’s Canteen

Here’s a great vid from the Salomon Running team… showing what goes into setting up the aid station at Kroger’s Canteen, at 13,100′ elevation and 68 miles in to the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run, Colorado. Sound like the kind of ultramarathon aid station you want to volunteer at? Well, there’s a waiting list (and you have to have run Hardrock previously to even get on the list). It’s hard to get into the race too – you have to

Video: The Howe Sound Crest Trail, on the fringes of Vancouver

Is it possible to live in one of the most happening cities on the planet, and have world-class trail-running at your doorstep? Vancouver runners know that it is! Check out this great video, of a group of runners tackling the 29 km Howe Sound Crest Trail. This vid was posted by Jeff Pelletier, a trail runner born and raised in Vancouver, sponsored by the likes of Salomon, CLIFbar and inReach Canada. Jeff tries to do this run at least once

Running around the world in 2013 – a run every day!

What a great project! Runner and TV producer/director Geoff Butler went for a run every single day of the year 2013. But even better, he documented it all on film. This compilation, “A Run Around the Sun” puts all of that running together… with a one second clip from each day! Geoff travels a lot for his work – so his clips include runs on trails and roads, in countries including England, France, Scotland and Russia, and runs across the

Solstice moon beach and intertidal cave run: Tofino, BC

So here’s a run you can’t do every day… literally. It’s a run through a sea cave on Vancouver Island’s west coast, near Tofino, BC, Canada. This run is only possible a few days of the year, when the tides are low enough that the cave is dry, which occurs around the summer solstice full or new moon. OK, so my video about it is a bit hokey. (I shot it when ultrarunner Jen Segger was out in Tofino leading

Angel’s Staircase 60k

RunningUltramarathons editor Jacqueline Windh and her partner, RU contributor Dave Gilbert, ran Angel’s Staircase together in August 2013. The race is organized by Rainshadow Running, and incorprates a total of 10,000′ elevation gain and loss over 60 km of trails through the mountains of central Washington State. As of 2014, it’s been added to the USA Skyrunning series. Dave filmed as they ran, and his daughter Valerie edited his clips into this film: