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Cape Wrath Ultra, Scotland: 400 hard-earned km over eight days

Near-perfect weather conditions led to a higher-than-predicted finish rate for Scotland’s inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra – a 400 km staged ultramarathon through the rugged Scottish Highlands. Race report by Press Release, photos by Ian Corless. Marcus Scotney (UK), ran down the track towards the Cape Wrath lighthouse at 11:05 on Sunday 29th May, and was cheered into the finish of the first Cape Wrath Ultra™ by a small group of fellow runners, media, and race staff. Running strongly, he arrived in the lighthouse

Scotland’s Cape Wrath Ultra starts tomorrow: 400 km in eight days (with a bit of mountain!)

[By Rob Howard, SleepMonsters.com] The inaugural Cape Wrath Ultra is about to begin and it is going to take 95 brave ultra runners on the journey of lifetime through the wild landscapes of North-West Scotland. The race is organised by Ourea Events, the company which revived the Dragon’s Back Race in Wales so successfully in 2012. That race is justifiably renowned as one of the world’s toughest multi-day ultras and the Cape Wrath Ultra is of the same pedigree –

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

Scotland’s G2E: The Glasgow-to-Edinburgh 55 mile ultramarathon, April 5th 2014.

It was last November, after a successful 10k run in Manchester, England, that I committed to run my first ultramarathon. During a drunken conversation that night with my friend, Goose, and my brother, Greg (who is in remission from leukemia and who we were raising money for), we agreed to enter an ultra next year. Hands were shaken and no more was said. Two days later I got a text message from Goose saying he had found an ultramarathon in