Run and Become, along with the West Highland Way Race and Altra UK, host the annual informal evening of Ultra running advice and inspiration for anyone or their support crew tackling this iconic epic challenge for the first or tenth time.
A great list of panelists share invaluable information for anyone taking on their own 100mile or shorter ultra challenge in 2021. The aim being to provide information and inspiration, to help send you home with some new ideas to help you prepare better for whatever challenges you have ahead.
Ian Beattie, race director, also gives a brief general update of 2021 race plans.
Line-up of speakers:
IAN BEATTIE MBE
Race Director of the West Highland Way.
GB trail international, 2017 race winner and current course record holder with 13 hours 41minutes 8 seconds. Rob talks about his own running and preparation for races and also about that record breaking run in 2017.
By live link from USA. Brian is one of the founders of Altra running shoes, the title sponsor of the West Highland Way race. He is also an accomplished 100mile racer too. Brian shares the interesting story of how Altra shoes has evolved from a small idea into one of the fastest growing shoe brands not only amongst ultra runners but the wider running community.
UK 100km champion in 2019, in a time of 6:44:18. Third behind Jim Walmsley at Sweden’s UltraVasen 90km Trail race the same year. Ambassador for Altra UK. Charlie talks about his own preparation and racing and offer some tips from his own training he has learnt along the way.
Photo credit: Clark Hamilton