About the Guide
A 40 page, black and white A5 booklet written as an introduction to those who are facing the challenge of running long and ultra distance off-road events for the first time.
For the trail and fell runner moving up in distance to twenty miles and above this useful little booklet gives an overview of all the aspects that need to be considered for a successful completion of your event. From different types of training to the need for navigation and the effects that this kind of run can have on your body, this booklet can be a great help in preparing you for what is to come.
To enter a Long or Ultra distance event or challenge the likes of 100 km is a decision and a half. The confidence that needs to be built up not only of the distance but of the whole experience can not be underestimated. Get it right and to complete such a distance is very, very self satisfying. Preparation is key.
This guidebook explores the preparation, technical aspects and what you can expect before, during and after this arduous task.
Long distance running is a test of not only endurance but also of handling the mind games, your mental strength and is the true challenge to the endurance runner.
- What is Long and Ultra Distance Off-Road Running
Preparing for a Long or Ultra Distance Off-Road Run or Race
Choosing an event.
To enter an event.
Grading of routes.
Individual or team event.
Endurance training plan.
Guaging time and distance.
Running in darkness.
Rest and recovery.
How many events should I do in a year.
Technical aspects of Long and Ultra Distance Off-Road Running.
Rucksack or bumbag.
Heatstroke and hypothermia.
Vomiting and diarrhoea.
Map and Compass Reading.
Setting the map.
Marking up the map.
Using a compass.
Map reading practical skills.
Participating in a Long or Ultra Distance Run or Race.
Last minute preparation.
After the event.